Kyle Shanahan

Head Coach

College: The University of Texas at Austin

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Experience: 19 years


Kyle Shanahan was named the 20th head coach of the San Francisco 49ers on February 6, 2017. Shanahan signed a multi-year contract extension with the 49ers on June 15, 2020.

In 2021, Shanahan led the 49ers to their second trip to the NFC Championship in three seasons (2019). The offense featured WR Deebo Samuel, who earned Associated Press First-Team All-Pro honors and the first Pro Bowl selection of his career. In 16 games (15 starts), Samuel registered 77 receptions for 1,405 receiving yards (18.2 average) and five receiving touchdowns to go along with career-highs in carries (59), rushing yards (365) and rushing touchdowns (eight). His eight rushing touchdowns were the most by any player whose primary position is wide receiver since the merger. Second-year WR Brandon Aiyuk also added 56 catches for 826 yards and five touchdowns. On the ground, rookie RB Elijah Mitchell set the franchise record for most rushing yards by a rookie (963).