COACHES

Tyrone McKenzie
Assistant Special Teams

Biography

Tyrone McKenzie begins his first season on the Rams coaching staff as a special teams assistant coach in 2017.
 
McKenzie comes to Los Angeles after serving as the assistant defensive line/quality control coach at Stanford. With the Cardinals, McKenzie helped the defense hold all of their 2016 opponents below their season averages in points per game. Additionally, McKenzie was instrumental in the development of Stanford All-American defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, who was the third overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Thomas is the highest non-quarterback player drafted from Stanford. At graduation, he was the NCAA’s active tackle leader.
 
Prior to his time at Stanford, McKenzie was the outside linebacker/assistant special teams coach at The University of Colorado. In his season at Colorado, he helped the Buffaloes’ defense move up more than 40 spots in the nation in total defense in 2015, the third-most improved defense in the NCAA. McKenzie also helped the defense improve from last in the Pac-12 in 2014 to seventh in 2015.
 
McKenzie originally entered the coaching ranks in 2013 as the defensive coordinator/linebacker coach at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla.
 
The former third-round draft pick (97th overall) of the New England Patriots, McKenzie garnered five seasons of pro playing experience, including stops at Tampa Bay and Minnesota. McKenzie was a team captain for three of five of those campaigns. At the time of his drafting, McKenzie was the third-highest drafted player from South Florida.
 
McKenzie played collegiately at South Florida, where he earned second-team All-Big East honors as a junior after setting a school record with 121 tackles. He led South Florida in tackles in both of his seasons as a Bull and was awarded with first-team All-Big East and All-American honors as a senior. He was also named his team’s defensive MVP as a senior.
 
A University of South Florida graduate, McKenzie earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics with a minor in finance. McKenzie and his wife, Amy, have three children: Ty, Taylor and Teagan.
 

McKenzie History

2017-present – Los Angeles Rams, Special Teams Assistant

2016 – Stanford, Assistant Defensive Line/Quality Control

2015 – Colorado, Outside Linebackers/Graduate Assistant

2013-14 – Berkeley Preparatory High School, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

Tyrone McKenzie begins his first season on the Rams coaching staff as a special teams assistant coach in 2017.
 
McKenzie comes to Los Angeles after serving as the assistant defensive line/quality control coach at Stanford. With the Cardinals, McKenzie helped the defense hold all of their 2016 opponents below their season averages in points per game. Additionally, McKenzie was instrumental in the development of Stanford All-American defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, who was the third overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Thomas is the highest non-quarterback player drafted from Stanford. At graduation, he was the NCAA’s active tackle leader.
 
Prior to his time at Stanford, McKenzie was the outside linebacker/assistant special teams coach at The University of Colorado. In his season at Colorado, he helped the Buffaloes’ defense move up more than 40 spots in the nation in total defense in 2015, the third-most improved defense in the NCAA. McKenzie also helped the defense improve from last in the Pac-12 in 2014 to seventh in 2015.
 
McKenzie originally entered the coaching ranks in 2013 as the defensive coordinator/linebacker coach at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla.
 
The former third-round draft pick (97th overall) of the New England Patriots, McKenzie garnered five seasons of pro playing experience, including stops at Tampa Bay and Minnesota. McKenzie was a team captain for three of five of those campaigns. At the time of his drafting, McKenzie was the third-highest drafted player from South Florida.
 
McKenzie played collegiately at South Florida, where he earned second-team All-Big East honors as a junior after setting a school record with 121 tackles. He led South Florida in tackles in both of his seasons as a Bull and was awarded with first-team All-Big East and All-American honors as a senior. He was also named his team’s defensive MVP as a senior.
 
A University of South Florida graduate, McKenzie earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics with a minor in finance. McKenzie and his wife, Amy, have three children: Ty, Taylor and Teagan.
 

McKenzie History

2017-present – Los Angeles Rams, Special Teams Assistant

2016 – Stanford, Assistant Defensive Line/Quality Control

2015 – Colorado, Outside Linebackers/Graduate Assistant

2013-14 – Berkeley Preparatory High School, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers