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Eric Mangini
Tight Ends Coach
College:
Wesleyan University

BIOGRAPHY

Eric Mangini is in his second season with the 49ers and first as the tight ends coach. Mangini spent 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 teams that qualified for the playoffs, including five division titles and three Lombardi trophies. Prior to joining the 49ers, Mangini worked as an NFL analyst at ESPN since 2011.

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 five seasons in charge of the team’s secondary, the unit earned five Pro Bowl selections and evolved into one of the NFL’s most successful defensive backfields. The Patriots recorded 99 interceptions from 2000-04, the fifth-highest total in the NFL over that span. Their 14 interception returns for touchdowns in those five seasons tied with Tampa Bay for the most in the NFL.  

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 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.

During his time in New York, Mangini hosted the Charity Bowl at Chelsea Piers in New York City in May of 2007 and then again in 2008. The proceeds benefited non-profit organizations committed to providing athletic and academic opportunities to deserving children.

The Mangini’s have also been involved with many other charitable endeavors, including the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio and the Adopt-A Family Program through The Littlest Heroes.

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

Eric Mangini is in his second season with the 49ers and first as the tight ends coach. Mangini spent 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 teams that qualified for the playoffs, including five division titles and three Lombardi trophies. Prior to joining the 49ers, Mangini worked as an NFL analyst at ESPN since 2011.

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 five seasons in charge of the team’s secondary, the unit earned five Pro Bowl selections and evolved into one of the NFL’s most successful defensive backfields. The Patriots recorded 99 interceptions from 2000-04, the fifth-highest total in the NFL over that span. Their 14 interception returns for touchdowns in those five seasons tied with Tampa Bay for the most in the NFL.  

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 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.

During his time in New York, Mangini hosted the Charity Bowl at Chelsea Piers in New York City in May of 2007 and then again in 2008. The proceeds benefited non-profit organizations committed to providing athletic and academic opportunities to deserving children.

The Mangini’s have also been involved with many other charitable endeavors, including the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio and the Adopt-A Family Program through The Littlest Heroes.

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

Recent Articles

  • Roman: Mangini Helping out in Booth

    By Andrew Pentis - Posted Sep 12, 2013

    Offensive coordinator Greg Roman complimented defensive-minded coach Eric Mangini for his contributions before and during the game.

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