Allen Park — Former Detroit Lions coaches Jim Caldwell and Jim Bob Cooter ended up officially employed for new employment on Friday. 

Following rumors from last thirty day period, Caldwell, the Lions’ head coach from 2014-17, was released as the quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach on Brian Flores’ staff in Miami. 

“Jim is an outstanding human becoming, a man of faith and a terrific soccer coach. His practical experience as a head coach will be invaluable for me,” Flores mentioned. “Jim is a terrific trainer, very organized and any individual that I have a large amount of regard for.”

Prior to doing the job with the Lions, Caldwell coached quarterbacks at Penn Point out (1986-92), Tampa Bay (2001), Indianapolis (2002-08) and Baltimore (2012-13). 

Caldwell’s file with the Lions was 36-28 in the normal year, and -2 in the playoffs. Caldwell was fired by the Lions soon after a 9-7 end in 2017.

Caldwell’s previous offensive coordinator in Detroit, Cooter, will coach the running backs for the New York Jets. 

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Cooter will get the job done for Adam Gase in New York. The pair beforehand labored together in Denver, exactly where Gase was the offensive coordinator and Cooter served as an offensive assistant. 

Gase also employed previous Lions assistant Shawn Jefferson as a extensive receivers coach and assistant head coach. 

Cooter mutually parted techniques with the Lions soon after his contract expired at the stop of previous year. 

Cap specialist swap

A thirty day period soon after the Lions employed Mike Disner to switch Matt Harriss as the franchise’s vice president of soccer administration, Harriss has been employed by the Arizona Cardinals as the team’s director of soccer administration, primarily filling Disner’s previous occupation.