The current head coach for the Detroit Lions is Matt Patricia.
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The Head Coach of the Detroit Lions is Matt Patricia.
Matt Patricia is the current head coach of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League(NFL). He was hired on February 5, 2018. Prior to his coaching career in the NFL, Patricia spent 14 seasons as an offensive line coach in college football.
Patricia was hired on January 8, 2018, after serving as the defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots from 2012 to 2017.
Under Patricia, the Lions improved from 2017’s record of 9-7, but missed the playoffs with a disappointing 6-10 record in 2018. Patricia was hired on January 8, 2018, after serving as the defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots from 2012 to 2017.
Prior to his coaching career, Patricia was an aeronautical engineer.
Patricia was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on September 13, 1974. He attended Division III Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he played football as a defensive end and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering. After college, he worked in the aerospace industry as an engineer on aircraft navigation systems. He also worked as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater during the 1997 season.