Kurt Schottenheimer, who served as an NFL defensive coordinator for five seasons with three teams, is the latest candidate to interview with 49ers coach Mike Singletary for the team’s vacant special-teams job, the team confirmed.
Singletary last week informed Al Everest that he would not be retained for the 2010 season. Schottenheimer is the third person to interview for the vacant job. He follows Larry Mac Duff, who served from 2003 to ’06 as 49ers special-teams coordinator, and former Bills special-teams guru Bobby April.
The Eagles hired April as special-teams coordinator on Thursday, shortly after firing Ted Daisher to create the opening.
Schottenheimer, 60, the younger brother of well-known former NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer, served as Kansas City Chiefs special teams coach from 1989 to ’94. In 1987 and ’88, he coached Browns special teams.
Schottenheimer was defensive coordinator for the Chiefs (1999-2000), Redskins (2001) and Lions (2002-2003).
Most recently, he coached the secondary for the Green Bay Packers from 2006 to ’08.
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