Jim Schwartz

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Jim Schwartz
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz at the 2012 Detroit Lions training camp.jpg
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamDetroit Lions
Personal information
Date of birth(1966-06-02) June 2, 1966 (age 47)
Place of birthHalethorpe, Maryland
Career information
CollegeGeorgetown
Head coaching record
Regular season29–47–0 (.382)
Postseason0–1 (.000)
Career record29–48–0 (.377)
Stats
Coaching statsPro Football Reference
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)
 
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Jim Schwartz
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz at the 2012 Detroit Lions training camp.jpg
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamDetroit Lions
Personal information
Date of birth(1966-06-02) June 2, 1966 (age 47)
Place of birthHalethorpe, Maryland
Career information
CollegeGeorgetown
Head coaching record
Regular season29–47–0 (.382)
Postseason0–1 (.000)
Career record29–48–0 (.377)
Stats
Coaching statsPro Football Reference
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)

James J. Schwartz (born June 2, 1966) is the American football head coach for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

Early life[edit]

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[edit]

Assistant coach[edit]

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 2002 until 2008.[2]

During his time with Tennessee, Schwartz was considered for several different NFL head coaching openings. He was a candidate for the San Francisco 49ers' head coaching position in 2005, but the job went to Mike Nolan.[3] In January 2008, he interviewed for head coaching positions with the Washington Redskins,[4] Miami Dolphins[5] and Atlanta Falcons.[6] Adam Schefter reported on January 15, 2009 that the Detroit Lions had decided to hire Schwartz as head coach.[7]

Detroit Lions[edit]

2009 season[edit]

The 2009 season was Schwartz's first as Detroit's head coach and he posted a 2-14 record, with victories coming against the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns.[8]

2010 season[edit]

In 2010, Schwartz saw his Lions begin the season with a 2-10 record, but they finished with four consecutive wins against the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings.[9]

2011 season[edit]

In 2011, the Lions returned to the postseason for the first time since 1999, clinching a playoff berth following a 38–10 victory over the San Diego Chargers.[10] Detroit would go on to be eliminated in the first round by the New Orleans Saints.[11]

2012 season[edit]

The Lions started the 2012 season with a 4–4 record, but they then dropped their final eight games to end the year at 4–12.[12] They finished in last place in the NFC North, as every other division member won at least ten games.[13]

Following the season, Schwartz and his staff led the South Team to a 21–16 triumph in the 2013 Senior Bowl.[14]

2013 season[edit]

The Lions started the 2013 season with a home win over the rival Minnesota Vikings, 34-24. Reggie Bush showed his value in the Lions now multi-dimensional offense. The Lions are 7-7 and are currently in 3rd place in the NFC North.[15]

NFL head coaching record[edit]

TeamYearRegular SeasonPost Season
WonLostTiesWin %FinishWonLostWin %Result
DET20092140.1254th in NFC North----
DET20106100.3753rd in NFC North----
DET20111060.6252nd in NFC North01.000Lost to New Orleans Saints in NFC Wild Card Game
DET20124120.2504th in NFC North----
DET2013770.500NFC North----
DET Total29490.37701.000
Total29490.37701.000

Personal life[edit]

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

Coaching tree[edit]

NFL head coaches under whom Jim Schwartz has served:

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Mount Winter 09
  2. ^ "Detroit Lions: Jim Schwartz". detroitlions.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ Maske, Mark. "49ers Select Ravens' Nolan as Head Coach". Washington Post. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Redskins begin interviews with Titans' Schwartz". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Of four candidates, Cowboys' Sparano out front for Dolphins job". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Schwartz meets with Falcons, prepares to meet with Fins". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ The Detroit News January 16, 2009 Lions Pick Schwartz
  8. ^ 2009 Detroit Lions. Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
  9. ^ 2010 Detroit Lions. Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
  10. ^ Mordowanec, Nick. "Fan Take: Detroit Lions Make Playoffs for First Time Since 1999". Yahoo! Sports.com. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 
  11. ^ 2011 Detroit Lions. Pro Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  12. ^ 2012 Detroit Lions. Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  13. ^ 2012 NFL Standings, Team & Offensive Statistics. Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  14. ^ Twentyman, Tim (January 26, 2013). "Jim Schwartz's South Team squad wins Senior Bowl 21-16". detroitlions.com. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  15. ^ 2013 Detroit Lions. Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved September 9, 2013.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gregg Williams
Tennessee Titans Defensive Coordinator
2001–2008
Succeeded by
Chuck Cecil