Call the Detroit Lions the Royal Navy, because they're press-ganging Patriots to service like it was the Napoleonic Wars. Add another former New England face to the long list of new personnel at Allen Park, mercifully with a face to be found in our photographic archives. Harold Nash, not long from Foxborough, has been hired by the Detroit Lions on Friday to be the new strength and conditioning coach.
Per Tim Twentyman:
The Lions have hired former Patriots strength and conditioning coach Harold Nash to be their new head of strength and conditioning.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) January 29, 2016
Harold Nash was recently released from New England earlier this week, leading to speculations that he would soon join the throng of coaches and front office personnel flocking to new Lions general manager and former Patriots pro scouting director Bob Quinn.
Nash has served as the strength and conditioning coach since 2011, and was an assistant to that position since 2005. Before then, Nash was a ten-year veteran of the Canadian Football League, playing for Montreal, Edmonton, Winnipeg and the now-defunct Shreveport franchise. He played a single season in the NFL with the New York Giants, and graduated from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (at the time the University of Southwestern Louisiana).