Kyle Shanahan Biography
Kyle Shanahan born Kyle Michael Shanahan, on 14 December 1979 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is an American football coach. His father coached at the University of Minnesota at the time of his birth .
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
He was born December 14, 1979.
Kyle Shanahan Wife – Kyle Shanahan Kids
He and his wife, Mandy, have three children – Stella, Carter and Lexi.
Kyle Shanahan Salary – Kyle Shanahan Net Worth
This information is being updated.
Kyle Shanahan 49ers – Kyle Shanahan Coaching Career
He is currently the head coach and offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). Kyle Shanahan was named the 20th head coach of the San Francisco 49ers on February 6, 2017, after spending the previous two seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons.
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.
Following the 2016 season, Shanahan was named Associated Press Assistant Coach of the Year, Coordinator of the Year by The Sporting News and Assistant Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America after a record-setting performance by the Falcons offense en route to capturing the NFC South division title and an appearance in Super Bowl LI. Under Shanahan, the 2016 Falcons set franchise records in yards per game (415.8), points scored (540), net passing yards per game (295.3) and average yards per play (6.7).
Atlanta QB Matt Ryan, who was named Associated Press Most Valuable Player, Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year, Most Valuable Player/Offensive Player of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America and FedEx Air Player of the Year, threw for a single-season franchise record and career-high 4,944 passing yards and 38 touchdowns, ranking second in the NFL in both categories, in 2016. He led the NFL with a passer rating of 117.1 on the season and threw a career-low seven interceptions. WR Julio Jones recorded 83 receptions for 1,409 yards (17.0 average) and six touchdowns in 14 games played. His 1,409 receiving yards were the second-most in the NFL this past season. Both Jones and Ryan earned Associated Press First-Team All-Pro and 2017 Pro Bowl honors.
On the ground, Atlanta averaged 120.5 rushing yards per game and tallied 20 rushing touchdowns in 2016. RB Devonta Freeman registered 227 carries for a career-high 1,079 yards and 11 touchdowns, on his way to earning his second-consecutive Pro Bowl appearance.
In Shanahan’s first year in Atlanta, the Falcons offense ranked seventh in the NFL, averaging 374.1 yards per game, ranked sixth with a 273.7 passing yards per game average and led the league in time of possession (32:19) in 2015. Julio Jones led the NFL with a career-high 1,871 receiving yards, while notching a career-high 136 receptions to share the League high with the Steelers WR Antonio Brown. Jones’ receiving yards marked the second-highest total in a single season in NFL history, behind WR Calvin Johnson’s 1,964-yard performance in 2012.
Shanahan joined the Falcons after spending 2014 as offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns. That year, his offense averaged 324.6 total yards and 108.0 rushing yards per game. Under Shanahan’s direction, RBs Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West combined to rush for 1,280 yards on 319 carries (4.0 average), while WR Andrew Hawkins posted career highs in receptions (63) and receiving yards (824).
Prior to his stint in Cleveland, Shanahan spent four seasons (2010-13) as offensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins. In 2013, the Redskins finished ninth in the NFL in total offense (369.7) and fifth in rushing yards per game (135.3). Second-year QB Robert Griffin III threw for 16 touchdowns and a career-high 3,203 passing yards, while WR Pierre Garçon set a franchise record and led the NFL with 113 receptions for a career-high 1,346 yards. RB Alfred Morris also rushed for 1,200-or-more yards for the second-consecutive season (1,275).
The 2012 Redskins won the NFC East division championship as Washington became the first team in NFL history to register 3,400-or-more passing yards (3,422) and 2,700-or-more rushing yards (2,709) in the same season. Washington led the NFL, averaging 169.3 rushing yards per game and finished second in rushing touchdowns (22). Griffin won the 2012 Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year Award after setting NFL rookie records in passer rating (102.4), interception percentage (1.27), and rushing yards by a rookie quarterback (815). He completed 258 of his 393 passes (65.6 completion percentage) for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns. Fellow rookie Alfred Morris ranked second in the NFL with a single-season, franchise-record 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns.
