49ers hire Klay Kubiak as defensive quality control coach

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The Kubiak and Shanahan families have had a long working relationship in the NFL and it will add another chapter this season.

According to multiple reports, the 49ers are hiring Klay Kubiak as a defensive quality control coach. Kubiak was the head coach at Strake Jesuit high school in Houston.

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan once worked for Klay’s father Gary in Houston as a wide receivers coach, quarterbacks coach, and offensive coordinator when Gary was the head coach of the Texans. The elder Kubiak was the offensive coordinator for Mike Shanahan when Kyle’s father was the Broncos head coach and also played for the Broncos when the elder Shanahan was an assistant in Denver.

Gary Kubiak retired as the Vikings offensive coordinator after the end of the regular season. Another one of his sons, Klint, took over for him and a third brother, Klein, works in scouting for the Cowboys.

7 responses to “49ers hire Klay Kubiak as defensive quality control coach

  1. Disgusting levels of nepotism in the NFL. What was that high school team record? I think qualified people of all colors and careers lose out on opportunities because we don’t have daddy to give us a job.

  2. Nothing wrong with this – if anything, congrats on the promotions are in order.

    The Manning family was good at being QB, groomed by dad, and put their time in.

    These guys are good at coaching, groomed by dad, and put their time in.

    The Griffey family was good at baseball, groomed by dad, and put their time in.

    And on and on . . .

  3. Osman Dirie says:
    February 11, 2021 at 12:27 pm
    Disgusting levels of nepotism in the NFL. What was that high school team record?

    His 3 year record was 24-11. He coached at a private boys school that played against some of the very best teams in the Houston area. He’s also a very polite young man who’s working on his PhD in English literature & his wife is an RN, BSN

  4. People who support this sort of nepotism because it’s supposedly successful are blind to the facts. How many Super Bowls did Buddy Ryan’s kids win as head coaches? How many has Kyle Shanahan won? We can go on and on about the lack of championships that nepotism coaches have failed to win. How many have actually been successful?

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