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Evan Rothstein
Head Coach Assistant / Research & Analysis

Biography

Evan Rothstein enters his seventh season with the Detroit Lions after joining the club in 2012. He begins the 2018 season as the team’s head coach assistant/research & analysis after spending three seasons (2015-17) in an offensive assistant/research & analysis role. He worked two seasons as the team’s special teams quality control coach before becoming the team’s special projects coach in 2014. In his current role, Rothstein works with the coaching staff in all facets of preparation for the team’s weekly opponents, in addition to assisting Head Coach Matt Patricia.

Evan Rothstein enters his seventh season with the Detroit Lions after joining the club in 2012. He begins the 2018 season as the team’s head coach assistant/research & analysis after spending three seasons (2015-17) in an offensive assistant/research & analysis role. He worked two seasons as the team’s special teams quality control coach before becoming the team’s special projects coach in 2014. In his current role, Rothstein works with the coaching staff in all facets of preparation for the team’s weekly opponents, in addition to assisting Head Coach Matt Patricia.

The Lions offense continued its ascent as one of the most efficient in the NFL in 2017 as the team eclipsed 400 points in a season (410) for only the third time franchise history. The Lions were one of only three teams (NE and KC) to feature two players with 1,000 receiving yards (Marvin Jones Jr., 1,101; Golden Tate, 1,003) and QB Matthew Stafford finished with a franchise-record 99.3 passer rating. Since 2012, the Lions rank eighth in net yards per game (360.8), fourth in passing yards per game (270.3) and ninth in total first downs (2,004) during that span.

Rothstein arrived in Detroit after spending two seasons (2010-11) as the offensive quality control coach for the Syracuse University Orange football program. For the fall of 2009, Rothstein interned with the Syracuse University football video operations department before returning briefly to SUNY Cortland as their offensive line coach for the spring of 2010. He returned to the Syracuse football staff as their offensive quality control coach in July of 2010.

As an undergraduate student at SUNY Cortland, Rothstein began his coaching career with the Red Dragons where he served as the student assistant offensive line coach, quality control and director of video operations from the fall of 2006 to the spring of 2009.

A Merrick, N.Y. native, Rothstein attended Bellmore John F. Kennedy High School, earning recognition as a National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete for the Cougars. Rothstein graduated from SUNY Cortland with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management in 2009 and a Master of Science in Sport Management in 2012. He and his wife, Carol, have one daughter, Emma Grace.

 

ROTHSTEIN’S COACHING BACKGROUND

Detroit Lions..................................................................................... 2012-

      Head Coach Assistant/Research & Analysis............. 2018-

      Offensive Assistant/Research & Analysis.............. 2015-17

      Special Projects........................................................................ 2014

      Quality Control/Special Teams..................................... 2012-13

Syracuse....................................................................................... 2010-11

      Quality Control.................................................................... 2010-11

SUNY Cortland.................................................................................. 2010

      Offensive Line........................................................................... 2010

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