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Lance Newmark
Director of College Scouting

Biography

Lance Newmark enters his 19th year in the Lions player personnel department and his second as the team’s director of college scouting after being promoted to the position in May 2015.

In his current role, Newmark, 41, oversees the player personnel department’s college scouting operations and the team’s evaluation of college talent. Prior to being named to his current position, Newmark spent seven years as the team’s assistant director of college scouting and three years as the team’s national scout.

Lance Newmark enters his 19th year in the Lions player personnel department and his second as the team’s director of college scouting after being promoted to the position in May 2015.

In his current role, Newmark, 41, oversees the player personnel department’s college scouting operations and the team’s evaluation of college talent. Prior to being named to his current position, Newmark spent seven years as the team’s assistant director of college scouting and three years as the team’s national scout.

Newmark's time with the Lions began in 1998, assisting the player personnel department with various pro and college scouting assignments during the season and in preparation for the 1999 NFL Draft. Newmark was officially hired to the team’s scouting staff in May 1999 and worked six years as an area scout before being promoted to national scout in 2005. Prior to his time with the Lions, he worked two years for the San Diego Chargers as a staff assistant.

Raised in La Mesa, Calif., Newmark played wide receiver for two years at San Diego Mesa College, before transferring to the University of San Diego for one year, where injuries ended his playing career. He holds a degree in social sciences.

Newmark and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Commerce Township, Mich. with their daughters Laci, Kendall and Ava.

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