Kyle Shanahan Biography
Kyle Shanahan (full name: Kyle Michael Shanahan) born on 14 December 1979 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is an American football coach. He is the current head coach and offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). His father coached at the University of Minnesota at the time of his birth.
He previously served at the Atlanta Falcons as the offensive coordinator. The Falcons offense led the league in points scored in 2016 and helped the team reach Super Bowl LI. He has also coached the Houston Texans, Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns.
He attended Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Shanahan accepted a scholarship offer by Carl Franks of Duke University, but chose to transfer as redshirt freshman to the University of Texas at Austin. Shanahan played wide receiver on a Longhorn team that featured future college coach Major Applewhite as well as future NFL players Roy Williams, Cedric Benson, Bo Scaife, Mike Williams, Quentin Jammer, and Chris Simms.
Kyle began his coaching soon after graduating from from Texas in 2003 and becoming a graduate assistant to Karl Dorrell at UCLA.
In 2004, he became an assistant coach of Tampa Bay Buccaneers for offensive quality control under head coach Jon Gruden. Gruden had also been an assistant coach like Kyle in 1990 with the San Francisco 49ers at about the same age that Shanahan had.
Kyle joined the Houston Texas as a wide receivers coach after being hired by Gary Kubiak in 2006. Kubiak had previously served as offensive coordinator with the Broncos under Kyle’s father, Mike Shanahan. At the time, Kyle Shanahan was the youngest position coach in the NFL. He received another promotion to become the Texans quarterback coach a season later.
He was officially promoted on 11th January, 2008 to become the youngest coordinator in the NFL (three years younger than Josh McDaniels). He joined his father in 2010 at with the Washington Redskins. He was however fired alongside his father and the rest of the coaching staff on 30th December 2013 as well as paid a fine of $25,000 in 2012 for insulting the replacement officials.
He was then hired by the Cleveland Browns as offensive coordinator on February 1, 2014 and resigned on January 8, 2015 after a disagreement with the front office’s mandate. 10 days later, January 18th, Kyle was hired by the Atlanta Falcons as their new offensive coordinator. The Falcons’ offense under Shanahan was the highest-scoring offense in the league in 2016 and earned an 11–5 record, a division title, and a Super Bowl LI berth against the New England Patriots.
This also caused Shanahan to be named as the NFL Assistant Coach of the Year for the 2016 season by the Pro Football Writers of America, Associated Press Assistant Coach of the Year and Coordinator of the Year by The Sporting News.
Kyle Shanahan 49ers
Kyle Shanahan was named the 20th head coach of the San Francisco 49ers on February 6, 2017, just a day after losing the Super Bowl LI with the Falcons. On August 11, 2017, Shanahan won his first regular season game against the New York Giants with a score of 31–21.
Shanahan has 13 seasons of coaching experience at the NFL level, including the past nine as an offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons (2015-16), Cleveland Browns (2014), Washington Redskins (2010-13) and Houston Texans (2008-09). In six of his nine seasons as an offensive coordinator (2008-09, 2012-13 and 2015-16), Shanahan has directed an offense that ranked in the top 10 in the NFL in yards gained.
Kyle Shanahan Age
Shanahan was born on December 14, 1979, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. He is 39 years old as of 2018.
Kyle Shanahan Family
Kyle is the son of a former American football coach, Michael Edward Shanahan, professionally known as Mike Shanahan and his wife Peggy Shanahan. His father, Mike Shanahan was the head coach of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League from 1995 to 2008. Kyle has one sibling: a sister by the name Krystal Shanahan.
Kyle Shanahan Wife and Children
The American football coach is married to Mandy Shanahan since 2005. Shanahan met Mandy while they were students at Cherry Creek High in Colorado. They are now parents to three children: the eldest and their first daughter is Stella, a son by the name Carter and their second daughter is called Lexi.
Shanahan is said to have given his son the name Carter after his favorite rapper Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.. This was reported by a source close to the coach but he has never commented on the issue.
Kyle Shanahan Net Worth
Details on his salary as the head coach of the San Francisco 49er have not been made public neither is his net worth known.
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