Tight Ends Coach, Washington Redskins
Sean McVay enters his third season as tight ends coach with the Redskins, his fourth season overall in the NFL.
He was named to his position on February 16, 2011, by executive vice president/head coach Mike Shanahan, the 26 year-old McVay replaced former tight ends coach Jon Embree, who had left the team prior to Week 14 of the 2010 season to become the head football coach at the University of Colorado.
In 2011, McVay played an integral role in the emergence of tight end Fred Davis, who surpassed his previous career highs despite playing in only 12 games. Davis caught 59 passes for 796 yards, the second-highest total on the team in both categories.
Before missing the final four games of the season, Davis was on pace to set a franchise record in receiving yards by a tight end and was on pace to post the first 1,000-yard receiving season by a tight end in Redskins history.
McVay served as an offensive assistant to the Redskins in 2010, in addition to working with the tight ends during the final four weeks of the season following the departure of Embree.
The Redskins offense ranked eighth in the NFL in passing yards per game (244.6) and tight end Chris Cooley ranked second among NFL tight ends in receptions (77) and third in receiving yards (849). The offensive unit also set a franchise record for completions in a season (349), and registered a touchdown pass in 15 consecutive games for the first time in team history.
The Redskins' offense led the NFL with nine completions of at least 50 yards, including one in four consecutive games for the first time since 1987.
McVay joined the Redskins prior to the 2010 season after an undefeated regular season with the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League (UFL), where current Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett served as the head coach. The Tuskers finished a perfect 6-0 before losing in the UFL's inaugural championship game.
McVay served as the Tuskers tight ends coach in addition to working closely the team's running backs.
McVay originally entered the National Football League as an offensive assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008.
During his time in Tampa Bay, McVay worked closely with wide receiver Antonio Bryant, who recorded career highs in receptions (83), receiving yards (1,248), and touchdowns (7), en route to winning The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award.
McVay graduated from Miami University (Ohio) where he played wide receiver from 2004-07, earning Miami's Scholar-Athlete Award in 2007.