The San Francisco 49ers have promoted Duane Carlisle to head Strength and Conditioning coach to replace Johnny Parker, who is retiring after three seasons with the 49ers. Carlisle served as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach under Parker for the last three years.
"Duane did an outstanding job assisting Johnny Parker with our offseason program," said head coach Mike Nolan. "His ability to bring out the best in players has been consistently demonstrated over the last three seasons. Therefore this it is a natural progression for him to be promoted."
Before joining the 49ers, Carlisle served as the Speed Development Consultant for the Philadelphia Eagles (2000-04). He was also the Head Speed, Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Philadelphia Charge of the Women's United Soccer Association and the Speed, Strength and Conditioning Consultant for Major League Lacrosse's New Jersey Pride (2001-2003). Additionally, Carlisle was the Speed Development Coordinator with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1997-98) and as the sprint and jump coach at Penn State University.
He has prepared numerous players for the NFL Combine including Pro-Bowlers Brian Westbrook, Priest Holmes, Matt Hasselbeck and Jerry Azumah. Carlisle has also served as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at the prestigious Lawrenceville Boarding School in Lawrenceville, NJ (2000-04).
Carlisle is from Haverhill, MA and was a triple jumper at the University of Maryland. He graduated in 1989.