Mike Singletary, the Hall of Fame Chicago Bear great and former San Francisco 49ers head coach, will be on the Los Angeles Rams’ defensive coaching staff for the 2016 season.
Singletary has been out of the NFL coaching ranks since 2013; he interviewed for the Rams’ defensive coordinator vacancy that year, but was not offered the position.
Singletary played for five years with Jeff Fisher with the Bears from 1981-85. Fisher left Chicago to join the staff of Bears DC Buddy Ryan, who recently passed away, who took over as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1986.
No details as to Singletary’s responsibilities are available as yet outside of the general role of “defensive advisor.” In all likelihood, he’ll have some specificity involved with the linebackers as a HOF LB himself with linebacking coaching duties on his resume with the Ravens from 2003-04, the 49ers from 2005-08 and the Vikings from 2011-13.
Rams fans will remember Singletary for his two-and-a-half-year run as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers starting midway through the 2008 season. Singletary finished with a 18-22 head coaching record with the Niners before being fired after losing to the Rams in Week 16 in 2010.