CNY Native Matt Patricia is the new head coach for the Detroit Lins football team.You might remember the name as a Vernon-Verona-Sherrill grad who also spent three years as an assistant coach at Syracuse University.

In a case of what goes around comes around, Paul Pasqualoni Boston College defensive line coach gave Patricia his first job at Syracuse is expected to take a job on the Lions defensive staff.

"I'm incredibly honored and grateful to be named the head coach of the Detroit Lions, " Patricia said in a statement released by the team. "Thank you to Mrs. Ford and her family, Ron Wood, and Bob Quinn for their trust and support as we begin this new chapter of Lions football

Patricia has worked his way up the coaching ladder spending the past 14 seasons on Bill Belichick's staff in New England, including the last six as defensive coordinator. He won three Super Bowls with the Patriots and worked 12 years with Quinn, who left the Patriots to become the Lions general manager in January of 2016.

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