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Rams hire Justin Lovett as new head strength coach

Lovett replaces departed strength coach Ted Rath, who left L.A. for the Eagles

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The Rams finally have a new strength coach and he has ties to some of the top players on the roster.

The team officially announced the hiring of Justin Lovett on Monday afternoon.

Lovett comes to the Rams from Purdue, where he led its strength program for the past three years. Lovett replaces Ted Rath, who is now with the Eagles as their director of sports performance. Like Rath was, Lovett will likely be Sean McVay’s “get back” coach assistant.

Prior to his time at Purdue, Lovett was at Western Kentucky, who he worked with Rams tight end Tyler Higbee. Before that, Lovett spent two seasons working with the University of Georgia’s football strength and conditioning staff, where Rams’ running back Todd Gurley starred. So he should have a nice head start as he builds relationships with his new roster this spring.

Lovett is not new to the NFL. He was an assistant for the Broncos in 2010-11.