|Date of birth||June 2, 1966|
|Place of birth||Halethorpe, Maryland|
|Head coaching record|
|Regular season||29–51–0 (.363)|
|Career record||29–52–0 (.358)|
|Coaching stats||Pro Football Reference|
|Team(s) as a coach/administrator|
Schwartz was a four-year letterman at linebacker for the Hoyas of Georgetown University, where he earned his degree in economics. He received Distinguished Economics Graduate honors at Georgetown and earned numerous honors in 1988, including Division III CoSIDA/GTE Academic All-America, All-America, and team captain.
Early Coaching Career
During his time with Tennessee, Schwartz was considered for several different NFL head coaching openings. He was a candidate for the San Francisco 49ers' head coaching position in 2005, but the job went to Mike Nolan. In January 2008, he interviewed for head coaching positions with the Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons. Adam Schefter reported on January 15, 2009 that the Detroit Lions had decided to hire Schwartz as head coach.
In 2010, Schwartz saw his Lions begin the season with a 2–10 record, but they finished with four consecutive wins against the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings.
In 2011, the Lions returned to the postseason for the first time since 1999, clinching a playoff berth following a 38–10 victory over the San Diego Chargers. Detroit would go on to be eliminated in the first round by the New Orleans Saints.
The Lions started the 2012 season with a 4–4 record, but they then dropped their final eight games to end the year at 4–12. They finished in last place in the NFC North, as every other division member won at least ten games.
The Lions started the 2013 season with a 6–3 record and gained control of the NFC North, the Lions proceeded to drop six of their next seven games to end the year at 7–9. Schwartz was fired on December 30, 2013, following five seasons as head coach.
On January 24, Jim Schwartz was hired by the Buffalo Bills as the defensive coordinator.
NFL head coaching record
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|Won||Lost||Ties||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|DET||2009||2||14||0||.125||4th in NFC North||-||-||-||-|
|DET||2010||6||10||0||.375||3rd in NFC North||-||-||-||-|
|DET||2011||10||6||0||.625||2nd in NFC North||0||1||.000||Lost to New Orleans Saints in NFC Wild Card Game|
|DET||2012||4||12||0||.250||4th in NFC North||-||-||-||-|
|DET||2013||7||9||0||.438||3rd in NFC North||-||-||-||-|
Schwartz and his wife, Kathy, have twins Christian and Alison, along with a younger daughter, Maria.
NFL head coaches under whom Jim Schwartz has served:
- Bill Belichick, Cleveland Browns (1993–1995)
- Ted Marchibroda, Baltimore Ravens (1996–1998)
- Jeff Fisher, Tennessee Titans (1999–2008)
- Doug Marrone, Buffalo Bills (2014–Current)
- The Mount Winter 09
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- Maske, Mark. "49ers Select Ravens' Nolan as Head Coach". Washington Post. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- "Redskins begin interviews with Titans' Schwartz". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- "Of four candidates, Cowboys' Sparano out front for Dolphins job". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- "Schwartz meets with Falcons, prepares to meet with Fins". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- The Detroit News January 16, 2009 Lions Pick Schwartz
- 2009 Detroit Lions. Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
- 2010 Detroit Lions. Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
- Mordowanec, Nick. "Fan Take: Detroit Lions Make Playoffs for First Time Since 1999". Yahoo! Sports.com. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
- 2011 Detroit Lions. Pro Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
- 2012 Detroit Lions. Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- 2012 NFL Standings, Team & Offensive Statistics. Pro-Football Reference.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- Twentyman, Tim (January 26, 2013). "Jim Schwartz's South Team squad wins Senior Bowl 21-16". detroitlions.com. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
- Patra, Kevin (December 30, 2013). "Jim Schwartz fired by Detroit Lions after five seasons". National Football League. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
|Tennessee Titans Defensive Coordinator