Now that Jim Harbaugh has assembled his first NFL coaching staff for the 2011 season, 49ers.com will profile his coaches in a series of “Coach ‘Em Up” videos and stories to be posted throughout the offseason.
In sitting down with the coaches, we learned plenty about their coaching history, personal highlights as well as insight on their personalities away from the game. We’ve already interviewed a quarter of the coaching staff and have plenty to learn on the remainder of the coaches.
As you can see by this clip, the staff is unified by its passion and undying love for the game of football. It’s a common thread throughout the group, who we’ve come to find out, has crossed paths several times in the professional and collegiate ranks.
Here’s a glimpse of the interesting notes you’ll learn about the staff:
Tight ends coach Reggie Davis, a former NFL tight end, enjoys playing the bass guitar whenever he’s not breaking down film or being a father to five children.
Special teams coordinator Brad Seely won three Super Bowl championships with the New England Patriots and is not satisfied with his previous accomplishments. “As a coach you’re always looking forward. What are we doing today? What are we doing tomorrow to get one of those rings?”
Secondary coach Ed Donatell won two Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos, coaching in the same capacity as he will be with the 49ers. The veteran coach has coordinator experience and has worked with some of the game’s all-time greats including 49ers Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott when they were with the New York Jets.
But for more on the coaching staff, you’ll have to tune in the first “Coach ‘em Up” segment with quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst. It airs this Thursday (May, 26) on 49ers.com.
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