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Lions hire Robert Prince to coach receivers

1/25/2014

The Detroit Lions have hired their second Prince for their coaching staff.

A week after hiring Ron Prince as their assistant head coach and tight ends coach, the team announced Saturday that they have hired Robert Prince as the Detroit wide receivers coach.

Prince was the offensive coordinator at Boise State the past three seasons, his second stint with the Broncos. The Humboldt State graduate has a ton of experience working with receivers.

He was the wide receivers coach in Seattle in 2009 and the assistant wide receivers coach in Jacksonville in 2007 and 2008. He also coached with Atlanta from 2004 to 2006.

On the college level, he coached wide receivers at Boise State as well. He also coached receivers at Colorado (2010), Portland State (1998) and Sacramento State (1992-93). He was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in a Japanese football league from 1996 to 1997 and at Fort Lewis College in Colorado from 1994 to 1995.

Coaching staff:

Head coach -- Jim Caldwell

Assistant head coach -- Ron Prince

Offensive coordinator -- Joe Lombardi

Defensive coordinator -- Teryl Austin

Quarterbacks -- TBD

Running backs -- Curtis Modkins

Wide receivers -- Robert Prince

Tight ends -- Ron Prince

Offensive line -- Jeremiah Washburn (asst. Bobby Johnson)

TBD -- Terry Heffernan

Defensive line -- Kris Kocurek (asst. Jim Washburn)

Linebackers -- Bill Sheridan

Secondary -- Alan Williams

Special teams -- John Bonamego (asst. Evan Rothstein)