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This Day in The Bay: Jack Christiansen Named 49ers Head Coach


September 30, 1963

On this day in The Bay, Jack Christiansen was named head coach of the 49ers after Red Hickey's resignation.

Christiansen took command of the club in Week 4 of the 1963 season after serving as an assistant coach to Hickey. His best season as head coach came in 1965 when the 49ers finished 7-6-1. San Francisco compiled a 26-38-3 record during Christiansen's tenure as head coach from 1963-1967.

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