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Derius Swinton gets to continue his coaching climb as Arizona Cardinals assistant special teams coach

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The final new assistant coach for the Arizona Cardinals 2020 season is Derius Swinton.

Swinton is the new assistant special teams coach and brings a bevy of experience.

From the team:

Swinton is a 12-year coaching veteran, including 10 seasons as an NFL assistant. He previously worked as San Francisco’s special teams coordinator in 2016 in addition to coaching special teams with Chicago (2015,’17), Denver (2013-14), Kansas City (2012), and St. Louis (2009-11). The 34-year old Swinton spent the 2018 season as an offensive assistant with Detroit and spent training camp in 2019 as a special teams intern with the Cardinals.

While coaching in Chicago, kicker Robbie Gould made a then career-high 33 field goals in 2015 (tied for second in the NFL) and converted seven field goals of 50+ yards, which led the league. During his tenure with the Broncos, Swinton helped kicker Matt Prater get selected to the Pro Bowl in 2013 after setting Denver franchise records in field goal percentage (96.2) and points scored (150). A former safety and basketball player at Hampton University, Swinton began his coaching career at the University of Tennessee as a graduate assistant for two seasons (2007-08).