49ers’ hire Scott Brown as DL coach, Clancy Pendergast as ILB coach, and Tim Lewis as DB coach

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As San Francisco 49ers GM Trent Baalke continues to shape-up the team’s coaching staff, it may look like a bunch of misfits on the surface. A rookie head-coach combined with a smorgasbord of no-namers–the 49ers coaching staff simply looks like a bad case of the bad news Bears.

However, lets not get ahead of ourselves as it would be unfair to place judgement on a coaching staff that has yet to coach their first game together. And with the 49ers adding three coaches today to fill-out their coaching staff with the additions of Scott Brown (Defensive line coach), Clancy Pendergast (Inside Linebackers Coach), and Tim Lewis (Defensive Backs coach), it will be up to them to prove the doubters wrong.

Brown, 62, previously served as the 49ers Midwest Regional scout. He has extensive coaching experience in the college ranks including stints at Southwest Texas State, TCU, Minnesota, Duke, Colorado State, and Arizona State. Despite Brown taking over defensive line duties it’s likely that Tomsula will still work with the unit as he’s done so for the past eight seasons.

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On the other hand Pendergast has an abundance of NFL experience as he was the defensive backs coach for the Dallas Cowboys from 1996-2002, Cleveland Browns linebackers coach in 2003, Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator from 2004-2008, and Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator in 2009. Pendergast last served as the defensive coordinator for USC in 2013.

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Lewis, was a former NFL player who coached the Atlanta Falcons defensive backs from 2010-2014. Prior to that he coached up the Seahawks defensive backs in 2009 and Carolina Panthers from 2007-2008. Not to mention, Lewis is a former defensive coordinator with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2000-2003 and New York Giants form 2004-2006.


Head Coach: Jim Tomsula (previously served as 49ers DL coach)

Offensive Coordinator: Geep Chryst (previously served as 49ers QB coach)

Offensive Line Coach: Chris Foerster (previously Washington’s OL coach)

Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Eric Wolford (previously Youngstown head coach)

Quarterbacks Coach:  Steve Logan

Running Backs Coach: Tom Rathman 

Tight Ends Coach: Tony Sparano (previously interim head coach of Oakland Raiders)

Wide Receivers Coach: Ronald Curry (projected)


Defensive Coordinator: Eric Mangini (previously served as 49ers TE coach)

Defensive Line Coach: Scott Brown (previously 49ers Midwest Regional Scout)

Defensive Line Assistant Coach: Aubrayo Franklin 

Linebackers Coach: Jason Tarver (previously Oakland Raiders DC)

Inside Linebackers Coach: Clancy Pendergast (last served as DC at USC in 2013)

Defensive Backs Coach: Tim Lewis (previously served as Atlanta Falcons DB coach)

Defensive Assistant: Ejiro Evero


Special Teams Coordinator: Thomas McGaughey (previously served as New York Jets special-teams coach)

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach:

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach:

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