49ers Promote Kristick, Add New Coach

The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday they have promoted LB Keaton Kristick to the active roster from the team's practice squad. The team also named Chris Beake offensive assistant coach.

Kristick originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent earlier this year. He attended training camp with the team and has been on the practice squad all four weeks of the 2010 season. He played collegiately at Oregon State.

Beake spent six seasons in San Francisco in various capacities from 1998-2003. He was a pro personnel assistant (1998), quality control/defense coach (1999), defensive assistant (2000-02) and offensive assistant (2003).

Prior to this season, Beake had spent two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, where he was the quality control/offense coach (2008), before serving as offensive assistant/assistant special teams coach (2009).

Prior to joining Seattle's staff, Beake spent three years as the linebackers coach for the Atlanta Falcons (2004-06). While with Atlanta, he oversaw a group led by Keith Brooking, whom he tutored to Pro Bowl berths in 2004 and 2005.

A graduate of the Air Force Academy in 1994, Beake earned his degree in civil engineering. While a lieutenant, he served as a graduate assistant coach/defense for the 1994 season. 

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