The 49ers have hired Kurt Schottenheimer as special-teams coordinator, the club announced this morning. He replaces Al Everest, who served three seasons in that position. Coach Mike Singletary decided after the season to not renew Everest’s contract for 2010.
Schottenheimer, 60, interviewed with Singletary on Friday. Singletary previously interviewed Larry Mac Duff and Bobby April for the opening. Two days after Singletary met with April, the Eagles’ Andy Reid swooped in and hired April to his staff.
“I am very thankful that we were able to add Kurt to our coaching staff,” Singletary said. “He brings with him invaluable experience from more than 30 years of service in the NFL and college coaching ranks. Kurt has a diverse background and a tremendous knowledge of personnel, both of which will serve the 49ers well in producing a top-notch special teams unit.”
Schottenheimer, the younger brother of former NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer, served as Kansas City Chiefs special teams coach from 1989 to ’94. One of his top special-teams players in 1994 was current 49ers defenisve coordinator Greg Manusky.
Prior to that, Schottenheimer coached Browns special teams. His brother was the head coach in Kansas City and Washington in those seasons.
Schottenheimer was defensive coordinator for Gunther Cunningham with the Chiefs (1999-2000) and Redskins (2001). He was also defensive coordinator of the Lions (2002-2003).
Most recently, he coached the secondary for the Green Bay Packers from 2006 to ’08.
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KURT SCHOTTENHEIMER’S COACHING BACKGROUND
2006-08 Secondary, Green Bay Packers (head coach Mike McCarthy)
2005 Secondary, St. Louis Rams (Mike Martz/Joe Vitt)
2004 Defensive Backs, Green Bay Packers (Mike Sherman)
2002-03 Defensive Coordinator, Detroit Lions (Marty Mornhinweg/Steve Mariucci)
2001 Defensive Coordinator, Washington Redskins (Marty Schottenheimer)
1999-2000 Defensive Coordinator, Kansas City Chiefs (Gunther Cunningham)
1995-98 Defensive Backs, Kansas City Chiefs (Marty Schottenheimer)
1989-94 Special Teams, Kansas City Chiefs (Marty Schottenheimer)
1987-88 Special Teams, Cleveland Browns (Marty Schottenheimer)
1986 Linebackers, Notre Dame (Lou Holtz)
1984-85 Linebackers, LSU (Bill Arnsparger)
1983 Defensive Backs, Tulane (Wally English)
1978-82 Linebackers/Defensive Backs, Michigan State (Darryl Rogers/Frank “Muddy” Waters)
1974 Defensive Coordinator, William Patterson University (Bob Trocolor)
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