Rams Hiring ST Coordinator John Bonamego


According to Lindsay Thiry, the Rams are hiring former Lions special teams coordinator John Bonamego to the same position on their staff. 

Bonamego will replace John Fassel, who joined the Cowboys as their ST coordinator. He was fired by the Lions at the end of this past season.

Bonamego, 56, began his coaching career at Maine as an assistant back in 1988. From there, Bonamego coached at Lehigh and Army before taking his first NFL job with the Jaguars as their assistant special teams coach in 1999.

Bonamego has coached for a number of NFL teams including the Packers, Saints, Dolphins and Lions. He spent four years as the head coach of Central Michigan before being hired by the Lions last January as their special teams coordinator. 

Football Outsiders had the Lions’ special teams unit ranked No. 8 overall in 2019.

During his time as head coach at Central Michigan, Bonamego led the school to a record of 22-29 (43.1 percent) and three bowl games.

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