The Detroit Lions announced their full coaching staff for the 2022 NFL season on Friday. As expected, it includes some changes that they had already announced to the media. Ben Johnson is the new offensive coordinator, Tanner Engstrand takes Johnson’s place as tight ends coach (and also takes on additional responsibilities as passing game coordinator), and Kelvin Sheppard moves on from linebackers coach outsiders at the linebackers coach after Detroit parted ways with Mark. DeLeone.
Here’s a look at the full Lions coaching staff for the 2022 season. Changes from last year are in bold, along with an explanation of what’s changed.
Dan Campbell – The head coach
Duce Staley – Assistant Head Coach / Running Backs
Ben Johnson – Offensive Coordinator — Promoted from Coach TE
Mark Brunel – Quarterbacks
Antwaan Randle El – Wide receivers
Seth Ryan – Wide assistant receivers
Hank Fraley – Offensive line
Tanner Engstrand – Tight Ends/Passing Coordinator – Promoted to offensive assistant
Steve Olivier – Offensive Quality Control
John Morton – Senior Offensive Assistant – New signing
By On’tae Pannell – WCF Minority Coaching Assistantship
Aaron Glen – Defensive Coordinator
Todd’s wash – Defensive line
Cameron Davis – Defensive line assistant — New rental
David Corrao – Defensive Assistant / Outside Linebackers –Promoted to defensive assistant
Kelvin Shepard – Linebackers
Aubrey Nice – Defensive backs/passing coordinator
Brian Duker – Securities —Promoted from defensive assistant
Wayne Blair – Defensive Quality Control – New Recruit
Stephane Thomas – Defensive Quality Control
Jett Modkins – Assistant Special Teams
dave fipp – Special Teams Coordinator
Strength and Conditioning
mike clark – Sports Performance Director
Jill Costanza – Director of Sports Science
Josh Schuler – Strength and conditioning of the head
Morris Henry – Strength & Conditioning Wizard
Kevin Anderson – Chief of Staff/Head Coaches Administration
As you can see, there are three new recruits to the coaching staff: senior offensive assistant John Morton, assistant defensive line coach Cameron Davis and defensive quality control coach Wayne Blair. .
Morton—who is do not the former Lions wide receiver – has been in the NFL coaching ranks since 1998. His most senior positions include the Jets’ offensive coordinator in 2017, 49ers wide receivers coach/passing game coach from 2011-2014 and most recently as a senior offensive assistant for the Las Vegas Raiders (2019-21).
Davis’ hiring leaked earlier this month, and we wrote more about him here. Long story short, this is his first chance to coach at the NFL level, but former Raiders CEO Amy Trask vouched for him after serving as an intern early in his career. .
I met Cameron when he was interning at the @Raiders – he impressed me immensely from the moment i met him, he still does – i have rooted and encouraged him to succeed since i met him, i always will – i am thrilled of @The Lions hired him, Lions fans should be thrilled as well. https://t.co/ezRQfcXIaD
—Amy Trask (@AmyTrask) March 7, 2022
Blair actually spent 2021 in Lions training camp as part of their Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship program, but this will be his first full year of professional coaching. He was a linebacker at Tulane and had a brief playing career in the CFL.