Shaun Dion Hamilton enters his first season on the Detroit Lions coaching staff in 2022 as a part of the WCF Minority Coaching Assistantship. He transitioned into a coaching role after joining the Lions as a linebacker in the 2021 offseason.
Prior to Detroit, Hamilton spent his first three seasons (2018-20) with Washington, where he appeared in 46 games (seven starts) and registered 89 tackles (63 solo), nine tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception. He was originally drafted by Washington in the sixth round (197th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Alabama.
A native of Montgomery, Ala., Hamilton played four seasons for the Crimson Tide from 2014-17, helping the team to College Football Playoff National Championships following the 2015 and 2017 seasons. He was named a permanent team captain as a senior in 2017.
While at Alabama, Hamilton earned both his undergraduate degree in business administration and master's degree in sports management in under four years. He attended Carver High School, where he was named class valedictorian and Alabama Sports Writers Association 6A All-State.