The Los Angeles Rams announced the hiring of five new assistant coaches on Tuesday, as well as the promotion of running backs Thomas Brown to assistant head coach. Brown will also continue to coach running backs, but it is a notable show of faith to replace former assistant head coach Joe Barry with Brown.
Brown was the running backs coach at South Carolina in 2019 following three years of being the offensive coordinator at the University of Miami. A sixth round pick of the Atlanta Falcons in 2008, when Les Snead was serving as a pro scout about to get a promotion within the organization a year later, Brown can now be considered one of McVay’s most prominent assistants.
Who are the new faces they’ll be working with?
The Rams officially hired Kevin Carberry to coach the offensive line, news that first broke on Sunday, and he’ll be joined by assistant defensive line coach Marcus Dixon, assistant special teams coach Dwayne Stukes, and offensive assistants Nick Jones and Chris O’Hara.
Additionally, Ejiro Evero was promoted from safeties coach to secondary and defensive pass game coordinator; Zak Kromer was promoted to offensive assistant; Chris Shula was promoted to linebackers coach, replacing Barry; tight ends coach Wes Phillips replaced Shane Waldron as offensive pass game coordinator; defensive line coach Eric Henderson took over as run game coordinator; Thad Bogardus switched from assistant defensive line to assistant linebackers.
As has been known for a while, Raheem Morris replaced Brandon Staley as defensive coordinator and Joe DiCamillis replaced John Bonamego as special teams coordinator, with Bonamego moving to senior coaching assistant.
There are many changes on the staff, but as of yet we can’t say how that will impact the team. We can say that the moves have impacted these coaches personally, with Brown perhaps having the best week of all.