Niners name Kurt Schottenheimer ST coordinator


The San Francisco 49ers announced that they have named Kurt Schottenheimer special teams coordinator.

“I am very thankful that we were able to add Kurt to our coaching staff,” said head coach Mike Singletary. “He brings with him invaluable experience from more than 30 years of service in the NFL and college coaching ranks. Kurt has a diverse background and a tremendous knowledge of personnel, both of which will serve the 49ers well in producing a top-notch special teams unit.”

Schottenheimer, 60, brings over 30 years of coaching experience to the 49ers, including 22 seasons in the NFL. He spent his first eight seasons in the league as a special teams coach, holding that position first with the Cleveland Browns (1987-88) and then with the Kansas City Chiefs (1989-94). Schottenheimer’s units regularly ranked among the league’s top 10 annually in various major special teams statistical categories. Following his productive run leading the Chiefs special teams, he went on to coach Kansas City’s defensive backs (1995-98), before being promoted to defensive coordinator (1999-2000).


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