Lions' Matt Patricia honored with sign in hometown of Sherrill, N.Y.

The Detroit News
The city of Sherrill, N.Y., honored Matt Patricia recently.

A tiny city in New York, all of a sudden, is rooting for the Detroit Lions.

The city of Sherrill, N.Y., recently installed a sign at its city limits boasting its the hometown of new Lions coach Matt Patricia.

"There are only 32 Cities, Towns or Villages in the world that can lay claim to being the hometown of their Head Football Coach," the town's Facebook page said in a post dated Friday. "Today, Sherrill, NY is honored to be one of them. The City has officially recognized the 3 Time Super Bowl winning Coach, and new Head Coach of the Detroit Lions Matt Patricia by installing a new display on the Welcome to Sherrill Sign located on W. Hamilton Ave. as you enter the City from NYS Rt. 5.

"On behalf of the City of Sherrill and our residents, we extend our best wishes on the upcoming season.

"GO LIONS!!!!!"

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Patricia, 43, was named the Lions' head coach in February, after 14 yeears on staff with the New England Patriots, with whom he won three Super Bowls. Most recently, he was the Patriots' defensive coordinator.

Sherrill, nicknamed "The Silver City," is in upstate New York, population 3,000. It's the least-populous city in the state of New York.