Derius Swinton II

Derius Swinton II (April 26, 1985) is an American football coach. He previously served as an assistant coach for the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.

Derius Swinton II
Personal information
Born: (1985-04-26) April 26, 1985 (age 36)
Newport News, Virginia
Career information
Career history
As a coach:

Early yearsEdit

Swinton played college football at Hampton University from 2003 to 2006. He finished his college career with 103 tackles, 19 passes defensed and eight interceptions.[1]

Coaching careerEdit


In 2007, Swinton became a defensive graduate assistant at Tennessee and would stay in that role all the way through the 2008 season.

St. Louis RamsEdit

In 2009, Swinton was hired by the St. Louis Rams as the special teams quality control coach, he maintained that role for three seasons, before being let go after the 2011 season.

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

In 2012, Swinton had been offered another job in the same role by the Kansas City Chiefs. He worked with Kansas City's newly hired offensive quality control coach, Jim Bob Cooter, who he was familiar with from his days at Tennessee.

Denver BroncosEdit

In 2013, Swinton was hired by the Denver Broncos as a special teams assistant. He stayed with Broncos for two seasons from 2013 to 2014.

Chicago BearsEdit

In 2015, Swinton followed John Fox, who was fired by the Broncos, to the Chicago Bears to serve as a special teams assistant.

San Francisco 49ersEdit

On January 22, 2016, Swinton was hired by the San Francisco 49ers as their special teams coordinator under by head coach Chip Kelly.[2]

Chicago Bears (second stint)Edit

Following the firing of Kelly in San Francisco, Swinton returned to the Chicago Bears as their assistant special teams coach in 2017.

Detroit LionsEdit

In 2018, Swinton was hired by the Detroit Lions as an offensive assistant under head coach Matt Patricia.

Arizona CardinalsEdit

In 2019, Swinton joined the Arizona Cardinals under the Bill Walsh NFL diversity coaching fellowship. In 2020, Swinton was hired full-time by the Cardinals to serve as their assistant special teams coach.

Los Angeles ChargersEdit

On January 25, 2021, Swinton was hired by the Los Angeles Chargers as their special teams coordinator under head coach Brandon Staley.[3]


  1. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs: Derius Swinton".
  2. ^ "Derius Swinton to Leave Bears' Coaching Staff". NBC Chicago.
  3. ^ Communications, Chargers (January 25, 2021). "Los Angeles Chargers Agree to Terms with Joe Lombardi, Renaldo Hill and Derius Swinton II for Coordinator Positions". Retrieved January 25, 2021.

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