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Dan Campbell Hired As Lions New Head Coach
Dan Campbell has been announced as the new head coach for Detroit Lions. This took place on Wednesday, a day after Brad Holmes was given the role of new general manager. This new administration will continue from Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn who were laid off in November.
The Lions took the last position three consecutive seasons in the NFC North.
The 44-year old drilled the Miami Dolphins and was an assistant coach for five seasons for the Saints under Sean Payton.
This will be Dan’s first time serving as a non-interim coach, in 2015, he was the interim head coach for the Dolphins.
Sheila Ford Hamp, the owner of Lions said: “With more than 20 years of experience as both a coach and player in the National Football League, Dan knows the rigors of professional football and what it takes to be successful.
"He will help promote the culture we want to establish across our organization, while also bringing with him high energy, a respect for the game, and an identity with which everyone can align themselves."
Rod Woods also said, "Dan's passion for this opportunity was evident throughout our interview process.
"When we began the search for a head coach, it was imperative that we find the right leader, who values our commitment to building a winning culture based on organizational alignment and collaboration.”
The Detroit Lions Tweeted to confirm, “ The @Lions have agreed to terms with Dan Campbell to become the team's next head coach. He is the 1st assistant to serve under Sean Payton to be directly hired to become another
team's head coach. He's also the 5th former Lions player to serve as the team's head coach:”
All eyes are on Dan to lead the team to victory in the upcoming season. Will the new coach break the jinx?
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