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Jim Schwartz
Date of birth July 2, 1966 (1966-07-02) (age 43)
Place of birth United States Halethorpe, Maryland
College Georgetown
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1989


1990

1991

1992

1993-1995

1996-1998

1999-2000

2001-2008

2009-present
Maryland
(Graduate assistant)
(Linebackers)
Minnesota
(Graduate assistant)
NC Central
(Secondary)
Colgate
(Linebackers)
Cleveland Browns
(Personnel Scout)
Baltimore Ravens
(Defensive assistant)
Tennessee Titans
(Defensive assistant)
Tennessee Titans
(Defensive coordinator)
Detroit Lions
(Head coach)

Jim Schwartz (born June 2, 1966) is the head coach of the National Football League's Detroit Lions.

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Early life

Born just outside Baltimore, Maryland, Schwartz attended Mount Saint Joseph High School, an all male Catholic school, where he played football.[1]

Schwartz was a four-year letterman at linebacker for the Hoyas of Georgetown University, where he earned his degree in economics. He received Distinguished Economics Graduate honors at Georgetown and earned numerous honors in 1988, including Division III CoSIDA/GTE Academic All-America, All-America, and team captain.

Coaching career

Schwartz got his start in the NFL doing research for Bill Belichick on the Cleveland Browns staff in the mid-1990s.

Schwartz served as the Tennessee Titans' defensive coordinator from 2001 until 2008, and was runner-up to Mike Nolan for the San Francisco 49ers' head coaching position in 2005. In January 2008, he interviewed for head coaching positions with the Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons. Schwartz interviewed twice for the head coaching job with the Lions.[2] Adam Schefter reported on January 15, 2009 that the Lions had decided to give the job to Schwartz.[3]

Personal life

Schwartz and his wife, Kathy, have twins Christian and Allison along with a younger daughter Maria.

Coaching tree

NFL head coaches under whom Jim Schwartz has served:

References

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gregg Williams
Tennessee Titans Defensive Coordinator
2001-2008
Succeeded by
Chuck Cecil
Preceded by
Rod Marinelli
Detroit Lions Head Coach
2009-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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