David Corrao

Director of Football Research


David Corrao enters his fourth season as Detroit's Director of Football Research and his first season as a member of Lions Head Coach Dan Campbell's coaching staff in 2021.

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.