Derius Swinton II
|Born:||April 26, 1985|
Newport News, Virginia
Derius Swinton II (April 26, 1985) is an American football coach. He has been a special teams coach on the St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Chicago Bears. He played college football at Hampton University from 2003 to 2006. He finished his college career with 103 tackles, 19 passes defensed and eight interceptions.
In 2007, Swinton became a defensive graduate assistant at Tennessee and would stay in that role all the way through the 2008 season. Swinton was offered a new job after the 2008 season and made his NFL coaching debut with the St. Louis Rams in 2009 as the special teams quality control coach, he maintained that role for three seasons, before being let go after the 2011 season. In 2012, he 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. After one season, he left to join the Denver Broncos coaching staff in 2013, this time as special teams assistant. He stayed with Broncos for two seasons (2013–2014). In 2015, he followed John Fox, who was fired by the Broncos, to Chicago. He assigned to the same role, assistant special teams coach for the Chicago Bears. However, after the 2015 season, he was offered a higher position with the San Francisco 49ers by newly hired head coach Chip Kelly, to be the special teams coordinator and accepted on January 22, 2016.
NFL head coaches under whom Derius Swinton II has served:
- Steve Spagnuolo, St. Louis Rams (2009-2011)
- Romeo Crennel, Kansas City Chiefs (2012)
- John Fox, Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears (2013-2015) (2017)
- Chip Kelly, San Francisco 49ers (2016)
- Matt Patricia, Detroit Lions (2018)