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ALLEN PARK, MI, January 21, 2021 – The Detroit Lions on Wednesday introduced Dan Campbell as the team’s new head coach. Campbell comes with over 20 years experience in the NFL, most recently as as assistant head coach/tight ends coach for the New Orleans Saints. During his five years with the Saints, the team brought the third-most wins in the NFL and four NFC South titles.
Dan Campbell played in the NFL for 11 years, including three years with the Lions from 2006-2008, making him the first former Lions player to be named head coach since Joe Schmidt, more than 50 years ago.
Lions Principal Owner and Chairman Sheila Ford Hamp said, “The leadership Dan has exemplified throughout his football career has prepared him for this next step, and we are excited to support him as our new head coach.”
January 21, 2021 ~ The Detroit Lions have hired Dan Campbell as the team’s new head coach. Dan Miller, the play-by-play voice of the Lions, talks to Paul W. and Steve about their choice.