Lions add two more coaches to their staff

Posted Feb 4, 2014

The Detroit Lions have added Tony Oden and Matt Raich to their coaching staff

The Detroit Lions coaching staff continues to come together with the additions of Tony Oden and Matt Raich.

Oden coached the defensive backs for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the previous two seasons and will assist Alan Williams in coaching Detroit’s secondary.

Tony OdenTony Oden (Photo: AP Images)

Oden was the secondary coach for the Saints in 2011. He spent five seasons as the assistant secondary coach before that. Other stops include the Houston Texans, Eastern Michigan, East Carolina, Army, Boston College and Millersville University.

Raich spent three years with new Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin with the Arizona Cardinals from 2007-09 and will be a quality control coach on defense, probably working with the linebackers.

Raich coached in Arizona until 2012 when head coach Ken Whisenhunt was fired. He was the linebackers coach for Duquesne University in 2013. Other coaching stops include the Pittsburgh Steelers, Robert Morris, Glenville State and Westminister.