This is a 2021 photo of DeOn’tae Pannell of the Detroit Lions NFL football team. This image reflects the  active staff as of February 18st 2021, when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

DeOn’tae Pannell

WCF Minority Coaching Assistantship


DeOn'tae Pannell joins the Lions' staff as part of the William Clay Ford Minority Coaching Assistantship. He began his coaching career at Birmingham (Mich.) Groves High School before spending five seasons (2016-2020) at Peru State College (Neb.), including the last three as defensive coordinator.