THOUSAND OAKS – He is about to enter the biggest game in his professional life and the biggest summer of the rest of his life.Coach Sean McVay spent Friday thinking about what that all means for his future.
McVay may not yet know the perfect balance between work and family, but he stated it during Sunday's Super Bowl LVI media availability.
McVay was asked his opinion on why he didn’t think that this would be the case. McVay, 36 years old, began his answer by laughing, then went on to give a roughly 90 second response about the other things he desires in life.
McVay stated, “I love this so deeply that it's such an obsession but I also know from what I've seen form some of my closest friends whether it's coaches, or even some players, that I'm going to be married this summer. I want to have children and I believe being able be able find that balance while also being able give the time necessary.” McVay said, “I've always dreamed of being a father. I don't know the future. I laugh at that.
“I don’t really know. “I know that I love football, and I'm so invested. Right now is the best time. However, you will have to ask yourself what you would like to do in the future. I want to be with my family.
These thoughts are set against the background of multiple sources telling ESPN's Lindsey Thiry that McVay had considered coaching by becoming a television analyst.
In January, multiple league executives suggested to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that McVay could follow a similar coaching/broadcasting path to Jon Gruden, whom McVay coached under in Tampa Bay in 2008, and take a break from coaching for a lucrative TV job.
Fowler was told that one NFC executive said to Fowler, “I think he's trying quickly to get that Super Bowl Ring so then he has options.” … He could do television for a while if he wanted to and can go back and coach any teams he wishes.
The New York PostMcVay would be interested in television executives if it was something that he wanted to pursue. However, he noted that “it isn't clear yet whether he would like to do it.”
McVay knew Friday that the lure of having a family was something that attracted him. He and fiancée Veronika Khomyn were originally slated to get married in the south of France in 2020 and then in southern California last year but have postponed their nuptials both times for pandemic-related reasons.
McVay's views on family are deep. He shared some insight about them when he spoke about his childhood experiences. He stated Friday that Tim, his father, would have been an “unbelievable coach”, but he never took it seriously as he knew he would be gone after watching John McVay work as the head coach.General Manager of the .
McVay explained that he also knows how much time is lost during the winter months. This was something he saw growing up. He has such a special relationship to my grandpa, who was a coach, and in personnel. But, McVay said that one of the reasons he didn't get into coaching was that his dad missed out on many of the things. However, he didn't want that for me and my brother. That was something I have always kept in mind and I hope to one day be able to have my own family. That's why I said that. But, —, when I'm 61 this stuff will be my topic.
McVay, general manager Les Snead and McVay signed extensions with Rams in January 2019, which will keep them under contract until the 2023 season. McVay led the Rams to a record of 61-29 since taking over in 2017. This includes the playoffs, three NFC West division championships and two NFC Championships.
McVay is focusing on the Lombardi Trophy, which he and his team have not won since their loss to the Rams.in Super Bowl LIII. McVay admitted that he was outcoached during the Rams' loss. This week, another storyline revolved around McVay.
McVay stated Monday that McVay believes it's important to look in the mirror and take responsibility for your actions. “As a competitor, it is important to be able handle difficult moments. I will never forget the fact that I did not do a sufficient job for my team in what I consider my responsibility and role to these guys.