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Coaches

Joe Lombardi

Joe Lombardi rejoins the New Orleans Saints coaching staff in 2015 as the team’s quarterbacks coach. Lombardi, who spent the last two seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Detroit Lions, returns to New Orleans after serving on the club’s coaching staff from 2007-13, the last five tutoring the quarterbacks.

Joe Lombardi rejoins the New Orleans Saints coaching staff in 2015 as the team’s quarterbacks coach. Lombardi, who spent the last two seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Detroit Lions, returns to New Orleans after serving on the club’s coaching staff from 2007-13, the last five tutoring the quarterbacks.

In 2014 under his supervision, Detroit’s offense gained 5,452 total net yards, which was the eighth-highest total in franchise history. WRs Calvin Johnson (1,077) and Golden Tate (1,331) became only the sixth Lions receiving duo to reach 1,000 receiving yards in the same season. QB Matthew Stafford led the Lions to five victories when trialing or tied in the fourth quarter or overtime as Detroit finished 11-5 and qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2011.  

Drew Brees thrived under Lombardi’s guidance from 2009-13, completing 2,147-of-3,149 passes (68.2%) for 24,823 yards with 195 touchdowns, 78 interceptions and a 102.1 rating. He was named to the Pro Bowl each of those seasons. During Lombardi’s tenure as position coach, Brees also carried an NFL-record 54 game streak with at least one touchdown pass from 2009-12 and also set the league’s single-season completions (468) and completion percentage record (71.2%) in 2011, both of which still stand. Brees enjoyed his most prolific season in 2011 under Lombardi’s supervision, when he completed 468-of-657 passes for what was then an NFL record 5,476 yards with 46 touchdowns and a 110.6 passer rating.  As an offensive assistant from 2007-08, he was heavily involved in the preparation of the quarterbacks and passing attack as well, having worked closely with offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael. Lombardi also stepped in for a brief stint as the running backs coach near the end of 2008.

He arrived in New Orleans with extensive coaching experience on both sides of the ball, most recently serving as defensive assistant for the Atlanta Falcons in 2006. While in that role, Lombardi worked with a defensive line that combined for 25.5 sacks.

Bringing game-planning and play-calling experience to his position, he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2002-05 at Mercyhurst College, while also serving as recruiting coordinator.

In 2001, Lombardi coached tight ends and running backs for the XFL’s New York/New Jersey Hitmen. In 2000, he tutored the defensive line and served as strength & conditioning coordinator at Bucknell University.

He coached both the tight ends and tackles at the Virginia Military Institute in 1999 after opening his coaching career at the University of Dayton, where he was responsible for the defensive line from 1996-98. The Flyers won 20-straight games during his tenure.

Lombardi – the grandson of legendary coach Vince Lombardi – is a 1994 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned three letters as a tight end and one in lacrosse.

PLAYING CAREER: Air Force, 1991-93.
COACHING CAREER: Dayton, 1996-98; Virginia Military
Institute, 1999; Bucknell University, 2000; New York/New Jersey Hitmen
(XFL), 2001; Mercyhurst College, 2002-05; Atlanta Falcons, 2006; New Orleans Saints, 2007-13; Detroit Lions, 2014-15; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.

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