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Seahawks hire Rams assistant Shane Waldron as offensive coordinator

The Seahawks have found a new offensive coordinator. Seattle will hire Rams pass-game coordinator Shane Waldron to run the offense.
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Los Angeles Rams pass game coordinator Shane Waldron is seen before the NFL football NFC championship game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Seattle Seahawks hired a pair of Rams coaches to help lead their offense.

The team hired Shane Waldron to be offensive coordinator and Andy Dickerson as run-game coordinator. 

Waldron replaces Brian Schottenheimer. Schottenheimer ran the offense in Seattle for the past three seasons. This past season, the Seahawks scored a franchise-record 459 points.

Waldron, 41, has never been an offensive coordinator in the NFL. He's been with the Rams since 2017. Waldron coached tight ends in his first year with Los Angeles. He then moved into his most recent position.

In the three seasons as the pass-game coordinator, the Rams were fifth in yards in 2018, fourth in 2019, and 13th this past season.

Waldron has spent seven seasons as an assistant coach in the NFL with three different teams.  He's also coached on the college and high school levels.

Andy Dickerson has been an assistant offensive line coach for the Rams since 2012.