McCarthy joins the team as the new quality control and offensive line coach. He fills the vacancy left from former offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn's firing back in October. Ron Prince, former tight ends coach, had filled the coaching hole in the interim after Washburn's firing. Prince will now work alongside McCarthy on fixing the Lions' offensive line problems.
As for McCarthy, he joins the team after spending just one year as the Cleveland Browns' quality control coach. McCarthy got his football career started back in 2008 as a scouting intern with the New York Jets. From there, he bounced between coaching gigs in the college ranks, including a two-year job as the video director for Western Michigan University and a year as the tight ends coach at North Carolina Central University. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's in sports management.