Jim Schwartz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jim Schwartz
Date of birth June 2, 1966 (1966-06-02) (age 47)
Place of birth Halethorpe, Maryland, USA
College Georgetown
1989


1990

1991

1992

1993–1995

1996–1998

1999–2000

2001–2008

2009–present
Maryland Terrapins
(Graduate assistant)
(Linebackers)
Minnesota Golden Gophers
(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)

Jim Schwartz is an American Football head coach for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. A Maryland native, Schartz eventually rose to notable coaching positions. Before the 2009 NFL season, Schartz left his post as the defensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans and became the head coach of the Detroit Lions, who went 0-16 the year before. Sschartz got Detroit to the playoffs in 2011.

In a game against the San Francisco 49ers (49ers win) in 2011, a postgame handshake made national news. In the game, San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh challenged a scoring play. However, under NFL rules, scoring plays are always reviewed. Schwartz reportedly screamed a curse. After the 49ers won, the coaches went to midfield to shake hands. However, Schwartz accused Harbaugh of "smacking his back and shaking his hand too hard." Shartz chased Harbaugh down the field, and they had to be separated. This is often called "The Handshake Game."

References[change | edit source]