Texas A&M alum Dan Campbell named head coach for the Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions made it official on Wednesday, Dan Campbell is the new leader of the NFL franchise.
Campbell previously worked as the assistant to head coach Sean Payton and tight ends coach for the New Orleans Saints. He has been serving as an NFL assistant for a decade, dating back to his first coaching job with the Miami Dolphins in 2010.
Before making it to the NFL, Campbell played tight end for Texas A&M. Following the end of his playing career in College Station, Campbell was selected in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft.
He went on to play for the Giants, Cowboys and Lions from 1999-2008 before getting into coaching.
“This is an exciting day for our organization as we introduce Dan Campbell as the new head coach of the Detroit Lions. 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.”