The Detroit Lions have added to their defensive staff, with Cameron Davis coming in to be their new assistant defensive line coach.
This week at the NFL Combine, Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell suggested the team would be adding a new assistant coach soon. On Thursday, the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches revealed Cameron Davis will be the Lions new assistant defensive line coach.
Davis has spent the last two seasons as the defensive line coach at Lamar University. Before that he spent four seasons at the FBS level of college football, as a defensive grad assistant at Texas A&M (2016), Rice (2017-2018) and Kentucky (2019).
Davis started his coaching career at Diablo Valley College as assistant defensive line coach in 2013. After two years there, he went to the University of La Verne as defensive line/defensive backs coach before he headed to Texas A&M.
Cameron Davis taking new position on Detroit Lions defensive staff
By formal job title anyway, the Lions techinically didn’t have an assistant defensive line coach last season. With outside linebackers coach Kevin Sheppard shifting to inside linebackers after the departure of Mark DeLeone, defensive line coach Todd Wash will shift to more outside linebacker duties. Director of football research David Carrao is in the mix on the defensive staff as well now.
The Lions haven’t yet made an official announcement of the hire, but Davis posted a message on Twitter with a Lions’ Honolulu blue background and the team logo at the end. Here’s part of it:
"My journey through football has been unique to say the least. I stumbled into this profession almost 10 years ago, and I fell in love with the process. Over the years I’ve had “my plan”, but I’ve realized that God’s plan is so much greater.I’m extremely honored and humbled to announce that I have accepted the Assistant Defensive Line Coach position with the Detroit Lions.Time to get to work."