Thomas J. Lewand is a Detroit-area business leader and a former executive for the Detroit Lions. The son of lawyer and Detroit economic development leader F. Thomas Lewand,Tom Lewand began his career with the Detroit Lions in 1995. By 2008, he was serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. On December 29, 2008 he was named President of the Detroit Lions , succeeding Matt Millen, after the team finished the first 0-16 season in NFL history. In his role as president, Lewand oversaw all aspects of the Lions organization. Lewand was fired by the Lions on November 5, 2015.
In 2016, Lewand was appointed the CEO of Detroit-based leather and watch company Shinola.He served in that role until the end of 2019. Since March 2020, Lewand has served as the CEO of the Marygrove Conservancy, the non-profit the continues to operate the former Marygrove College campus in Detroit. In September 2021, Lewand took on additional work and returned to the football world as a consultant to Major League Football, a spring football league.
In his formal education, Lewand holds B.A. (1991), J.D., and M.B.A. degrees (1996) from the University of Michigan. He is married with four daughters.
The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit. The Lions compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the National Football Conference (NFC) North Division. The team play their home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit.
Stephen Ray Mariucci, nicknamed "Mooch", is an American sportscaster and former football coach who was the head coach of two National Football League teams, the San Francisco 49ers (1997–2002) and the Detroit Lions (2003–2005), and for a year at the University of California, Berkeley.
Shrine Catholic Schools is a private, co-educational, Roman Catholic school serving preschool through grade 12. It is located in Royal Oak, Michigan and affiliated with National Shrine of the Little Flower Church.
Matthew George Millen is a former American football linebacker and executive. Millen played 12 years in the National Football League for the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, and Washington Redskins, playing on four Super Bowl-winning teams and winning a Super Bowl ring for each of the three franchises for which he played.
Donald Lynn Muhlbach Jr. is a former American football long snapper. At the time of his retirement, he was the oldest active player in the NFL other than Tom Brady. Muhlbach played college football for Texas A&M University. He was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2004 by the Baltimore Ravens before joining the Lions that same year. He is second in Lions franchise history in games played, only behind former teammate Jason Hanson.
Fork Union Military Academy is a private, all-male, college preparatory military boarding school located in Fork Union, Virginia. Founded in 1898, Fork Union is considered one of the premier military boarding academies in the United States.
Jason Calvin Garrett is a former American football player and coach and current broadcaster. He previously served as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys during most of the 2010s. Garrett has also been offensive coordinator and assistant head coach for the Cowboys and quarterbacks coach for the Miami Dolphins.
James Caldwell is an American football coach in the National Football League (NFL). He served as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2009 to 2011 and Detroit Lions from 2014 to 2017. Caldwell has been a part of two Super Bowl-winning teams in his career; as the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach of the Colts team that won Super Bowl XLI and as offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens team that won Super Bowl XLVII.
James J. Schwartz is an American football coach who is a Senior Defensive Assistant for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He was head coach of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL) from 2009 to 2013. He was also defensive coordinator for the Titans from 2001 to 2008, Buffalo Bills in 2014, and Philadelphia Eagles from 2016 to 2020. He won Super Bowl LII with the Eagles in 2018.
John Joseph Witkowski is a former American football player.
Robin James Rubick is a former American football tight end who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Detroit Lions from 1982 to 1988. He played college football at Grand Valley State University. Rubick was drafted in 12 round of the 1982 NFL Draft by the Lions.
The history of the Detroit Lions, a professional American football franchise based in Detroit, dates back to 1928 when they played in Portsmouth, Ohio as the Spartans. In 2022, they will play their 93rd season, continuing to be one of the National Football League's oldest franchises.
Martin Mayhew is an American football executive who is the general manager of the Washington Commanders of the National Football League (NFL). A former cornerback, Mayhew played college football at Florida State prior to being drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the tenth round of the 1988 NFL Draft. He sat out his rookie season due to a wrist injury and joined the Washington Redskins a year later, with whom he won Super Bowl XXVI with, and later played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before retiring following the 1996 season.
The 2008 Detroit Lions season was the franchise's 79th season in the National Football League (NFL), and their 75th as the Detroit Lions. The Lions made history by becoming the first team since the schedule was expanded to 16 games to finish winless.
The 2009 Detroit Lions season was the franchise’s 80th season overall in the National Football League. It was the first season with the Lions for new head coach Jim Schwartz, and most of his new coaching staff. The Lions also introduced slightly new uniforms and logos. The Lions improved upon their 0–16 record from the previous season. However, they missed the playoffs for the 10th straight season. This season combined with the Lions' 0-16 record the previous year was the worst two season record (2-30) since the merger until the Cleveland Browns had a 1–15 record in 2016, followed by an 0–16 record in 2017 (1-31)
Ron Hughes was the college scouting coordinator of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers.
Bob Quinn is an American football executive who is a senior executive consultant for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the general manager of the Detroit Lions from 2016 to 2020. Quinn began his career with the New England Patriots as a player personnel assistant in 2000 and spent 16 seasons serving in various executive roles within the Patriot organization.
Arryn Siposs is an Australian professional American football punter for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He later switched codes to play college football for Auburn in the United States.
The 2015 Detroit Lions season was the franchise's 86th season in the National Football League, their 82nd as the Detroit Lions and the second under Head Coach Jim Caldwell. By Week 7 of the season, the Lions had already lost six games, more than they did in the entire 2014 season. This led to the firing of Offensive Coordinator Joe Lombardi and two other coaches. After falling to 1–7 the following week, the team fired President Tom Lewand and General Manager Martin Mayhew. On November 19, the Lions named Rod Wood as team President. The Lions were eliminated from playoff contention after their loss to St. Louis in week 14. The team had a 6–2 record in the second half of the season to finish at 7–9, good for third place in the NFC North. One highlight of the season was the Lions first win in Green Bay since 1991.
Sheila Firestone Ford Hamp is an American businesswoman and football executive. A descendant of both the Ford and Firestone family fortunes, she is the principal owner and chairwoman of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). Hamp graduated from Yale University in 1973, where she played varsity tennis. Hamp has an MA in teaching and early childhood education from Boston University. Hamp serves on the NFL’s Super Bowl and Major Events Committee.