What You Need to Know About 49ers New HC Jim Tomsula

by Dylan Dunkirk | Posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

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It’s seemed like it’s been forever since the San Francisco 49ers decided to part ways with former Head Coach Jim Harbaugh

The wait for a new Head Coach has kept 49er fans everywhere in suspense for what has been, for some, the longest sixteen days. Jim Tomsula, the 49ers Defensive Line Coach from 2007-2014 has been promoted to the Head Coach position.

Tomsula has virtually no Head Coaching experience in the NFL besides his lone game as interim Head Coach for San Francisco back in 2010 after the demise of former coach Mike Singletary. He did win the game however, by a wide margin as well. Other than that — Tomsula has one season of Head Coaching experience in NFL Europe with the Rhein Fire, he finished with a record of 6-4 that season.

Jim was the Defensive Coordinator of the Berlin Thunder during the 04-05 seasons. Besides those positions Tumsula has been the Defensive Line Coach of the England Monarchs, which lasted just for the 1998 season, the Scottish Claymores from 1999-2003, and as said before, the 49ers from 2007-2014.

That’s over ten years of experience coaching Defensive Line — so one thing you should expect from this 49ers team is to be dominant on both sides of the line. Having a good line is a huge key to having a great football team; it doesn’t matter if your talking about Offense or Defense; it doesn’t matter what style of Offense or Defense you run, if you can’t control the line — you will not have a successful football team.

With Tomsula as the new Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio is likely to leave the team to pursue his own Head Coach position. Which means possibly both the Offensive and Defensive Coodinator positions will be open.

A few names to look out for on the offensive side would be Marc Trestman, who was the Head Coach of the Chicago Bears this season; and  Josh McDaniels, the New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator.

McDaniel’s won’t be available for any interviews until New England’s season ends.

Jason Tarver is the name floating around that may step in and replace Fangio if he desires to leave.

Tomsula is very well respected and liked by both the players and the front office of the 49ers. As of rightnow this is a good move for San Francisco, this is a guy that has the respect of the locker room — something many people feel Jim Harbaugh had lost in 2014. Expect great things from Jim Tomsula and Co. this season.


Dylan Dunkirk is the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Lakers Analyst at ProSportsExtra.com you can follow Dylan on Twitter @DylanDunkirkPSE

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