Matt Patricia, Detroit Lions
Matt Patricia (43) is the current head coach for the Detroit Lions. He began his coaching career in 1996 as a graduate assistant for his alma mater, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1999, he was hired as the defensive line coach for Amherst College. In 2001, he joined Syracuse University as an offensive graduate assistant. Patricia made his NFL coaching debut in 2004 as an offensive assistant for the New England Patriots. He moved up in 2005 to assistant offensive line coach, then from 2006-10 was the linebackers coach, and in 2011 the safeties coach. He was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2012 and has won three Super Bowls since then.
On February 5, 2018, Patricia was named the head coach of the Detroit Lions.