Detroit Lions

3rd NFC North (7-9-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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Game Averages (2013)

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PTS
24.7
(13th)
YDS
392.1
(6th)
PASS YDS
280.1
(3rd)
RUSH YDS
112.0
(17th)
(league rank)

Head Coach | Assistant Coaches

Jason Arapoff

Jason Arapoff

Coordinator of Physical Development; born July, 8 1965, Weymouth, Mass. Defensive back Springfield College 1985-88. No college or pro playing experience. Pro coach: Washington Redskins 1992-2000, joined Lions in 2001.

Teryl Austin

Teryl Austin

Defensive Coordinator; born March 3, 1965, Sharon, Pa. Safety Pittsburgh 1984-87. No pro playing experience. College coach: Penn State 1991-92, Wake Forest 1993-95, Syrcause 1996-98, Michigan 1999-02, Florida 2010. Pro coach: Seattle Seahawks 2003-06, Arizona Cardinals 2007-09, Baltimore Ravens 2011-13. Joined Lions in 2014.

John Bonamego

John Bonamego

Special Teams; born August 14, 1963, Central Michigan. College coach: Maine 1988-91; Lehigh 1992; Army 1993-98. Pro coach: Green Bay Packers 2003-05; New Orleans Saints 2006-07; Miami Dolphins 2008-10; New Orleans Saints 2011; Jacksonville Jaguars 2012. Joined Lions in 2009.

Jim Bob Cooter

Jim Bob Cooter

Quarterbacks; born July 3, 1984, Fayetteville, Ten. Quarterback Tennessee 2002-06. College coach: University of Tennessee, 2007-08. Pro coach: Indianapolis Colts (Assistant to Offensive Coordinator), 2001; Kansas City Chiefs (Offensive Quality Control), 2012, Denver Broncos 2013. Joined Lions in 2014.

Gunther Cunningham

Gunther Cunningham

Senior Coaching Assistant; born June 19, 1946, Munich, Germany. Linebacker/placekicker Oregon 1966-68. College coach: Oregon 1969-71, Arkansas 1972, Stanford 1973-76, California 1977-80. Pro coach: Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) 1981, Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts 1982-84, San Diego Chargers 1985-90, L.A. Raiders 1991-94, Kansas City Chiefs 1995-2000, 2004-08 (head coach 1999-2000), Tennessee Titans 2001-03, joined Lions in 2009.

Terry Heffernan

Terry Heffernan

Offensive Quality Control; Center, Dayton, 1999-2003; College coach: Cumberland 2003, Louisville 2004, Michigan 2005-06, Wayne State 2007-12; No pro coaching experience.

Bobby Johnson

Bobby Johnson

Assistant Offensive Line; College coach: Akron (Graduate Assistant) 1995-96, (Defensive Line) 1997-98; Miami (Ohio) Offensive Line 2004, Tight Ends 1999-2003; Indiana (Offensive Line) 2005-09. Pro Coach: Buffalo Bills (Assistant Offensive Line) 2010-11, Jacksonville Jaguars (Tight Ends) 2012. Joined Lions in 2013.

Kris Kocurek

Kris Kocurek

Defensive Line; born Nov. 15, 1978. Defensive tackle Texas Tech 1997-2000. Pro defensive tackle Seattle Seahawks 2001, Tennessee Titans 2002. College coach: Texas Tech 2003, Texas A&M-Kingsville 2004-05, Texas A&M-Commerce 2006, West Texas A&M 2007, Stephen F. Austin State 2008. Pro coach: Joined Lions in 2009.

Joe Lombardi

Joe Lombardi

Offensive Coordinator; born June 6, 1981, Seattle. Tight end, Air Force 1992-94. College coach: Dayton 1996-98, Virginia Military Institute 1999, Bucknell 2000, Mercyhurst 2002-05. Pro coach: Atlanta Falcons 2006, New Orleans Saints 2007-13. Joined Lions in 2014.

