Rams name seven newcomers to coaching staff

The Los Angeles Rams announced seven additions to their coaching staff under Sean McVay on Tuesday, as well as the official promotion of Chris Shula to defensive coordinator.

Shula, who was the Rams’ pass-rush coordinator and linebackers coach last season, has been on the team’s staff since 2017. The son of former Cincinnati Bengals head coach David Shula and grandson of Hall of Fame coach Don Shula, he landed his new position after Raheem Morris departed to take over as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

The defensive staff will undergo an overhaul, with Giff Smith announced as the defensive line coach/run game coordinator, while Greg Williams arrives as the inside linebackers coach.

Smith was the interim head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers last season after Brandon Staley was fired. Williams was the passing game coordinator for the Green Bay Packers last season after he was an NFL defensive coach since 2009 with four different teams.

Other new additions to the staff include John Streicher as game management coordinator, Rob Calabrese as an offensive assistant, Dave Ragone as quarterbacks coach, Chili Davis as assistant special teams coach and Nate Scheelhaase as an offensive assistant/pass game specialist.

Remaining with the staff under increased responsibilities is tight ends coach Nick Caley, who also will take on pass-game coordinator duties.