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49ers Hire Vic Fangio to Run the Teams Defense


The Niners have a new defensive coordinator, as Matt Maiocco of CSNBayarea.com reports coach Jim Harbaugh hired Vic Fangio Friday as the guy to run the Niners D for at least the 2011 season.

Vic Fangio, 52, who served as an NFL defensive coordinator for 11 seasons with three different teams, has agreed to be the 49ers’ defensive coordinator. Fangio was Harbaugh’s defensive coordinator at Stanford and was instrumental in the Cardinal’s 12-1 record and Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech.

Here’s the rundown of the coaching career of Fangio:

1979-81 Dunmore H.S. Linebackers/Defensive Coordinator
1982 Milford Academy Defensive Coordinator
1983 North Carolina Graduate Assistant
1984-85 Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars Defensive Assistant
1986-94 New Orleans Saint Linebackers
1995-98 Carolina Panthers Defensive Coordinator
1999-01 Indianapolis Colts Defensive Coordinator
2002-05 Houston Texans Defensive Coordinator
2006-08 Baltimore Ravens Special Assistant to Head Coach
2009 Baltimore Raves Special Assistant to Head Coach/Linebackers

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