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Jonathan Cooley enters his third season with the Los Angeles Rams in 2022, his first season as defensive backs coach. Cooley joined the Rams as defensive assistant/quality control coach in 2020...
Jonathan Cooley enters his third season with the Los Angeles Rams in 2022, his first season as defensive backs coach. Cooley joined the Rams as defensive assistant/quality control coach in 2020.
Under Cooley's guidance in 2021, the Rams' secondary ranked fifth-best in opponents passer rating (83.8) and third in interceptions (19). The secondary unit also finished second in the NFL with 17 opponent passing touchdowns allowed and a 0.89 opponent pass touchdown-to-interception ratio. Rams defensive back Taylor Rapp set a career-high with four interceptions, which also tied for the team-lead with teammate Jalen Ramsey. Second-year defensive back Jordan Fuller also led the team in tackles with 113.
In 2020, the Rams' defense held opposing offenses to only 16.8 points per game, 281.9 yards per game, 190.7 passing yards per game and held each opposing quarterback to under 300 net yards passing. As a team, L.A. held opponents to only 18.5 points per game.
In 2019, Cooley was selected by the NFL for the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship after spending the 2019 season at the University of Akron, serving as the Zips' defensive backs coach.
Under the guidance of Cooley, Akron ranked second in the Mid- American Conference during the 2019 season, despite having only one returning starter in the secondary entering the season.
Cooley took over as secondary coach for Kent State in 2018. after he followed head coach Tom Arth to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for the 2017 season.
Cooley served as the Mocs' defensive backs coach. The Mocs defense led the Southern Conference in total defense, allowing just 326.4 yards per game and 309.6 yards per contest in conference games. Chattanooga also led the Southern Conference in pass defense and ranked second in first downs allowed.
Prior to serving as defensive backs coach for the Mocs, Cooley was a defensive graduate assistant at Kentucky for two seasons (2015-16). The Wildcats finished tied for second in the SEC East and earned a bowl bid.
Before Kentucky, Cooley spent two seasons as secondary coach at his alma mater, John Carroll University. He helped the defense at JCU finish in the top five nationally in Division III both seasons.
He coached safeties at Bluffton University in 2012 and served as the team's equipment manager. Cooley's first coaching job came as a defensive backs coach and assistant special teams coordinator at Millikin University in 2011.
He played collegiately at John Carroll, where he was a four- year letter winner and finished in the top 10 in pass breakups for the Blue Streaks.
The Columbus, Ohio native earned his bachelor's degree from John Carroll in 2011 and went on to earn an MBA and a second master's degree in sports leadership at Kentucky.