Complete List Of San Francisco 49ers Head Coaches In Order

List Of San Francisco 49ers Head Coaches In Order

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The San Francisco 49ers, established in 1946, are one of the most storied franchises in the National Football League (NFL). As a member of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) West division, the 49ers have been a perennial powerhouse with multiple Super Bowl Championships to their name. Central to their success have been the head coaches who have directed the team’s path on the gridiron. Here, we delve into the details of these individuals and their contributions to the 49ers’ legacy.

  1. Buck Shaw (1946–1954)
    • Hometown: Mitchellville, Iowa
    • Head Coach: University of Santa Clara (1936–1942), Air Force Academy (1955–1957)
    • Assistant Coach: California Golden Bears (1935)
  2. Norman “Red” Strader (1955)
    • Hometown: Stockton, California
    • Player Career: Los Angeles Bulldogs (1936)
    • Head Coach: New York Yankees (1946–1949)
  3. Frankie Albert (1956–1958)
    • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
    • Player Career: San Francisco 49ers (1946–1952)
  4. Red Hickey (1959–1963)
    • Hometown: Clarksville, Arkansas
    • Player Career: Los Angeles Dons (1947–1948), San Francisco 49ers (1949–1950)
    • Assistant Coach: San Francisco 49ers (1957–1958)
  5. Jack Christiansen (1963–1967)
    • Hometown: Sublette, Kansas
    • Player Career: Detroit Lions (1951–1958)
    • Assistant Coach: Stanford Cardinal (1960–1962)
  6. Dick Nolan (1968–1975)
  7. Monte Clark (1976)
    • Hometown: Kingsburg, California
    • Player Career: San Francisco 49ers (1959–1969)
    • Assistant Coach: Miami Dolphins (1970–1975), Detroit Lions (1978–2008)
  8. Ken Meyer (1977)
    • Hometown: Ashtabula, Ohio
    • Assistant Coach: San Francisco 49ers (1960–1967), Los Angeles Rams (1968–1972), San Diego Chargers (1978)
  9. Pete McCulley (1978)
    • Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas
    • Assistant Coach: San Francisco 49ers (1974–1976), Baltimore Colts (1979–1981)
  10. Fred O’Connor (1978)
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Assistant Coach: San Francisco 49ers (1976–1978), Cincinnati Bengals (1980–1983)
  1. Bill Walsh (1979–1988)
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
  • Head Coach: Stanford Cardinal (1977–1978, 1992–1994)
  • Assistant Coach: Oakland Raiders (1966), Cincinnati Bengals (1968–1975)
  1. George Seifert (1989–1996)
  • Hometown: San Francisco, California
  • Head Coach: Carolina Panthers (1999–2001)
  • Assistant Coach: San Francisco 49ers (1980–1988)
  1. Steve Mariucci (1997–2002)
  • Hometown: Iron Mountain, Michigan
  • Head Coach: California Golden Bears (1996), Detroit Lions (2003–2005)
  1. Dennis Erickson (2003–2004)
  • Hometown: Everett, Washington
  • Head Coach: Idaho Vandals (1982–1985, 2006), Wyoming Cowboys (1986), Washington State Cougars (1987–1988), Miami Hurricanes (1989–1994), Oregon State Beavers (1999–2002, 2007–2011), Arizona State Sun Devils (2007–2011)
  1. Mike Nolan (2005–2008)
  • Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Assistant Coach: Denver Broncos (1987–1992, 2009), New York Giants (1993–1996), Washington Redskins (1997–1999), New York Jets (2000), Baltimore Ravens (2001–2004), Miami Dolphins (2010–2011), Atlanta Falcons (2012–2014)
  1. Mike Singletary (2008–2010)
  • Hometown: Houston, Texas
  • Player Career: Chicago Bears (1981–1992)
  • Assistant Coach: Baltimore Ravens (2003–2004), San Francisco 49ers (2005–2008), Minnesota Vikings (2011–2013)
  1. Jim Harbaugh (2011–2014)
  • Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
  • Player Career: Chicago Bears (1987–1993), Indianapolis Colts (1994–1997), Baltimore Ravens (1998), San Diego Chargers (1999–2000)
  • Head Coach: University of San Diego (2004–2006), Stanford Cardinal (2007–2010), University of Michigan (2015–Present)
  1. Jim Tomsula (2015, Interim in 2010)
  • Hometown: Homestead, Pennsylvania
  • Assistant Coach: San Francisco 49ers (2007–2014, 2016)
  1. Chip Kelly (2016)
  • Hometown: Dover, New Hampshire
  • Head Coach: University of Oregon (2009–2012), Philadelphia Eagles (2013–2015), UCLA Bruins (2018–Present)
  1. Kyle Shanahan (2017–Present)
  • Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Assistant Coach: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004–2005), Houston Texans (2006–2009), Washington Redskins (2010–2013), Cleveland Browns (2014), Atlanta Falcons (2015–2016)

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