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In 2011, Shanahan worked with QB Rex Grossman, who finished with the second-best statistical season of his career, having thrown for 3,151 yards, 16 touchdowns and a career-high 57.9 completion percentage. WR Santana Moss also had his best professional season in 2010 under Shanahan, notching a career-high 93 receptions for 1,115 yards and six touchdowns.
Before joining Washington, Shanahan spent four seasons (2006-09) with the Houston Texans, including the final two as the team’s offensive coordinator. In 2009, he worked with QB Matt Schaub, who registered career highs in completions (396), completion percentage (67.9), passing yards (4,770), touchdowns (29) and passer rating (98.6). His completions and passing yard totals led the NFL that season. Additionally, WR Andre Johnson led the NFL in receiving yards in both 2008 (1,575) and 2009 (1,569) and led the NFL with 115 receptions in 2008.
TE Owen Daniels registered career highs in both receptions (70) and receiving yards (862) with Houston in 2008. Shanahan spent his first season with Houston (2006) as the team’s wide receivers coach and moved to coach the quarterbacks in 2007 prior to his promotion to offensive coordinator in 2008. He broke into the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004 where he served as an offensive quality control coach for two seasons (2004-05). His first coaching experience came as a graduate assistant at UCLA in 2003.
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Kyle Shanahan considered remaining with Falcons in 2017
Updated: Feb 8, 2018
The Josh McDaniels drama has brought stories out of the woodwork about assistant coaches changing their minds after getting a particular job offer. Bill Belichick resigning on his first day as head coach of the New York Jets is the best example, but Dave McGinnis deciding not to join the Chicago Bears in 1999 after the team announced it is another example.
On Thursday, Adam Schefter reported that Kyle Shanahan briefly had second thoughts about taking the San Francisco 49ers head coaching job. Schefter made his regular Thursday appearance on KNBR (audio), and he talked about the Atlanta Falcons making a last minute push to retain their offensive coordinator.
”Last year, I don’t know if people realize this, but Atlanta made a last-ditch effort at keeping Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta and preventing him from leaving to the 49ers — and he thought about it. What if he had decided at that point in time, ‘I’m not going to leave Atlanta?’ And I’m telling you, there was a day there where it was really tempting to stay in Atlanta and not take the 49ers job. There was a day, there was a time where that was possible.
“But in the end, ultimately, Kyle did what he felt was best for him and the credit goes to the 49ers for presenting it in such a way that they made it as attractive as it could be for him. And he felt as comfortable as it could be.
”But that was a situation where he almost stayed in Atlanta last year. There was some thought given to that at that time. And in the end, he didn’t do it because in the end, whether it’s Kyle Shanahan or Josh McDaniels or Dave McGinnis, who walked out on the Bears in 1990 (1999) before they hired Dick Jauron — whoever it is, ultimately your responsibility comes down to you and your family and you must do what’s best for you and your family. Kyle decided it was best to move. Josh decided it was best to not move.”
The McDaniels situation has resulted in his agent deciding to stop representing him, and there is a general belief that he has burned bridges with everybody but the New England Patriots. His existing situation differs from Shanahan a year ago. McDaniels seems set to replace Bill Belichick, with reports that Belichick is taking on more of a mentorship role in terms of roster building, the salary cap, and so forth.
The most important thing is that the 49ers were entirely aware of Shanahan’s second thoughts. He talked about how at that point, you comfort and sooth the candidate and make it clear the opportunity before him. And in this case, Shanahan was not replacing Dan Quinn anytime soon. Any decision to turn down the 49ers would not have been a career-buster, but it just would have kicked the can further down the road in terms of his first head coaching opportunity.
John Lynch is the 49ers general manager, but there is no doubt that Shanahan gets extensive say in the roster building process. Technically, Lynch has control of the 90-man roster, while Shanahan has control of the 53-man roster. But they have both talked about the partnership they have, and the feedback they both provide in this process. Shanahan might have been able to land a clear HC/GM opportunity at some point, but he knew that his partnership with Lynch would provide him plenty of what he needs to make sure he has the best kinds of players he wants to re-build the roster.
I can totally imagine getting some pre-agreement jitters, and wondering if the grass will really be greener on the other side. But the contract length and the kind of personnel power available likely helped soothe that, and the Falcons did not make him an offer he couldn’t refuse. It’s safe to say things have indeed worked out for the best!