Chip Kelly has been picked as the 19th coach in the franchise’s history. With 26 seasons of collegiate and NFL coaching experience it was an excellent choice to pick Chip.
“Chip possesses all the qualities we were looking for in our next head coach,” General Manager Trent Baalke said. “He has demonstrated the ability to be innovative everywhere he has coached and has had great success throughout his career. Chip’s passion for the game and vision for the future of this team clearly stood out to us during the search process. He is an extremely driven individual that I look forward to working with.”
He has extensive collegiate experience particularly turning the Oregon Ducks into a college powerhouse. The Ducks appeared from 2009 to 2012 for four consecutive seasons in the BCS bowl games. They eventually went on to win the Rose Bowl in 2011 against Wisconsin 45-38.
In 2010 he was named the Associated Press Coach of the Year, as well as, a two-time winner of the Pac-10 Coach of the Year award in 2009 & 2010.
With the three years of being the Eagles head coach he posted 10-wins in two of the three years. In 2013 he led the Eagles to having a 10-6 record and an NFC East division championship.
Jim Tomasula was the head coach of the 49ers 2015 season and was released by the 49ers January 3rd.