Allen Park, Mich. – The Detroit Lions announced today that they have hired Darrell Bevell as the team’s offensive coordinator.
Bevell comes to Detroit after most recently spending seven seasons (2011-17) with the Seattle Seahawks as the club’s offensive coordinator. During his time in Seattle, he helped the Seahawks appear in the playoffs in five of his seven seasons leading the offense. In addition, Seattle reached two consecutive Super Bowls (XLVIII, XLIX) during Bevell’s stint, including a victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII following the 2013 regular season. He was named Seattle’s offensive coordinator after spending five seasons (2006-10) in the same role with the Minnesota Vikings.
Prior to his time in Minnesota, Bevell worked with the Green Bay Packers for six years (2000-05), serving the last three as quarterbacks coach. He began his coaching career in 1996 as the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Westmar University, before becoming a graduate assistant at Iowa State in 1997.
A former quarterback at the University of Wisconsin, Bevell was a four-year starter for the Badgers. He left as the school’s all-time leading passer with 19 team records.
Bevell is a native of Yuma, Ariz. He and his wife, Tammy, have three daughters, Kylie, Morgan and Hailey.