August Mangin is in his second season with the 49ers and first as the team's special teams quality control/game management specialist. He spent his first season with the team as special teams quality control coach in 2021. He joined the 49ers after spending the previous two seasons (2019-20) as a lead defensive analyst at Louisiana State University.
The 2021 San Francisco special teams were highlighted by K Robbie Gould, who connected on 20 of 23 field goal attempts (87.0%) and 39 of his 40 extra point attempts (97.5%). Gould was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after making his two field goal attempts (42 & 24 yards), including the eventual game-winner in overtime against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 18. He also replaced P Mitch Wishnowsky, who left due to injury, and punted for the first time since 2007, punting twice for an average of 45.0 yards and one punt downed inside the 20.