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 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 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 – Kyle Shanahan Kids
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 Coaching Career
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 Salary – 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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Kyle Shanahan off to rough start as 49ers coach
Published: 6th December 2018
Adopted from: boston25news.com
Kyle Shanahan’s coaching tenure hasn’t quite gotten off to the greatest start in San Francisco.
He lost his first nine games with the 49ers last year before the arrival of Jimmy Garoppolo provided a late-season spark with five straight wins to close a 6-10 campaign.
With Garoppolo sidelined by a season-ending knee injury in Week 3 this year, the Niners have started the season 2-10 for the second straight year under Shanahan.
Shanahan is just the fifth coach to begin his tenure with a team by going 2-10 or worse in each of his first two seasons. Cleveland’s Hue Jackson (2016-17), Detroit’s Jim Schwartz (2009-10), Tampa Bay’s Leeman Bennett (1985-86) and Tampa’s John McKay (1976-77) are the others.
Bennett got fired after his second season and Jackson didn’t make it through his third with the Browns. Schwartz and McKay stayed long enough to lead their teams into the playoffs, progress Shanahan hopes to be able to make with the 49ers.
“I’d love it to be a lot more obvious and a lot easier,” he said. “We finished 6-10 last year and I’d love to be improving from this year. I also know it was hard work to get to 6-10, especially starting 0-9. I think we came in this year with a franchise quarterback and we lost him early in the season, which definitely makes that much harder.
“I think we came here knowing that it was going to take some time. I think the way we finished last year definitely excels everyone’s feeling and what they thought. But, by no means did I think we were coming into it this year and it was just going to be easy. I knew it was going to be extremely hard.”
Here’s a look inside some more interesting numbers heading into Week 13:
ELITE COMPANY: Todd Gurley of the Rams finds himself in exclusive company. He has gained 1,649 yards from scrimmage and scored 19 TDs so far this season. Only six players have topped those marks in the first 12 games, including Hall of Famers LaDainian Tomlinson (2006), Emmitt Smith (1995), Eric Dickerson (1983), O.J. Simpson (1975), Jim Brown (1965). Priest Holmes is the other, doing it in 2002.
TOUCHDOWN TOM: Tom Brady’s next touchdown pass will move him past a couple of all-time greats. Brady is currently tied with Brett Favre for third place for the most regular-season TD passes with 508. Brady is also tied with Peyton Manning for the most ever combined in the regular season and playoffs with 579.
PROLIFIC PAT: Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes is joining some special company in his first season as a starting quarterback. He joined Brady and Manning as the only players to throw at least 40 TD passes in the first 12 games of the season. Manning and Brady each won the MVP in the seasons they accomplished the feat.
Mahomes also just had his seventh game of the season with at least four TD passes, a mark topped only by Manning when he had nine in the 2013 season.
DOUBLE THREAT: Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is proving to be almost adept throwing TD passes as he is catching them. Beckham threw a 49-yard TD pass and caught a 1-yarder against Chicago last week, the second time this season he has caught and thrown for a TD pass in the same game. The only other time someone did that twice in a season was 1924, when Eddie Kaw and Benny Boynton did it for the Buffalo Bisons.
Beckham also threw a 57-yard TD this season and has as many TD passes of at least 49 yards as Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck and Jared Goff this season.
DOUBLE THREAT PART II: Carolina’s Christian McCaffrey had 55 yards receiving and 106 yards rushing last week in a loss to Tampa Bay. That marked his fifth straight game with at least 50 yards on the ground and as a receiver, the longest streak in NFL history.
NO TAKEAWAYS: The 49ers have gone four straight games without generating a takeaway, one shy of the post-merger record accomplished eight times previously, including the Jets this season. San Francisco has just five takeaways through 12 games, the fewest since the merger after 12 games. The previous low was seven for Jacksonville in 2016.
RARE BLOWN LEAD: Steelers fans could be forgiven for feeling pretty confident with a 23-7 halftime lead last week against the Chargers. Pittsburgh had been 174-0-1 all-time at home when leading a game by 16 points. The Steelers had lost only two road games when leading by at least 14 at halftime, blowing a 21-7 lead to Dan Marino and the Dolphins on Nov. 1, 1987, and a 20-3 lead to the St. Louis Cardinals on Oct. 13, 1963. Jackie Smith caught a 55-yard TD pass in that comeback for St. Louis. Smith would be remembered more for another play against the Steelers – a dropped TD pass for Dallas in his final career game in the Super Bowl in 1979.
HIGH-SCORING LOSSES: The Raiders and Steelers became the latest teams to end up on the losing end of a game when scoring at least 30 points. In all, 20 teams have lost this season despite that high point total, one short of the post-merger record for a season set in 2013. Atlanta, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Tampa Bay all have two losses when scoring 30 or more points.
TRIPLE CROWN: Oakland spent a fifth-round pick on punter Johnny Townsend, one of just 20 punters taken in the first five rounds this century. The move isn’t paying dividends as Townsend is on pace for a not-so-spectacular Triple Crown. He ranks last among all qualifying punters in gross average (43 yards), net average (37.4 yards) and percentage of punts downed inside the 20 (19.6 percent).