Coaches The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time  

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Between their time in Cleveland, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and finally back to LA, there have been many Rams coaches, but who is truly the best Los Angeles Rams coach of all time? Help us answer that question by voting up your personal favorite Los Angeles Rams coaches, and voting down any that you believe brought the team down.

Prior to the NFL AFL merger in 1970, the Rams won two NFL Championships both as the Cleveland Rams and Los Angeles Rams. The coaches that led those team were Adam Walsh and Joe Stydahar respectively. In the modern NFL era, coach Dick Vermeil took the St. Louis Rams to Super Bowl XXXIV, where they defeated the Tennessee Titans 23-16. 

Who is the greatest LA Rams coach of all time? Let us know by voting up for your favorite head coaches below that you believe really made an impact on the franchise.

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Dick Vermeil is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
age 82 Richard Albert "Dick" Vermeil is a retired American head coach for the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs. He is in the Sid Gillman ...more

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Chuck Knox is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
age 86 Charles Robert "Chuck" Knox is a former American football coach at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. He is best remembered as head coach of three National Football ...more

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Sean McVay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added age 32 Sean McVay is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

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George Allen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
Died at 72 (1918-1990) George Herbert Allen was an American football coach in the National Football League and the United States Football League. He was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1998 and the ...more

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Sid Gillman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
Died at 92 (1911-2003) Sidney "Sid" Gillman was an American football player, coach, executive, and innovator. Gillman's insistence on stretching the football field by throwing deep downfield passes, instead ...more

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Mike Martz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
age 67 Michael Martz is a former NFL head coach and offensive coordinator. He is a current NFL analyst for Fox Sports with Ron Pitts. Martz is best known as the offensive coordinator behind the St. ...more

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John Robinson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
age 83 John Alexander Robinson is a former American football player and coach best known for his two stints as head coach of the University of Southern California football team and for his tenure as ...more

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Adam Walsh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
Adam Walsh Died at 84 (1901-1985) Adam Walsh was an American football player and coach. He played college football as a center at the University of Notre Dame where he was an All-American and captain of the 1924 team under Knute ...more

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Ray Malavasi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
Died at 57 (1930-1987) Ray Malavasi was an football coach who served as head coach of two National Football League teams: the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Rams. A native of Passaic, New Jersey, Malavasi entered ...more

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Art Lewis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
Died at 51 (1911-1962) Arthur Everett "Pappy" Lewis was an American football player and coach. He played college football as a lineman at Ohio University from 1932 to 1935 and then in the National Football ...more

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Joe Vitt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
age 64 Joe Vitt is the assistant head coach and linebackers coach of the New Orleans Saints. He was the interim head coach for the New Orleans Saints during the 2012 season.

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Clark Shaughnessy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
Clark Shaughnessy Died at 78 (1892-1970) Clark Daniel Shaughnessy was an American football coach and innovator. He is sometimes called the "father of the T formation", although that system had previously been used as early as ...more

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Joe Stydahar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
Died at 65 (1912-1977) Joseph Lee "Jumbo Joe" Stydahar was an American football tackle for the Chicago Bears from 1936 to 1942 and 1945 to 1946 and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was born ...more

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Bob Snyder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
Bob Snyder Died at 88 (1913-2001) Robert A. Snyder was a football player and coach who spent more than three decades in the sport, including his most prominent position as head coach of the National Football League's Los Angeles

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Hamp Pool is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
Hamp Pool Died at 85 (1915-2000) Hampton John "Hamp" Pool was a football player, coach and scout who was part of two National Football League championship teams during his playing career and served as head coach for ...more

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Damon Wetzel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
Damon Wetzel Damon "Buzz" Wetzel was a fullback for Ohio State, the Chicago Bears and the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was also the first head coach of the Cleveland Rams when they played in the American ...more

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Harland Svare is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
age 88 Harland James Svare is a former American football linebacker who played for eight seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants from 1953 to 1960 in the National Football League. He ...more

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Steve Spagnuolo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
age 59 Stephen Christopher Spagnuolo is an American football coach who currently serves as the Defensive coordinator of the New York Giants. He was previously the head coach of the St. Louis Rams from ...more

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Bob Waterfield is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
Died at 63 (1920-1983) Robert Stanton "Bob" Waterfield was an American football player, a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback in the National Football League.

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Tommy Prothro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
Died at 75 (1920-1995) James Thompson "Tommy" Prothro, Jr. was an American football coach. He was the head football coach at Oregon State University from 1955 to 1964 and the University of California, Los ...more

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Hugo Bezdek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
Died at 68 (1884-1952) Hugo Francis Bezdek was a Czech American sports figure who played American football and was a coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He was the head football coach at the University of ...more

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Aldo Donelli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
Died at 87 (1907-1994) Aldo "Buff" Teo Donelli was an American football and soccer player. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

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Rich Brooks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
age 77 Richard Llewellyn "Rich" Brooks is a retired American football player and coach. He was the head coach at the University of Oregon from 1977 to 1994, the National Football League's St. ...more

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Jim Haslett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
age 63 James Donald "Jim" Haslett is an American football coach and former linebacker. Previously, he served as the head coach for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League, and the ...more

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Dutch Clark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
Died at 72 (1906-1978) Earl Harry "Dutch" Clark was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Colorado College and then in the National Football League with the Portsmouth Spartans ...more

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Scott Linehan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
age 55 Scott Thomas Linehan is an American football coach, and currently serves as the play caller and offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys. He was previously the head coach of the St. Louis ...more

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Jeff Fisher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Coaches of All Time
age 60 Jeffrey Michael Fisher is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the St. Louis Rams and was previously the head coach of the Tennessee Titans, the former ...more