Les Snead is the General Manager of the 2021 NFL Champion Los Angeles Rams. Snead’s tenure has been marked by aggressive moves to improve the organization in any way possible, a philosophy he set in motion just days after his hiring and has continued through the 2021 championship season.
Snead was born and grew up in Eufaula, Alabama and was an all-state offensive guard at Eufaula High School. He switched to tight end at Troy State before attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham and earning a varsity letter for playing on the first NCAA-sanctioned Division III UAB Blazers football team. He then transferred to Auburn. After Snead served as a graduate assistant at Auburn, he became a scout.
On February 10, 2012, the Rams announced that they had hired Snead to become the team’s new general manager. On March 12, 2012, Snead made his first big deal as general manager, as the Rams agreed to a trade with the Washington Redskins that would exchange their No. 2 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft for the Redskins’ sixth and 39th overall selections. The Rams also received Washington’s first round selections for the 2013 and 2014 drafts.
James Lawrence “Jim” Mora is an American football coach, currently the head coach at the University of Connecticut. Prior to taking the job with UCONN, Mora served as a head coach in the National Football League, coaching the Atlanta Falcons from 2004 to 2006 and Seattle Seahawks in 2009. He has also served as an analyst for NFL Network and Fox Sports.
Michael (Mike) Bloomgren is currently the head football coach at Rice University. Prior to beginning his coaching career, Bloomgren played the tight end position at Culver–Stockton College.
Bloomgren prepped at Florida High School in Tallahassee, Florida. He played college football as a tight end at Culver–Stockton College. He graduated from Florida State University magna cum laude with his bachelor’s degree in sports management, with a minor in business, in 1999. During his time at Florida State, he also worked as an undergraduate assistant to the linebackers. After graduating, Bloomgren became a graduate assistant at the University of Alabama. While at Alabama, he earned his master’s degree in higher education administration with a 4.0 GPA.
After earning his graduate degree, Bloomgren went on to serve as an assistant at Catawba College (January 2002–March 2005) and Delta State University (March 2005–February 2007). At these schools, he simultaneously worked as the offensive coordinator, offensive line coach, and special teams coach.
After leaving Delta State in February 2007, Bloomgren had a three-week stint at Texas A&M before accepting an offensive quality control position with the New York Jets. He served in this position under Brian Schottenheimer, and Bill Callahan. In 2009, when Rex Ryan became the head coach of the New York Jets, Bloomgren accepted a position as assistant offensive coordinator.
In 2011, Bloomgren accepted the running game coordinator/offensive line coaching position at Stanford under head coach David Shaw. Bloomgren was promoted to offensive coordinator in January 2013. On December 5, 2017, it was announced that Bloomgren was hired to replace David Bailiff as the head coach at Rice University.