Matthew Harper

Assistant Special Teams

College: University of Oregon

Hometown: Union City, CA

Experience: 13 years


Matthew Harper is in his third 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.

In 2022, San Francisco's special teams saw K Robbie Gould connect on 27 of his 32 field goal attempts and 50 of his 51 extra point attempts, marking the 11th season of his career with at least an 80-percent field goal percentage and a 95-percent extra point percentage. Gould hit on a 23-yard field goal in overtime in Week 17 (at Las Vegas) to help the Niners win their first game at Allegiant Stadium. P Mitch Wishnowsky averaged 39.7 net yards per punt and finished the year with the highest percentage of punts inside the 20-yard line (52.5) in the NFL. Wishnowsky was also named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month (September) for the second time in his career. WR Ray-Ray McCloud III finished the season ranked second in the NFL in punt return yards with 356.