Kyle Shanahan Biography
Kyle Michael Shanahan is an American football coach who serves as the head coach of San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He helped lead the team to Super Bowl LIV, in his third season with the team.
Kyle Shanahan Age
Kyle is 40 years as of January 2020; he was born on December 14, 1979 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the second-youngest coach in the NFL and one of four NFL head coaches under 41.
Kyle Shanahan Family
Kyle is the son of Mike Shanahan and Peggy Shanahan.
Kyle Shanahan Father – Kyle Shanahan Dad
His father Mike is a former American football coach best known as the head coach of the e Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL) from 1995 to 2008. He led the Broncos to Super Bowl titles in 1997 and ’98, and he also served as offensive coordinator on the 49ers’ Super Bowl-winning team in ’94. Over his 38-year coaching career, he served as head coach of the Raiders (1988-’89), Broncos (1995-2008), and Redskins (2010-’13).
Kyle Shanahan Education
Kyle attended Saratoga High School in Saratoga, California in 1994. He later attended Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colorado. He joined Duke University on a football scholarship, but chose to transfer as redshirt freshman to the University of Texas at Austin.
Kyle Shanahan Wife – Is Kyle Shanahan married
Kyle married his wife Mandy Shanahan in 2005. The couple met in the 1990’s as they attended the same high school, Cherry Creek High in Colorado and dated briefly the summer after Mandy, who was a year behind Shanahan, graduated.
They broke up when they joined different colleges but they remained close friends. They again grew closer when Mandy was in her junior year of college and learned her mother had been diagnosed with Stage 4 gallbladder cancer. Kyle became a source of strength and support to Mandy’s family which in turn impressed her.
Kyle Shanahan Children
Kyle together with his wife have three children together; Stella, Carter and Lexi.
Did Kyle Shanahan Play Football
Kyle played football in college, at the University of Texas, as a wide receiver on a Longhorn Team. During his Longhorn career (2001-’02), he caught 14 passes for 127 yards.
Kyle Shanahan Coach
Kyle began his career in coaching soon after he graduated from Texas in 2003, he became graduate assistant to Karl Dorrell at UCLA.
He later joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as assistant coach for offensive quality control under head coach Jon Gruden.
In 2006 he joined Houston Texans as wide receivers coach.At the time Kyle became the youngest position coach in the NFL. The next season he was promoted to become the Texans quarterback coach. On January 11, 2008 he was promoted to offensive coordinator becoming the youngest coordinator in the NFL.
Kyle Shanahan 49ers
Kyle is the head coach of 49ers, he is the 20th head coach for the team. He replaced Chip Kelly on February 6, 2017, one day after the Super Bowl.
On August 11, 2017 he won his first preseason game 27–17 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He won his first regular-season game on November 12, 2017 against the New York Giants by a score of 31–21. They ended the 2017 season with 34-31 against the Los Angeles Rams, ending the season with a 5-game win streak and winning 6 out of the last 7 games.
During the 2018 season, they managed to win only 4 games. During the 2019 season, 49ers won their first 8 games of the 2019 season, making Shanahan only the third coach, along with Tom Landry and Marvin Lewis to begin 8–0 after an earlier 0–8 season start. The team finished the regular season with a 13-3 record, winning the NFC West division title and securing the #1 seed which gave the team home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Kyle Shanahan Redskins
Kyle joined the Washington Redskins in 2010, joining his father Mike Shanahan. Some people questioned whether his hiring was an example of unearned nepotism due to the Redskins performance during his tenure. In 2012, Shanahan was fined $25,000 for insulting the replacement officials and confronting one after a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. He was fired on December 30, 2013 along with his father and rest of the coaching staff.
Kyle Shanahan Browns
Shanahan was hired by the Cleveland Browns in February 2014 as offensive coordinator. He however resigned on January 8, 2015 after disagreeing with the front office’s mandate that rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel start.
Kyle Shanahan Atlanta Falcons
Kyle was hired by Atlanta Falcons as the offensive coordinator on January 18, 2015. After going 8–8 in 2015, the Falcons’ offense under Shanahan was the highest-scoring offense in the league in 2016 and earned an 11–5 record, a division title, and a Super Bowl LI berth against the New England Patriots.
Kyle was named as the NFL Assistant Coach of the Year for the 2016 season. During Super Bowl LI, the Falcons held a 28–3 lead over the Patriots, in part thanks to Shanahan’s play-calling and the Falcons’ execution of those plays. However, Shanahan was criticized for being too aggressive by not using a ball-control running attack late in the game which resulted in the Falcons losing by a score of 34–28 in overtime.
Kyle Shanahan Super Bowl
Kyle helped lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl LIV after they defeated the Minnesota Vikings 27–10 in the Divisional round and advanced to the NFC Championship game, where they beat the Green Bay Packers 37–20.
Kyle Shanahan Salary
Kyle signed a six-year, $21-million contract with the 49ers in 2017, giving him an average annual salary of $3.5 million.
Kyle Shanahan Net Worth
Kyle has an estimated net worth of $4 million.