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Mariucci adds sixth assistant to complete staff

Head coach Steve Mariucci has hired George Catavolos as secondary coach, concluding his overhaul of the Detroit Lions staff.

Updated: February 10, 2004, 11:47 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Head coach Steve Mariucci has hired George Catavolos as secondary coach, concluding his overhaul of the Detroit Lions staff.

A 19-year NFL veteran, Catavolos is the third new assistant on the defensive side of the ball, joining coordinator Dick Jauron and line coach Larry Brooks. In all, Marucci has added six assistants over the past month.

Catavolos, 58, is one of the NFL's most respected secondary coaches, a fiery assistant who demands strong fundamentals and sound techniques from ...

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