Chip Kelly hired as 49ers head coach

Jan 14, 2016 at 10:38 AM--


After an extensive search, Chip Kelly will become the 20th head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. The former Philadelphia Eagles head coach interviewed with the 49ers on Thursday, January 7. 49ers CEO Jed York made the announcement on Thursday morning via Twitter.


Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the 49ers won't have an introductory press conference until next week. This will allow Kelly to begin working on his staff.


Kelly served as the head coach at the University of Oregon from 2009 to 2012, compiling a 46-7 record. He led the Ducks to two Bowl wins over his college coaching career, winning the 2012 Rose Bowl and the 2013 Fiesta Bowl.

He became the head coach of the Eagles in 2013 and had a 26-22 record before being fired on December 29 following a 6-9 2015 season. However, the Eagles finished with a 10-6 record during each of his previous two seasons.


In 2015, Kelly's Eagles offense finished the season ranked 13th in scoring (23.6), 12th in total yards (364.4), 12th in passing (255.4), and 14th in rushing (108.9). However, his defense finished 28th in points and 30th in yards allowed.


The 49ers had met with Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, who is now the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, Buffalo Bills assistant head coach and running backs coach Anthony Lynn, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, and former Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan.


49ers Head Coach Search Timeline

Sun Jan 3 - Jim Tomsula fired following 5-11 season

Mon Jan 4 - Jed York press conference

Mon Jan 4 - Request to interview Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson

Tue Jan 5 - Schedule interview with Bills assistant head coach and running backs coach Anthony Lynn

Ties Jan 5 - Request to interview Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

Tues Jan 5 - Begin phone discussions with Mike Shanahan

Thur Jan 7 - 49ers interview ex-Eagles head coach Chip Kelly

Thur Jan 7 - 49ers interview Bills assistant head coach and running backs coach Anthony Lynn

Fri Jan 8 - 49ers interview Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo

Sat Jan 9 - 49ers interview Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

Sun Jan 10 - 49ers interview Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson

Mon Jan 11 - Giants grant 49ers permission to interview former head coach Tom Coughlin

Tue Jan 12 - 49ers interview former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin

Tue Jan 12 - 49ers interview Mike Shanahan

Wed Jan 13 - Browns hire Hue Jackson as their head coach

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