Rothstein joined the Lions coaching staff in the 2012 offseason as a quality control/special teams coach and returns to the staff in 2014 as the team’s special projects coordinator. He arrived in Detroit after spending two seasons as the offensive quality control coach for the Syracuse University Orange football program.
Rothstein started his coaching career as an undergraduate student for the SUNY Cortland 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.
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 University football staff as their offensive quality control coach in July of 2010.
The Merrick, NY, native 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 SUNY Cortland with a bachelor’s of science in sport management in 2009. He has a wife, Carol.
ROTHSTEIN'S COACHING BACKGROUND
Detroit Lions 2012-
• Quality Control/Special Teams 2012-
University of Syracuse 2010-11
• Quality Control 2010-11
SUNY Cortland 2010
• Offensive Line 2010
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