Billy Yates

Assistant Offensive Line


Yates was promoted to Assistant Offensive Line Coach after spending the last two seasons on the Lions coaching staff as part of the William Clay Ford Minority Assistantship program. Prior to Detroit, Yates served as a strength and conditioning coach at Bowling Green (2016-17) and Texas Tech (2013-15). He played eight seasons in the NFL as an offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins (2003), New England Patriots (2004-09) and Cleveland Browns (2009-11) after concluding his collegiate career at Texas A&M.