Coaches

Evan Rothstein
Special Projects

Biography

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.

As an undergraduate student, Rothstein began his coaching career with 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.

Rothstein was born April 20, 1988. The Merrick, N.Y. 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 of science in sport management in 2009 and a master of science in sport management in 2012. He and his wife, Carol, married in July of 2013.

COACHING BACKGROUND

Detroit Lions 2012-present

  • Special Projects 2014-present
  • Quality Control/Special Teams 2012-2013

Syracuse University 2010-11

  • Quality Control 2010-11

SUNY Cortland 2010

  • Offensive Line 2010

Recent Videos

  • Wired Wednesdays: Best of Calvin Johnson

    Posted 1 hour ago

    Watch the best of Calvin Johnson mic'd up from the 2014 season.

  • NFL Combine: DT Xavier Cooper

    Posted 22 hours ago

    Washington State DT Xavier Cooper, who the Lions brought in on a pre-draft visit, talks at the NFL Combine about his decision to leave school early for the draft and his days playing soccer.

  • Pre-draft visit: DT Xavier Cooper

    Posted 22 hours ago

    Tori Petry talks with Washington State DT Xavier Cooper on his pre-draft visit to the Lions facility in Allen Park.

  • TORI AND TIM: Suh's future without franchise tag

    Posted Mar 2, 2015

    Tori Petry and Tim Twentyman discuss what declining to franchise tag Ndamukong Suh means for the Lions and how it affects the chances of Suh staying in Detroit.

  • Will Suh stay? Experts weigh in

    Posted Mar 1, 2015

    Monday's franchise tag deadline is quickly approaching. Hear what Chris Mortensen, Albert Breer and John Clayton had to say at the NFL Combine about whether or not Suh is worth the price tag for the Lions to keep him.

Photos

  • Josh Bynes

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    Bynes registered 22 tackles and one interception.
  • Jeremy Ross

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    Ross caught 24 passes for 314 yards and one touchdown.
  • Kellen Moore

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    In four preseason games, Moore completed 35 of 51 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Cassius Vaughn

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    Vaughn had 18 tackles and two interceptions.
  • Ndamukong Suh

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    Suh tallied 53 tackles and 8.5 sacks.