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Kyle Shanahan is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the head coach for the San Francisco 49ers since 2017. During this time period, the 49ers compiled a 56-46-0 record. He was the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 2017 until the 2023 season, during which time the 49ers went 56-46-0. During his career he was a head coach for seven seasons.
As the offensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins he coached one player to an award-winning season: Robert Griffin, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2012. As the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons he coached one player to an award-winning season: Matt Ryan, AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2016.
Kyle Shanahan Coaching Tree
Before he was a head coach, Shanahan served as an assistant coach for Jon Gruden, Gary Kubiak, Mike Shanahan, Mike Pettine, and Dan Quinn. During this time, he coached for four years for Gary Kubiak and Mike Shanahan. During his time as head coach, three assistant coaches, (Mike McDaniel, Robert Saleh, and DeMeco Ryans) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 26-37-0 in the regular season and 0-1 in the playoffs during their six seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.
Shanahan was born on Friday, December 14, 1979 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He married Amanda "Mandy" O'Donnell in 2005 and the couple have three children, Stella, Carter, and Lexi.
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Upon completion of his playing career for University of Texas, Shanahan would start his coaching career for UCLA. New head coach Karl Dorrell hired Shanahan as a graduate assistant, however the team struggled to only a 6-7 record and a loss in the Silicon Valley Bowl. This would be Shanahan’s only season coaching college; with the completion of the season he would move to the NFL.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Shanahan would move to the NFL after only one season of college coaching when he took the offensive quality control coaching position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For two seasons Shanahan helped with the game-planning and breaking down opposing defenses for the Buccaneers under head coach Jon Gruden. The team would experience some success during Shanahan’s tenure, going 11-5 before losing their first playoff game in his final season with the team. He would leave the team after two seasons for his first opportunity as a position coach.
Shanahan would take a position with the Houston Texans under new head coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak had worked most of career, both playing and coaching, with Shanahan’s father Mike during his time with the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers. Shanahan would spend a total of four seasons in Houston, one as the wide receivers coach, one as quarterbacks coach, and adding offensive coordinator for final two seasons.
During his four seasons, the team made gradual improvements, from 6-10 in 2006 to 9-7 in 2009, however always missing the playoffs. The offense would make improvements during Shanahan’s tenure, with wide receiver Andre Johnson earning three All-Pro designations (2006, 2008, 2009). During his final season with the team, the Texans would have the most prolific passing offense, directed by quarterback Matt Schaub, in the league. In 2009, the team would also have their first 1,000 yard rusher since 2004 (Steve Slaton).
At the end of the 2009 season, Shanahan would leave the Texans to take the offensive coordinator position with the Washington Commanders under new head coach, and his father, Mike Shanahan. Kyle had been hesitant to coach under his father when he first started his career, and turned down an offer to coach with him out of college. He wanted to establish himself as a successful coach and earn his success away from his father. Now that he had established himself as a successful NFL assistant coach, he was happy to coach with his father.
However, team success did not follow the Shanahans to Washington right away. The team struggled through back to back losing seasons. However, the team would post franchise record numbers in several offensive categories during this stretch. The team would breakthrough in 2012, going 10-6 and winning the NFC East. Behind Shanahan's evolution of the “East Coast Offense”, incorporating a variety of different formations to fully utilize quarterback Robert Griffin III, the team was the first in NFL history to pass for 3,400 yards and rush for 2,700 in the same season.
Shanahan was fired after the 2013 season and was hired on with new Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine. The Browns started the season strong, once leading the AFC North with a 7-4 record. A dismal finish however left the team at 7-9.
At the conclusion of the 2014 season, Shanahan resigned from his position with the Browns and accepted an offer from the Atlanta Falcons to be their next Offensive Coordinator.
|2023 San Francisco 49ers||Head Coach||4-0-0||0-0|
|2022 San Francisco 49ers||Head Coach||13-4-0||2-1|
|2021 San Francisco 49ers||Head Coach||10-7-0||2-1|
|2020 San Francisco 49ers||Head Coach||6-10-0||0-0|
|2019 San Francisco 49ers||Head Coach||13-3-0||2-1|
|2018 San Francisco 49ers||Head Coach||4-12-0||0-0|
|2017 San Francisco 49ers||Head Coach||6-10-0||0-0|
|2016 Atlanta Falcons||Offensive Coordinator||11-5-0||2-1|
|2015 Atlanta Falcons||Offensive Coordinator||8-8-0||0-0|
|2014 Cleveland Browns||Offensive Coordinator||7-9-0||0-0|
|2013 Washington Redskins||Offensive Coordinator||3-13-0||0-0|
|2012 Washington Redskins||Offensive Coordinator||10-6-0||0-1|
|2011 Washington Redskins||Offensive Coordinator||5-11-0||0-0|
|2010 Washington Redskins||Offensive Coordinator||6-10-0||0-0|
|2009 Houston Texans||Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach||9-7-0||0-0|
|2008 Houston Texans||Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach||8-8-0||0-0|
|2007 Houston Texans||Quarterbacks Coach||8-8-0||0-0|
|2006 Houston Texans||Wide Receivers Coach||6-10-0||0-0|
|2005 Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Offensive Quality Control Coach / Assistant Quality Control||11-5-0||0-1|
|2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Offensive Quality Control Coach||5-11-0||0-0|
|2003 UCLA Bruins||Graduate Assistant||6-7-0|
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- Years as head coach: 7
- Years as a coordinator: 9
- Conference Championships won: 2016 and 2019
- Fifth in total wins for the San Francisco 49ers.
- Past teams coached for: San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- College Attended: Texas Longhorns
- Family Members: Mike Shanahan, Father
- Date of Birth: Friday, December 14, 1979 (43 years old), Minneapolis, Minnesota