Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim
Tomsula formally announced the team’s coaching staff on Monday.
“Our staff is a collection of passionate coaches who have wide-ranging
experience at every level of the game,” said Tomsula. “This is a group of
talented communicators who take great pride in helping players maximize their
abilities. Throughout the staff you see bright, high-energy coaches who enjoy
taking a hands-on approach to teaching the game. We are all looking forward to
getting to work.”
Offensive coordinator Geep Chryst and defensive coordinator Eric Mangini were
both on the 49ers staff in 2014 in different jobs.
Mangini spent the past two years on the offensive side of the ball, while
Chryst was the team’s quarterbacks coach for the past four seasons.
The 44-year-old Mangini was the Patriots’ defensive backs coach (2000-04)
before being promoted to New England’s defensive coordinator in 2005. He then
served as the head coach of the Jets (2006-08) and the Browns (2009-10).
Chryst will be an NFL offensive coordinator for the second time in his
coaching career. He held the play-calling duties for the San Diego Chargers in
1999 and 2000, all while serving as the team’s quarterbacks coach.
Chryst has spent 28 seasons in the coaching profession, including 23 on the
NFL level with Chicago, Arizona, San Diego, Carolina and San Francisco. His
experiences range from working with quarterbacks, running backs, wide
receivers, tight ends and offensive linemen.
Running backs coach Tom Rathman, defensive assistant Ejiro Evero and offensive
assistant D.J. Boldin stay in the same roles. Ronald Curry will return and
coach wide receivers along with Adam Henry while Mick Lombardi will move from
an offensive to a defensive assistant role.
The new arrivals are special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey Jr., tight
ends coach Tony Sparano, offensive line coach Chris Foerster, quarterbacks
coach Steve Logan, assistant offensive line coach Eric Wolford, defensive line
coach Scott Brown, linebackers coach Clancy Pendergast, secondary coach Tim
Lewis, senior defensive assistant/linebackers coach Jason Tarver, defensive
assistant Aubrayo Franklin and assistant special team coach Richard Hightower.