Lions hire Cory Undlin as defensive coordinator

Lions hire Cory Undlin as defensive coordinator

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Allen Park, Mich. — The Detroit Lions announced Monday that they have hired Cory Undlin as the team’s defensive coordinator.

Undlin joins the Lions after spending the last five seasons (2015-19) with the Philadelphia Eagles as the defensive backs coach. He was a part of the team’s Super Bowl LII championship run in 2017. Before Philadelphia, Undlin was a member of the Denver Broncos coaching staff for three seasons as the defensive backs coach (2013-14) and defensive quality control coach (2012). In 2013, he helped the Broncos earn a berth in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Undlin entered the NFL ranks as a defensive coaching assistant with the New England Patriots during their 2004 championship season. His additional NFL coaching experience includes assistant roles with the Cleveland Browns (2005-08) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2009-11).

Undlin began his coaching career as the linebackers coach at his alma mater, California Lutheran, from 1998-99 before taking over as defensive coordinator from 2000-02. A native of Sauk Centre, Minn., Undlin and his wife, Amy, have a son, Caden, and two daughters, Brooke and Taylor.


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