Lions assistant Clemons retiring after 27 seasons
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Lions assistant coach Don Clemons is retiring.
The team says Clemons is departing after 27 seasons with the Lions. He was a defensive assistant in 2011.
He's worked for nine head coaches with the Lions and coached multiple positions on defense. He's also served as the team's strength coach.
Before joining the Lions in 1985, Clemons was strength and conditioning coach at Arizona State and a linebackers coach at New Mexico State. He also coached outside linebackers at Kutztown State.
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