Rams Hire Justin Lovett As Head Strength Coach
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The Los Angeles Rams have hired Justin Lovett as the head strength coach going into the 2020 NFL season.

The Rams experienced plenty of turnover to their coaching staff this offseason following a disappointing finish to the 2019 NFL Season. Among their notable departures was that of former strength and condition coach Ted Rath after leaving to join the Philadelphia Eagles as their new director of sports performance.

Lovett will certainly have some big shoes to fill considering Los Angeles has been one of the healthiest teams in the league since their relocation with the exception of the 2019 campaign. Like some of the other new additions to head coach Sean McVay’s staff, this will be his most high-profile job yet.

Lovett already has some close ties with a few notable players on the Rams roster such as running back Todd Gurley and tight end Tyler Higbee. He spent two seasons as part of Georgia’s strength and conditioning staff during Gurley’s reign as one of the most electrifying players in the nation. He then followed it up with three seasons at Western Kentucky that saw Higbee emerge as one of a school-record three players that were taken in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Of course, Lovett’s biggest qualification is when he ultimately made his bones as the director of football strength & conditioning for Purdue for the last three seasons. He will now be making his return to the NFL after serving on the Denver Broncos’ staff as an intern and assistant strength and conditioning coach for three years.

The Rams have made some significant changes alongside McVay in an attempt to help spark a potential resurgence when they usher in a new era at SoFi stadium in the 2020 campaign. Only time will tell whether or not the youthful approach will ultimately help pay huge dividends.