Lions fire special teams coordinator Joe Marciano

Lions fire special teams coordinator Joe Marciano
Posted at 8:24 PM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 07:15:31-05

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) -- The Detroit Lions fired special teams coordinator Joe Marciano on Monday night.

Marciano had been with Detroit since the 2015 season, after previous special teams coordinator John Bonamego left to take the Central Michigan head coaching job.

“Tonight I spoke to Joe and informed him of my decision to relieve him of his responsibilities with our team," Lions head coach Matt Patricia said in a release. "I appreciate Joe’s leadership of our special teams units over the last three and a half seasons and have great respect for his many years of service as a coach in the National Football League. On behalf of our team and the entire coaching staff, I want to personally thank Joe for his commitment to the Detroit Lions and wish him and his family the best moving forward.”