THOUSAND OAKS (Calif.) — He enters the largest game of his professional career followed by the greatest summer of his personal experience.Coach Sean McVay spent Friday contemplating the implications of all that 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 then asked 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 able to father my children. I don't know the future. That is what I joke about.
“I don't really understand. I do know that I love football. I am so involved in this game. I am right now. However, you will have to ask yourself what you would like to be able do in the future. I want to have a child and be able be with my family.
Those thoughts are set against the backdrop that multiple sources have told ESPN's Lindsey Thiry, in the past, and again recently, that McVay considered working as an analyst on television as an alternative to coaching.
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 that he is trying to get the Super Bowl rings quickly so he has options. … If he decides to continue his TV career, he would be a great television host. He can also coach any team that he chooses.
The New York PostMcVay's interest in television executives is evident if McVay wanted to pursue it. However, he notes 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 has deep thoughts about family and shared some of his childhood memories to give perspective. 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.The 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 was too busy with other things. So that's why I remember it and want to start a family. This is why I say it. However, —, I will probably be speaking to you when I'm 61 and doing this stuff.
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 story has emerged about McVay.
McVay explained Monday, “I think the best thing you can do is to look at yourself in a mirror, take responsibility and keep it moving.” “I think that you as a competitor have to be able manage those difficult moments. I will never forget the fact that I did not do a good job for our team in what I consider my role and responsibility to these guys.”