Johnny Holland is in his seventh season with the 49ers and fourth as the team's linebackers coach. He previously served as the team's linebackers coach in 2017. Holland also worked as the 49ers run game specialist/outside linebackers coach from 2018-20.
In 2022, the 49ers defense ranked first overall in the NFL, allowing 300.6 total yards per game and first with 16.3 points allowed per game. San Francisco's defense also ranked tied for first with 20 interceptions and second with 77.7 rushing yards allowed per game. Holland saw LB Fred Warner receive his second Pro Bowl selection and First-Team AP All-Pro nod after registering 130 tackles, 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble, one interception and a career-high 10 passes defensed. LB Dre Greenlaw also set career-highs in starts (15), tackles (127) and passes defense (10).