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Stan Kwan
Assistant Special Teams Coach
Experience:
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22nd season the NFL/3rd with the Bills

Kwan enters his third season with the Bills in 2012.  Kwan assists in all aspects of coaching the Bills’ special teams units.

    He joined the Bills after spending six seasons with the Detroit Lions.  In his second stint with the Lions from 2004-09, Detroit’s special teams unit blocked 16 kicks, ranking as the second-most in the NFL over the six-year time span.

22nd year in the NFL

3rd year with the Bills

 

    Kwan enters his third season with the Bills in 2012.  Kwan assists in all aspects of coaching the Bills’ special teams units.

 

    He joined the Bills after spending six seasons with the Detroit Lions.  In his second stint with the Lions from 2004-09, Detroit’s special teams unit blocked 16 kicks, ranking as the second-most in the NFL over the six-year time span.

 

    Kwan served as Detroit’s Special Teams Coordinator from 2008-09.  Highlights from 2009 season include:

    Ranked fifth in the NFC in average drive start (27.0)

    Ranked tied for fourth in the NFL with three special teams turnovers

 

    Below is a list of Detroit’s special teams highlights in 2008:

    Forced an NFL-high five special teams turnovers; Plus-four turnover margin led the NFL also

    Kickoff coverage unit allowed the fourth-lowest average drive start following kickoffs (25.5)

    Ranked second in the NFL in percentage of drives forced inside the 20-yard line following kickoffs (23.81)

    K Jason Hanson kicked an NFL-high eight 50-plus yard field goals (became the oldest NFL kicker with eight 50-plus yard field goals); eight 50-plus yard field goals is also tied for the most in an NFL season.

 

    Prior to joining Detroit in 2004, Kwan served as a special teams assistant/defensive quality control from 2001-03.  He spent 1997-2000 with the Detroit Lions as an offensive and special teams assistant.  He entered the NFL in 1991 as a coaching assistant with the San Diego Chargers.  He served as a offensive and special teams assistant with the Chargers from 1991-1996.  Kwan has served in a variety of support roles including designing computer diagrams of plays, compiling both offensive and defensive playbooks, breaking down special teams film, and providing statistical analysis on the NFL and combine testing.

 

PERSONAL

    Kwan played baseball at San Diego State University for three years and earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.  Prior to attending San Diego State, he spent one year at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix where he was the first freshman to be named captain of the baseball team. … Attended Phoenix Camelback High School where he set school career records for batting average, runs scored, stolen bases, on-base percentage and walks. In his junior year, Camelback was the top-ranked team in the state and was ranked 16th in the nation. He earned all-state honors twice as a shortstop and doubled as the school’s quarterback where he set the school single-game passing record (327 yards).

 

NFL              

    2010-                            Buffalo Bills               Asst. Special Teams

    2008-09                        Detroit Lions             Special Teams Coor.

    2007                             Detroit Lions             Special Teams

    2006                             Detroit Lions             Asst. Special Teams

    2004-05                        Detroit Lions             Asst. Special Teams/Offensive Asst.

    2001-03                        Arizona Cardinals     Special Teams Asst./Def. Quality Control

    1997-00                        Detroit Lions             Off. & ST Assistant

    1996                             San Diego Chargers Offense Assistant

    1993-95                        San Diego Chargers Offense and ST

    1991-92                        San Diego Chargers Coaching Staff Asst.

   

 

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