Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Report: 49ers will hire Jim Tomsula as head coach

Jim Tomsula is poised to become the next head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the two sides are still ironing out details, but Tomsula is expected to be the 49ers’ next head coach.

Tomsula has actually been head coach of the 49ers before, for one game: The 49ers fired Mike Singletary with one game remaining in the 2010 season, and Tomsula was named interim head coach for the final game of the season. (The 49ers won that game, 38-7.)

The 49ers are the only NFL team Tomsula has worked for: He became their defensive line coach in 2007 and has had that job ever since, first under Singletary and then under Jim Harbaugh. Before coaching for the 49ers all of his coaching experience was in NFL Europe, where he rose from a defensive line coach to the head coach of the Rhein Fire in 2006.

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