Rams hire Justin Lovett as new head strength coach

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The Los Angeles Rams have hired Justin Lovett as their new head strength coach.

Lovett joins the Rams after three seasons as the director of football strength & conditioning for Purdue University. Prior to joining Purdue, he spent three seasons at Western Kentucky, helping the Hilltoppers to back-to-back Conference USA championships (2015 and 2016) and two straight bowl victories (2014 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl and 2015 Miami Beach Bowl). Western Kentucky also produced five NFL Draft picks during Lovett's tenure, highlighted by a school-record-tying three in 2016 which included current Rams tight end Tyler Higbee.

Before landing at Western Kentucky, Lovett spent two seasons working with the University of Georgia's football strength and conditioning staff. Current Rams running back Todd Gurley was among the 15 players drafted by NFL teams during Lovett's two seasons working with the Bulldogs.

Lovett first broke into the NFL as an intern with the Broncos in 2009, spending three seasons in Denver before returning to the college ranks.

Lovett is certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified), National Strength and Conditioning Association (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and National Academy of Sports Medicine (Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist). He earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science from Colorado State in 2003 and a master's degree in exercise science from California University of Pennsylvania in 2012.

Experience:

2003-04: Director of Sports Performance at Miramont Sports Center in Fort Collins, Colorado

2004-08: Aurora (Colo.) Grandview High School head strength and conditioning coach

2008-09: University of Texas at El Paso head soccer strength and conditioning coach, assisted with football and softball

2009-12: Denver Broncos intern (2009), assistant strength and conditioning coach (2010-2011)

2012-14: University of Georgia assistant football strength and conditioning coach

2014-16: Western Kentucky University head football strength and conditioning coach

2016-20: Purdue University director of football strength and conditioning

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