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As the youngest head coach in NFL history, there is a lot of intriguing information about Sean McVay. Not only did he win AP NFL Coach of the Year during his first year as head coach of the Rams, but come kickoff Sunday, McVay will become the youngest head coach in a Super Bowl history.
While it seems like everyone knows a little bit about McVay, like the fact that he lost to Julian Edelman in college, let's take a look at five lesser-known things about him.
5. McVay's 26 Wins in His First 2 Seasons Are More Than the Rams Had in Their Previous 4 Seasons
Just to shovel more dirt on the Rams' career of head coach Jeff Fisher, McVay's 26 wins over the last two seasons should never have anyone thinking about that man ever again. It's quite amazing how McVay took essentially the same roster and turned them into division champs, while Fisher couldn't even get the team above .500 is just under five seasons.
4. McVay is a Perfect 8-0 Against AFC Teams
This year it was the AFC West, so the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders all felt his wrath. In 2017, the AFC South took it on the chin (Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans). In those eight games, the Rams outscored their AFC competition by a score of 278-163. Next up, the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII. And then, the AFC North in the 2019 regular season.
3. McVay Was Born in the Same Town Jon Gruden Played College Football In
McVay was born in Dayton, Ohio on Jan. 24, 1986 – the same city where Raiders head coach Jon Gruden was a three-year letterman and backup quarterback for the University of Dayton Flyers. Although Gruden didn't play much, the Flyers had a 24-7 record during his time there. McVay has long been compared to Gruden because of their coaching success at such a young age, and actually defeated him and his Oakland Raiders in Week 1 this season by the score of 33-13.
2. Football is in the McVay Bloodline
McVay's father, Tim, was a defensive back for Indiana Unversity and played under famous ESPN College Gameday personality Lee Corso. He actually came to Bloomington as a quarterback, but switched to defensive back, lettering in his freshman year and then becoming a captain in the 1976 and 1977 seasons. McVay's grandfather, John McVay, once coached the New York Giants and ultimately became the San Francisco 49ers general manager. He was instrumental in creating a lot of those historic Super Bowl-winning teams.
1. McVay is Dating Model Veronika Khomyn
Quite possibly the most impressive aspect of McVay's run is his personal life, as he's dating Ukrainan model Veronika Khomyn. McVay actually met her while he was the tight ends coach with the Washington Redskins. She must have been very impressed with the fantasy numbers that Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis were putting up at the time, or maybe it was just his devilishly good looks. Now that he's head coach of a team playing in the Super Bowl, it seems like all the stars were aligned for this match made in heaven.
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