Miami alum and Super Bowl coach gets statue with Cradle of Coaches


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Miami University class of 2008 alumni Sean McVay will become the 10th coach immortalized with a bronze statue on the south side of Yager Stadium. The statue unveiling is open to the public at noon Saturday, May 6 at the Yager Stadium Cradle of Coaches plaza. 

McVay joined the Los Angeles Rams in 2017, and led them to five straight winning seasons, including a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI in 2022. He became the youngest head coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl (36). 

McVay played wide receiver for Miami from 2004 to 2007, where he earned Miami’s Scholar-Athlete award in his final season. His grandfather, John McVay, played for Miami football from 1950-1952 as the starting center. He was inducted into the San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame in 2013 after overseeing five Super Bowl wins.