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49ers announce three more assistant coaches

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The 49ers on Monday announced three more additions to new head coach Kyle Shanahan’s first staff.

New wide receivers coach Mike LaFleur and new run game coordinator Mike McDaniel both come from the Falcons after working with Shanahan the past two seasons.

LaFleur was an offensive assistant with the Falcons and now takes the position McDaniel previously held under Shanahan in Washington and Cleveland. LaFleur’s brother, Matt, was recently named offensive coordinator of the Rams.

McDaniel, who was also an offensive assistant with the Falcons, has a long history with Shanahan. The two previously were also on the same staff in Houston and Denver.

The 49ers also hired Taylor Embree as offensive quality control coach. Embree’s father, Jon, was officially named last week as the 49ers’ tight ends coach and assistant head coach. Taylor Embree worked as a defensive assistant with the Chiefs last season.

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8 Responses to “49ers announce three more assistant coaches”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 13, 2017 8:31 PM

    It would probably only take one marriage for everyone on the staff to be related to each other and half the other coaches in the league. Jesus.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 13, 2017 9:52 PM

    The average family owned and operated convenience store displays less nepotism in their hiring practices than the NFL coaching fraternity.

  3. kamthechancellor says: Feb 13, 2017 9:55 PM


  4. idiedpretty says: Feb 14, 2017 1:11 AM

    So nice to see the staff coming together after all the other teams picked from the top. Bonus points for hiring Kyle “SB 51 Master Mind” Shanahan! Wow, the 49ers are awesome! NOT!

  5. joetoronto says: Feb 14, 2017 9:22 AM

    It’s amazing how much he actually looks like a rat.

  6. bbk1000 says: Feb 15, 2017 5:39 AM

    He actually looks like Jorge Posada…

  7. bassmanatl says: Feb 15, 2017 6:20 AM

    Shanny almost ruined Matt Ryan’s career his first year as OC. Ryan had to “take him out for beer” and set things straight for the next year and at least KS listened and it got them to the SB but Shanny blew it big time and cost them the victory. Glad he is gone but hope ATL can capitalize from the leftovers. Good luck SF it will be boom or bust for you…or maybe bust then boom then bust!!!

  8. omeimontis says: Feb 17, 2017 3:18 AM

    Falcons were off to a great start in 2015. Blame THAT on Shannahan too? LOL. Falcons lost because their D could not stop Brady in the second half and in OT.

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