Lions hire Heffernan as assistant OL coach

Updated: February 21, 2013, 7:24 PM ET
Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions have hired Terry Heffernan as their assistant offensive line coach.

Heffernan has been the offensive line coach at Wayne State in Detroit for the past six seasons. The Lions announced the move Thursday.

Before his tenure at Wayne State, Heffernan spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Michigan. He is a native of Arlington Heights, Ill., and played college football at Dayton.

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