David Corrao enters his second season as Detroit's Director of Football Research. The 2019 season marks Corrao's 20th year of coaching between the collegiate and professional level.
He returned to the NFL coaching ranks in 2018 after spending 2016 as the defensive coordinator at Northern Michigan, followed by a stint at the University of Mississippi in 2017 as a senior player personnel analyst. Corrao began his coaching career in the high school ranks before serving in assistant coach roles at Syracuse (2000-03), Northeastern (2004) and Mississippi (2005-07). He moved into the NFL coaching realm as a defensive quality control coach with the Miami Dolphins in 2008.