Detroit Lions Name Matt Patricia as Head Coach
Less than a day after the New England Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl, the Detroit Lions have named Matt Patricia as their head coach. Patricia has been with New England for his entire NFL career, serving most-recently as the Patriots' defensive coordinator.
"This position comes with great responsibility, and I will commit every ounce of my energy to this football team, starting today," Patricia said in a statement. "My family is excited to become part of this wonderful city that displays so much passion for their teams. I can't express enough appreciation to the entire New England Patriots franchise, particularly Robert and Jonathan Kraft and their entire family. I will truly cherish these last 14 years as a member of this incredible organization."
Jim Caldwell was relieved of his duties as the Lions' head coach on January 1st. Patricia is the 27th head coach for Detroit.