The San Francisco 49ers have named Eric Mangini senior offensive consultant.
Mangini brings 15 years of NFL coaching experience to the 49ers staff. He most recently served as head coach of the Cleveland Browns (2009-10) following three seasons in the same capacity with the New York Jets (2006-08). Since 2011, Mangini had worked as an NFL analyst at ESPN.
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. He served as a defensive assistant with the Jets from 1997-99, after spending 1996 as an offensive assistant with the Baltimore Ravens. Mangini began his NFL coaching career as a coaches' assistant with the Browns 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.