Brian Stewart (American football)

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Brian Stewart
Current position
TitleDefensive backs coach
TeamDetroit Lions
Biographical details
Born (1964-12-04) December 4, 1964 (age 54)
San Diego, California
Playing career
1983Northern Arizona
1984–1985Santa Monica College
1986–1987Northern Arizona
Position(s)CB, S
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1993–1994Cal Poly (WR/RB)
1995Northern Arizona (TE/ST)
1996Missouri (GA)
1997–1998San Jose State (DB)
1999–2000Missouri (DB)
2001Syracuse (DB)
2002–2003Houston Texans (Asst. DB)
2004–2006San Diego Chargers (DB)
2007–2008Dallas Cowboys (DC)
2009Philadelphia Eagles (AST)
2010–2011Houston (DC)
2012–2014Maryland (DC)
2015–2016Nebraska (DB)
2017Rice (DC/CB)
2018–presentDetroit Lions (DB)

Brian Stewart (born December 4, 1964 in San Diego, California) is the current defensive backs coach of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was Defensive Coordinator at Rice University for the 2017 season. He was hired in the spring after the 2016 season. He was formerly the Defensive Coordinator at Maryland.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2012, he led Maryland's defense to be the 2nd-ranked defense (in yards per game) in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and the 21st-ranked defense in the nation.[1] Previously, Stewart held the position of defensive coordinator on the Houston Cougars football team in 2010 and 2011 at the University of Houston.[2] He also held several assistant coaching positions in the NFL, most recently as a Special Assistant to the Defense for the Philadelphia Eagles.[3] Prior to joining the Eagles, he was a defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys.[4]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On February 7, 2018, Stewart was named Defensive backs coach of the Detroit Lions.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Stewart's family includes wife Kimberly and their children Leila, Mya, and Zara.


  1. ^ "Brian Stewart Biography - Maryland Terrapins Athletics - University of Maryland Terps Official Athletic Site". University of Maryland Athletics. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  2. ^ Campbell, Steve (2010-01-25). "UH hires Stewart as defensive coordinator". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  3. ^ "All-Time Coaches" (PDF). Philadelphia Eagles. Retrieved 23 September 2013.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Spagnola, Mickey (2009-01-16). "Cowboys Dismiss DC Brian Stewart After 2 Seasons". Dallas Cowboys. Archived from the original on 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  5. ^ "Lions coaching staff update". Detroit Lions. February 7, 2018. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mike Zimmer
Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Wade Phillips

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