Deuce Schwartz is in his first season as a 49ers offensive quality control coach. He joined the 49ers after spending the 2021 season as a defensive analyst at the University of Missouri.
The 2021 Tigers defense finished the year holding opponents to 206.8 passing yards per game. DL Isaiah McGuire led the team with 6.0 sacks as DB Jaylon Carlies finished with a team-high four interceptions.
Prior to his time at Missouri, Schwartz spent one season (2020) as the assistant wide receivers coach at the University of Georgia. That season, WR George Pickens registered 36 receptions for 513 yards and a team-high six touchdown catches in just eight games played. WR Kearis Jackson finished tied for the team lead with 36 receptions and led the Bulldogs with 514 receiving yards to go along with three touchdowns.
Schwartz joined the Bulldogs after spending 2019 as a defensive quality control coach with the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland finished the season ranked seventh in the NFL, allowing 216.9 passing yards per game. The Browns registered 14 interceptions on the year, raking tied for fifth. DL Myles Garrett finished with a team-high 10.0 sacks, which ranked tied for the sixth-most in the NFL that season.
From 2017-18, Schwartz was a special teams coaching assistant with the New Orleans Saints. In 2018, K Wil Lutz finished with the fifth-highest field goal percentage in the NFL (93.3), connecting on 28 of 30 field goal attempts. Lutz's 136 points scored ranked second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL that season.
Schwartz first entered the NFL as a defensive coaching assistant with the Buffalo Bills, a role he held for two years (2015-16). The 2016 Bills allowed 223.9 passing yards per game, the sixth-best in the NFL. LB Lorenzo Alexander finished with a career-high 12.5 sacks that season. In 2015, Buffalo's 17 interceptions ranked tied for sixth in the NFL.
A native of Suffern, NY, Schwartz attended Union College (Schenectady, NY), where he played quarterback for the school in 2012.