Jim Schwartz (born June 2, 1966) is an American football head coach for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. Born just outside Baltimore, Maryland, Schwartz attended Mount Saint Joseph High School, an all-male Catholic school, where he played football. 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. 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 2001 until 2008, and was runner-up to Mike Nolan for the San Francisco 49ers' head coaching position in 2005.
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