COACHES

Chris Shula
Assistant Linebackers

Biography

Chris Shula comes to the Rams in his first season as assistant linebackers coach in 2017. Shula spent the previous two seasons as defensive quality control coach with the then-San Diego Chargers.

In his capacity with the Chargers, Shula assisted with the defensive line, which saw a breakout season from rookie DE Joey Bosa, who finished the 2016 season tied for sixth in the AFC in sacks, with 10.5.

Shula entered the NFL after spending one season as defensive coordinator at John Carroll University in 2014. In that season, John Carroll reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III playoffs and finished 10th in Division III in scoring defense.

Prior to his time at John Carroll University, Shula spent three seasons as a graduate assistant, working primarily with defensive backs at Indiana University. Shula entered the coaching ranks as the assistant linebackers coach at Ball State in 2010.

Shula was a linebacker at Miami (Ohio) from 2004-08, where he was a teammate of Rams Head Coach Sean McVay for four seasons.

Shula is the son of David Shula, former head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals from 1992-96, and the grandson of Hall of Fame Head Coach Don Shula. The Shulas are one-of-two three-generation coaching families in NFL history.

Chris Shula comes to the Rams in his first season as assistant linebackers coach in 2017. Shula spent the previous two seasons as defensive quality control coach with the then-San Diego Chargers.

In his capacity with the Chargers, Shula assisted with the defensive line, which saw a breakout season from rookie DE Joey Bosa, who finished the 2016 season tied for sixth in the AFC in sacks, with 10.5.

Shula entered the NFL after spending one season as defensive coordinator at John Carroll University in 2014. In that season, John Carroll reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III playoffs and finished 10th in Division III in scoring defense.

Prior to his time at John Carroll University, Shula spent three seasons as a graduate assistant, working primarily with defensive backs at Indiana University. Shula entered the coaching ranks as the assistant linebackers coach at Ball State in 2010.

Shula was a linebacker at Miami (Ohio) from 2004-08, where he was a teammate of Rams Head Coach Sean McVay for four seasons.

Shula is the son of David Shula, former head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals from 1992-96, and the grandson of Hall of Fame Head Coach Don Shula. The Shulas are one-of-two three-generation coaching families in NFL history.