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Lions hire Harold Nash as strength and conditioning coach

FOXBOROUGH, MA - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Harold Nash of the New England Patriots poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images) Getty Images

Lions General Manager Bob Quinn was hired after spending a long stretch in the Patriots front office and the team returned to those roots to find a new strength and conditioning coach.

The Lions announced Friday that Harold Nash will fill that role. The Patriots let Nash go earlier this week as they made some changes to Bill Belichick’s coaching staff.

Nash spent five seasons as the head strength and conditioning coach with New England and was an assistant for six seasons before that, so he and Quinn, who was with the Patriots since 2000, have worked for the same organization for a long time.

In addition to Nash’s hiring, the Lions announced that Michael McCarthy will be a quality control and assistant offensive line coach for the team in 2016. He was an offensive quality control coach for the Browns last season and spent 2008 as an intern with the Jets while working at the collegiate level in the intervening years.

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11 Responses to “Lions hire Harold Nash as strength and conditioning coach”
  1. patsfan says: Jan 29, 2016 2:04 PM

    How long till their draft is full of guys from Rutgers?

  2. duffelbagsports says: Jan 29, 2016 2:05 PM

    Good job for a good guy

  3. detroit2sd says: Jan 29, 2016 2:12 PM

    Detroit Patriots!

  4. steelerben says: Jan 29, 2016 2:16 PM

    I feel like a guy who’s neck is wider than his ears is a guy you can trust as a strength and conditioning coach.

  5. willycents says: Jan 29, 2016 2:35 PM

    When you have a multitude of injuries, like the Pats did this year, time to fire the strength and conditioning coach, without doubt. Another team promptly hires him? Uhhhh Ohhhhh

  6. PATRIOTSDYNASTYLIVES says: Jan 29, 2016 3:20 PM

    Nash is a good coach….Moses Cabrera is ready to take over……….

  7. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 29, 2016 4:14 PM

    The real Michael McCarthy

  8. senatorblutarsky says: Jan 29, 2016 5:26 PM

    patsfan says:
    Jan 29, 2016 2:04 PM

    How long till their draft is full of guys from Rutgers?

    patsies are gettin’ worried. They should be.

  9. ivanpavlov0000 says: Jan 29, 2016 7:37 PM

    What the heck does the “quality” coach do? QC in manufacturing is responsible for product inspection and containing defects. In football … defects are everywhere in the front office and the locker room.

  10. sandiegolion says: Jan 30, 2016 4:14 AM

    Hiring guys who worked for the Pats is one thing. Hiring guys they’ve fired is something else.

  11. swaggerville1 says: Jan 30, 2016 9:11 AM

    Harold …… Come back to the Blue & Gold

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