The San Francisco 49ers announced that they have hired Dave Fipp as Assistant Special Teams coach.
Fipp joins the 49ers after working with the San Jose Spartans for the past three seasons. He served as defensive coordinator during his final year and previously held the title of co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach for the Spartans.
He joined the Spartan staff after spending the 2004 season at the University of Nevada as the co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach. Fipp also served as the co-defensive coordinator at Cal Poly in 2002 and 2003 after starting out as the Mustangs' defensive backs coach in 2001.
A 1997 graduate of the University of Arizona, Fipp played for the Wildcats from 1994-97. He led Arizona's special teams unit in tackles as a sophomore in 1995 and was the Wildcats' starting free safety in 1996 and 1997. The 1997 Wildcats were the number-one defensive unit in the Pacific-10 Conference and ranked 12th nationally in rushing defense.
Fipp began his coaching career at Holy Cross College as a secondary coach and special teams coordinator in 1998. Prior to the 2000 season, Fipp returned to his alma mater as a graduate assistant and coached the safeties. He and his wife, Jenny, have two daughters, Ashlee and Lilly.