Groh will be the Rams’ passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach.
“I’m very excited to have Coach Groh join our staff,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said in a press release. “He’s a talented, young coach that has proven himself on the college level as well as in the NFL. We’re looking forward to what he will bring to our offense.”
Groh, the son of former NY Jets coach Al Groh, spent the past three seasons coaching wide receivers for the Bears. Previously he worked as the wide receivers coach at Alabama, the quarterbacks coach at Louisville Cardinals and as an assistant at the University of Virginia, including three years as the Cavaliers’ offensive coordinator.
The Rams still haven’t announced who their offensive coordinator will be for the 2016 season, but Groh’s addition to the staff makes it likely that Rob Boras will take over that position on a full-time basis after serving in that role following the firing of Frank Cignetti.
Under Cignetti and then Boras, the Rams ranked 29th in in the NFL in points (17.5) during the 2015 season and were last in both total yards (297.6) and passing yards (175.3).