William Clay Ford Promotes Tom Lewand to Team President and Martin Mayhew to General Manager

Posted Dec 29, 2008

Marinelli. (Photo: G. Smith)

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions Owner and Chairman William Clay Ford announced the following today:

 The promotion of Tom Lewand to Team President.
 The promotion of Martin Mayhew to General Manager.
 Rod Marinelli has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach.

The following assistant coaches will not be retained: Joe Barry (Defensive Coordinator), Mike Barry (Assistant Offensive Line) and Jimmy Lake (Secondary). The contract of Joe Cullen (Defensive Line) will not be renewed.

The team also announced that Jim Colletto has been re-assigned to offensive line coach.

Additionally, Dave Boller (Assistant Director of Pro Personnel) will not be retained.