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Head Coach: Jim Schwartz
Jim Schwartz was named the head coach of the Detroit Lions on Jan. 16, 2009.
Schwartz began his tenure in Detroit following 10 seasons with the Tennessee Titans, including the last eight as defensive coordinator. Before joining the Titans in 1999, he spent three years (1996-98) as a defensive assistant/quality control coach with the Baltimore Ravens. After the Cleveland Browns moved to Baltimore following the 1995 season, Schwartz made the transition from player personnel to coaching. From 1993-95, he worked in the Browns' player personnel department, serving as both a college and pro scout.
The Baltimore, Md., native was a four-year letter-winner as a linebacker at Georgetown University, where he earned a degree in economics. He received distinguished economics graduate honors at Georgetown, and in 1998 he earned numerous honors that include Division III CoSIDA/GTE Academic All-America, All-America and team captain.