Johnny Holland is in his fourth season with the 49ers and third as the run game specialist/outside linebackers coach. He previously served as the team's linebackers coach in 2017.
In 2019, Holland helped guide San Francisco's defense which ranked second in the NFL in total yards allowed per game (281.8), the fewest total yards allowed per game by the team since 1997 (250.8). Rookie LB Dre Greenlaw played in all 16 games (10 starts) and tallied 87 tackles, 1.0 sack, one interception and two passes defensed as he was named to the PFWA All-Rookie team. In his first season with the 49ers, LB Kwon Alexander started all eight games in which he appeared and registered 34 tackles, 0.5 sack, one interception, one forced fumble and two passes defensed.