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Eric Mangini
Defensive Coordinator
College:
Wesleyan University

BIOGRAPHY

Eric Mangini is in his third season with the 49ers and first as the defensive coordinator. A former two-time NFL head coach, Mangini spent the 2014 season as the tight ends coach and the 2013 season as the team’s senior offensive consultant.

 Mangini’s wealth of football coaching experience, including stints as a head coach with the Cleveland Browns (2009-10) and New York Jets (2006-08), has been evident in his time with the team. In his 18 years as an NFL coach, he has been a part of seven playoff teams, including five division titles and three Super Bowl Championships. Prior to joining the 49ers, Mangini worked as an NFL analyst at ESPN from 2011-12.

As a NFL rookie head coach with the New York Jets in 2006, Mangini took a team that went 4-12 the previous season and directed it to a 10-6 regular season record and a playoff appearance. He was later recognized as AFC Coach of the Year by the Kansas City Committee of 101. Eight different Jets earned Pro Bowl honors over the three years that Mangini was head coach. Of the eight, three were drafted in Mangini’s first two seasons with the team (C Nick Mangold, CB Darrelle Revis and KR Leon Washington), while four others (DT Kris Jenkins, QB Brett Favre, RB Thomas Jones and G Alan Faneca) were acquired while he was the head coach.

Prior to being named head coach of the Jets, Mangini spent six seasons with the New England Patriots as their defensive backs coach (2000-04) and defensive coordinator (2005), where he was part of three Super Bowl Championships. In Mangini’s six seasons with the Patriots, the Patriots ranked fifth in interceptions (109) and second in interceptions returned for touchdowns (16). As the defensive coordinator in 2005, New England won 10 games and the AFC East despite having 45 different players make at least one start, an NFL record for a division champion.

Mangini served as a defensive assistant with the Jets from 1997-99, after spending 1996 as an offensive assistant with the Baltimore Ravens. He began his NFL coaching career with the Cleveland Browns as a coaches assistant in 1995, after serving as a ball boy and public relations intern with the team the previous year.

A native of Hartford, CT, Mangini played collegiately at Wesleyan University and graduated with a degree in political science. A nose tackle on the football team, Mangini still holds school records for single-season (11.5) and career (36.5) sacks.

A true philanthropist, Mangini has had a hand in helping out his community everywhere he has coached. In 2002, he along with his brother, Kyle, founded the Carmine & Frank Mangini (CFM) Foundation to benefit under-resourced children. Funds from the foundation are put towards computer scholarships for students and mini grants for teachers and coaches to pursue projects that may be beyond their current budget.

The CFM Foundation holds an annual Football Fundamentals Mini Camp at which NFL players and coaches join other professional coaches and staff to teach young people the principles, mechanics, and ethics of high-level competitive football. The counselors, many of whom are sporting heroes of the students, stress the importance of education, hard work, and character development to success on and off the field. In 13 years of hosting the camp, over 6,000 children have participated. For more information about CFM Foundation, please visit their website, www.cfm-foundation.org.

 The Mangini’s have also been involved with many other charitable endeavors, including Urban Pathways, Homelss Solutions, INC. and the St. Elizabeth House. Mangini has also spent time in Afghanistan with the USO and worked with the Pentagon and NFL on improving concussion prevention and awareness.

He and his wife, Julie, have three sons, Jake, Luke and Zack.

Eric Mangini is in his third season with the 49ers and first as the defensive coordinator. A former two-time NFL head coach, Mangini spent the 2014 season as the tight ends coach and the 2013 season as the team’s senior offensive consultant.

 Mangini’s wealth of football coaching experience, including stints as a head coach with the Cleveland Browns (2009-10) and New York Jets (2006-08), has been evident in his time with the team. In his 18 years as an NFL coach, he has been a part of seven playoff teams, including five division titles and three Super Bowl Championships. Prior to joining the 49ers, Mangini worked as an NFL analyst at ESPN from 2011-12.

As a NFL rookie head coach with the New York Jets in 2006, Mangini took a team that went 4-12 the previous season and directed it to a 10-6 regular season record and a playoff appearance. He was later recognized as AFC Coach of the Year by the Kansas City Committee of 101. Eight different Jets earned Pro Bowl honors over the three years that Mangini was head coach. Of the eight, three were drafted in Mangini’s first two seasons with the team (C Nick Mangold, CB Darrelle Revis and KR Leon Washington), while four others (DT Kris Jenkins, QB Brett Favre, RB Thomas Jones and G Alan Faneca) were acquired while he was the head coach.

Prior to being named head coach of the Jets, Mangini spent six seasons with the New England Patriots as their defensive backs coach (2000-04) and defensive coordinator (2005), where he was part of three Super Bowl Championships. In Mangini’s six seasons with the Patriots, the Patriots ranked fifth in interceptions (109) and second in interceptions returned for touchdowns (16). As the defensive coordinator in 2005, New England won 10 games and the AFC East despite having 45 different players make at least one start, an NFL record for a division champion.

Mangini served as a defensive assistant with the Jets from 1997-99, after spending 1996 as an offensive assistant with the Baltimore Ravens. He began his NFL coaching career with the Cleveland Browns as a coaches assistant in 1995, after serving as a ball boy and public relations intern with the team the previous year.

A native of Hartford, CT, Mangini played collegiately at Wesleyan University and graduated with a degree in political science. A nose tackle on the football team, Mangini still holds school records for single-season (11.5) and career (36.5) sacks.

A true philanthropist, Mangini has had a hand in helping out his community everywhere he has coached. In 2002, he along with his brother, Kyle, founded the Carmine & Frank Mangini (CFM) Foundation to benefit under-resourced children. Funds from the foundation are put towards computer scholarships for students and mini grants for teachers and coaches to pursue projects that may be beyond their current budget.

The CFM Foundation holds an annual Football Fundamentals Mini Camp at which NFL players and coaches join other professional coaches and staff to teach young people the principles, mechanics, and ethics of high-level competitive football. The counselors, many of whom are sporting heroes of the students, stress the importance of education, hard work, and character development to success on and off the field. In 13 years of hosting the camp, over 6,000 children have participated. For more information about CFM Foundation, please visit their website, www.cfm-foundation.org.

 The Mangini’s have also been involved with many other charitable endeavors, including Urban Pathways, Homelss Solutions, INC. and the St. Elizabeth House. Mangini has also spent time in Afghanistan with the USO and worked with the Pentagon and NFL on improving concussion prevention and awareness.

He and his wife, Julie, have three sons, Jake, Luke and Zack.

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