On Thursday, the Rams hired the youngest head coach in the league at 30 years of age. This will be a perfect match for their youngest quarterback and team in the league. But, do not let his young age fool you because he has a pedigree, and Jon Gruden approval.
McVay’s grandfather is John McVay who had a role in five super bowls for the San Francisco Forty-Niners.
The younger McVay also has his own impressive accomplishments as well. In high school, he played quarterback and defensive back for Marist school where he was the first player to gain 1,000 passing and rushing in consecutive seasons. During his high school years, he rushed for 2,600 yards and 40 touchdowns and passed for 2,500 yards and 18 touchdowns. He led the school to 26-3 record with a 14-1 state record in his senior year. He was named Georgia 4A Offensive Player of the Year for his senior year efforts.
He went to play wide receiver for the the University of Miami(Ohio) where he earned Miami’s Scholar-Athlete Award in 2007. While playing for Miami he caught 39 passes for 312 yards.
After his graduation from the University of Miami(Ohio), he accepts his first coaching assignment with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008. Jon Gruden, then Buccaneers’ head coach, made his assistant wide receivers coach. After Gruden’s firing in 2009, McVay became wide receivers/quality control coach for the the Florida Tuskers of the now defunct United Football League(UFL).
In 2010, McVay would return to the NFL, but this time the Washington Redskins. He would be their assist tight ends coach until 1011 when they promoted him to tights ends coach.
A Gruden would re-enter his life in 2014 when Jon’s son Jay became the Redskins’ head coach. The younger promoted him to offensive coordinator 2014 where he would remain until becoming the LA Rams new head coach.
In his first year, he turned their number 25th ranked offense to the tenth ranked total offense and would further improve the offense by moving it from the 12th ranked passing offense with a 268.4 average passing yards to number three ranked passing offense with 309.3 yards per pass.
(The above information comes from Wikipedia.)