Kyle Shanahan Biography
Kyle Shanahan is a famous American football coach currently coach of the National Football League (NFL) San Francisco 49ers after Chip Kelly. Kyle spent his teenage years in California.
Ever since he was a kid, he was an avid football player, mostly owing to his father being a football coach. After graduating from high school, Kyle was given a scholarship at Duke University but he opted for the University of Texas instead. He performed incredibly well. However, despite being an above-average player, he expressed no considerable interest in playing in the National Football League’ opting to go for a coaching career instead.
Kyle Shanahan Age
Kyle Shanahan is aged 42 and was born on December 14, 1979, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Kyle Shanahan Height
Kyle Shanahan has a height of 5 Foot 7 Inches.
Kyle Shanahan Parents
Kyle was born to Mike and Peggy Shanahan
Kyle Shanahan Coaching Career
He began his coaching career at ‘UCLA.’ The team had then just hired Karl Dorrell as the new head coach, who in turn hired Kyle to be his graduate assistant.
Gary Kubiak hired Kyle Shanahan in 2006 as wide receivers coach for the Houston Texans. During that, Kyle Shanahan was the youngest position coach in the National Football League.
In 2010, after leaving the Houston Texans, Kyle joined his father Mike Shanahan at Washington Redskins. Unfortunately for Kyle, he was fined $25,000 for insulting the replacement officials and confronting one after a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Eventually, Kyle and his father, Mike got fired from the team in 2012.
Kyle Shanahan was rumoured to have joined the Brown in 2014 as offensive coordinator. He brought his work to an end on January 8, 2015, due to friction with head coach Mike Pettine.
He joined the Atlanta Falcons on January 18, 2015, as their new offensive coordinator.
San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers officially hired Kyle Shanahan as their next head coach on February 6, 2017, one day after the Super Bowl.
Kyle Shanahan Contract
Kyle Shanahan was rewarded with a new contract from the San Francisco 49ers, tearing up the remaining three years on his original six-year deal and adding on three more to keep him with the team through 2025. He subsequently became one of the top-five highest-paid coaches in the league at that time.