Dan Campbell Named Lions Head Coach

The Detroit Lions have hired Dan Campbell as their new head coach Wednesday.

Campbell, 44, has been an assistant to the head coach and tight ends coach with the New Orleans Saints since 2016. He replaces Matt Patricia, who was fired on Nov. 28 after three seasons in Detroit and a 13-29-1 record.

Campbell is the 28th head coach in Lions history.

A former tight end with the New York Giants (1999-2002), Dallas Cowboys (2003-05), Lions (2006-08) and Saints (2009), Campbell won a Super Bowl with the Saints in 2009 and began his coaching career as a coaching intern with the Miami Dolphins in 2010.

Campbell was the tight ends coach for the Dolphins from 2011-15 and interim head coach during the 2015 season, compiling a 5-7 record.

Campbell takes over a Lions team that went 5-11 in 2020 and hasn’t made the playoffs since appearing in an NFC Wildcard game in 2016.

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