Although he has yet to fill the vacancy at offensive coordinator, 49ers head coach Mike Singeltary added a former teammate and a nephew to his coaching staff. According to the “San Francisco Chronicle,” Singletary appointed Al Harris to the newly-created position of “pass-rush specialist” coach. Harris was Singletary’s teammate on the Chicago Bears. He played 149 games in his NFL career, spending a total of eight seasons in Chicago. This will be Harris’ first coaching job. Meanwhile, Vantz Singletary, Mike’s nephew, has been hired as inside linebackers coach.
Vantz, a college assistant coach the past 17 years, takes over the 49ers position previously held by his uncle. He has spent time with the University of Buffalo, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Hawaii, Southern and Trinity. As for the offensive coordinator position, Singletary reportedly interviewed Denver’s Rick Dennison. Dennison has spent his entire 14-year coaching career with the Broncos, with the past three coming as Denver’s offensive coordinator.