Brian Duker enters his second season on Detroit's coaching staff, and his first season overseeing the team's safeties. Prior to 2022, Duker worked on staff as a defensive assistant, working closely with the secondary unit and team's defensive passing game strategies. Duker came to Detroit after spending the previous three seasons (2018-20) assisting the Baltimore Ravens' defense. He originally joined the Ravens as a defensive staff assistant/coaching analyst in 2018.
In his three seasons with Baltimore, the Ravens allowed the fewest points in the NFL (872), allowed the fewest net yards (14,772), tied for fourth in forced fumbles (45) and were fifth in pass defenses (227). The Ravens won two AFC North division titles and made three playoff appearances in that span and had eight different defensive players earn a Pro Bowl berth. Baltimore's 35 regular season victories were the third-most in the NFL in that span.
Prior to his tenure in Baltimore, Duker spent the 2016 season as a defensive analyst with the San Francisco 49ers and was a defensive intern with the Cleveland Browns in 2015.
Duker's first coaching experience was gained as a defensive graduate assistant at Bryant University in 2011. He then went on to become a recruiting graduate assistant with Missouri in 2013 before becoming a defensive quality control coach at the school in 2014.
A Maryland native, Duker earned his bachelor's degree at Towson University and his MBA from Bryant University.