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6 NFL Head Coaches with 49ers Ties

In this edition of Niners Daily, we highlight head coaches with roots in San Francisco.

The Atlanta Falcons were the final NFL team to fill their head coaching vacancy when they introduced Dan Quinn on Tuesday.

Quinn's history with the 49ers got us thinking about how many of the league's 32 leading men have direct ties to this franchise.

Turned out, three of the six were hired this offseason.

1. Atlanta Falcons HC Dan Quinn

  • 49ers defensive quality control coach (2001-02)
  • 49ers defensive line coach (2003-04)
  • Falcons head coach (2015)

The new Atlanta Falcons head coach spent his first four NFL seasons on San Francisco's defensive staff, from 2001 to '04.


2. New York Jets HC Todd Bowles

  • 49ers defensive back (1991)
  • Jets head coach (2015)

3. Denver Broncos HC Gary Kubiak

  • 49ers quarterbacks coach (1994)
  • Broncos head coach (2015)

4. St. Louis Rams HC Jeff Fisher

  • 49ers defensive backs coach (1992-93)
  • Rams head coach (2012-present)

Mike Holmgren, Mike Shanahan, Jeff Fisher, Pete Carroll and others all once graced the San Francisco sideline.


5. Seattle Seahawks HC Pete Carroll

  • 49ers defensive coordinator (1995-96)
  • Seahawks head coach (2010-present)


6. Green Bay Packers HC Mike McCarthy

  • 49ers offensive coordinator (2005)
  • Packers head coach (2006-present)
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