Curtis Modkins

Curtis Modkins

Running Backs; born Nov. 15, 1970. Running Back, TCU. College coach: TCU 1995-97; New Mexico 1998-01; Georgia Tech 2002-07. Pro coach: Kansas City Chiefs 2008; Arizona Cardinals 2009; Buffalo Bills 2010-12. Joined Lions in 2013.

Tony Oden

Tony Oden

Defensive Backs; born June 30, 1973, Cleveland. Linebacker Baldwin-Wallace College 1991-95. College coach: Millersville (Penn.) 1996, Boston College 1997, Army 1998-99, East Carolina 2000-02, Eastern Michigan 2003. Pro coach: Houston Texans 2004-05, New Orleans Saints 2006-11, Jacksonville Jaguars 2012, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2013. Joined Lions in 2014.

Robert Prince

Robert Prince

Wide Receivers. Wide receiver Humboldt State 1987-89. College coach: Montana State 1991 Sacramento State 1992-93, Portland State 1998-2000, Boise State 2001-03, 2011-13, Colorado 2010. Pro coach: Atlanta Falcons 2004-06, Jacksonville Jaguars 2007-08, Seattle Seahawks 2009. Joined Lions in 2014.

Ron Prince

Ron Prince

Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends; born Sept. 18, 1969, Omaha, Neb. Offensive lineman Dodge City (Kan.) C.C. 1988-89, Appalachian State 1990-91. No pro playing experience. College coach: Dodge City C.C. 1992, Alabama A&M 1993, South Carolina State 94, James Madison 1995-97, Cornell 1998-00, Virginia 2001-05, 2009, Kansas State 2006-08 (head coach), Rutgers 2013. Pro coach: Indianapolis Colts 2010-11, Jacksonville Jaguars 2012. Joined Lions in 2014.

Matt Raich

Matt Raich

Defensive Quality Control. Linebacker Westminster College 1989-92. College coach: Westminster (Pa.) College 1993-94, Robert Morris 1996-98, 2000-02, Glenville State 1999, Duquesne 2013. Pro coach: Pittsburgh Steelers 2004-06, Arizona Cardinals 2007-12. Joined Lions in 2014.

Ted Rath

Ted Rath

Strength and Conditioning Assistant: born Nov. 22, 1983. Linebacker Toledo 2003-06. No pro playing experience. College coach: Toledo 2007-09. Pro coach: Joined Lions in 2009.

Evan Rothstein

Evan Rothstein

Special Projects, Merrick, N.Y. College coach: SUNY Cortland 2010; Syracuse 2010-11. Pro coach: Joined Lions in 2012.

Bill Sheridan

Bill Sheridan

Linebackers; born Jan. 27, 1959, Detroit. Linebacker Grand Valley State 1979-1982. No pro playing experience. College coach: Michigan 1985-86, Maine 1987-88, Cincinnati 1989-1991, Army 1992-97, Michigan State 1998-2000, Notre Dame 2001, Michigan 2002-04. Pro coach: New York Giants 2005-2009; Miami Dolphins 2010-11, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2012-13. Joined Lions in 2014.

Jeremiah Washburn

Jeremiah Washburn

Offensive Line; Guard, Arkansas, 1997-99; College coach: Arkansas 2000-01; Pro coach: Carolina Panthers 2002, Baltimore Ravens 2003-08, joined Lions in 2009.

Jim Washburn

Jim Washburn

Defensive Line; born Dec. 2, 1949, Schelby, NC; Guard, Arkansas, 1997-99; College coach: Lees-McRae 1977-78; Livingston 1979; New Mexico 1980-82; South Carolina, 1983-88; Arkansas 1994-97; Houston 1998. Pro Coach: London Monarchs 1991-92; Charlotte Rage 1993; Tennessee Titans 1999-2010; Philadelphia Eagles 2011-12; Joined Lions in 2013.

Alan Williams

Alan Williams

Defensive Backs; born November 4, 1969, Norfolk, Va. Running back William & Mary 1988-1991. No pro playing experience. College coach: William & Mary 1996-2000. Pro coach: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2001, Indianapolis Colts 2002-11, Minnesota Vikings 2012-13. Joined Lions in 2014.


 
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