Rams News: Don Shula’s Grandson, Chris, Hired As A Defensive Assistant

Rams News: Don Shula’s Grandson, Chris, Hired As A Defensive Assistant

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Alec Ogletree
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams recently made another hiring to their coaching staff, as Chris Shula was recently hired to be a defensive assistant under head coach Sean McVay and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

The last name Shula probably looks familiar, and that is because Chris is the grandson of Hall of Fame NFL coach Don Shula.

Don Shula, who of course is best known for coaching the Miami Dolphins from 1970-1995, led the Dolphins to two Super Bowl victories and the only perfect season in NFL history.

Chris Shula spent the past two years as a defensive quality-control coach for the San Diego Chargers. Before that the 31-year-old coached the linebackers at Ball State in 2010 and defensive backs at Indiana from 2011-13, then served as the defensive coordinator at John Carroll University in 2014.

Chris has a previous connection with McVay, the youngest head coach in NFL history, as the two were teammates at Miami (Ohio) from 2004-07.

He joins Greg Olson (quarterbacks coach), Joe Barry (linebackers), Bill Johnson (defensive line) and Aaron Kromer (offensive line) as coaches to be hired to the Rams staff this offseason, although none of them have been formally announced yet.