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Interim head coach Giff Smith of the Los Angeles Chargers walks off the field after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 13-12 to win a NFL football game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-ɫ̳/ SCNG)
Interim head coach Giff Smith of the Los Angeles Chargers walks off the field after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 13-12 to win a NFL football game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-ɫ̳/ SCNG)
Sports reporter Adam Grosbard in Torrance on Monday, Sep. 23, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)
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The Rams announced seven additions to their 2024 coaching staff on Tuesday.

Longtime Chargers assistant Giff Smith will take over as defensive line coach and running game coordinator following Eric Henderson’s departure to USC. Smith coached the Chargers’ defensive line from 2016-2021, then spent the past two seasons coaching outside linebackers before serving as interim head coach the last three games of 2023.

Joining him on the defense is former Green Bay Packers assistant Greg Williams as inside linebackers coach, backfilling the spot vacated by Chris Shula when he was promoted to defensive coordinator. Williams served as pass game coordinator in Green Bay and is a longtime NFL assistant, with stints with the Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts and Chargers.

On offense, the Rams hired former Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dave Ragone as quarterbacks coach. Ragone, who spent the 2006 training camp with the Rams during his playing career, was a quality control coach with Washington in 2015, when Rams head coach Sean McVay was serving as offensive coordinator.

Former New York Jets quarterbacks coach Rob Calabrese will serve as an offensive assistant for the Rams, while Nate Scheelshaase is leaving his position as offensive coordinator at Iowa State to serve as an offensive assistant and pass game specialist. Meanwhile, tight ends coach Nick Caley added pass game coordinator to his list of responsibilities.

McVay also hired Kansas State assistant Chili Davis as assistant special teams coach, while former Tennessee Titans assistant John Streicher will serve as game management coordinator for the Rams.

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