Matthew Harper

Assistant Special Teams Coach

College: University of Oregon

Hometown: Union City, CA

Experience: 10 years


Matthew Harper is in his second season as the 49ers assistant special teams coach. He joined the 49ers after spending the previous eight seasons (2013-20) on the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff.

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.