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- What does Kyle Shanahan do for a living?
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- What are Kyle Shanahan’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Kyle Shanahan married or does he have a girlfriend?
- Does Kyle Shanahan have any children?
- Where is Kyle Shanahan now?
- How tall is Kyle Shanahan?
- How much money does Kyle Shanahan earn?
- What is Kyle Shanahan’s net worth?
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Who is Kyle Shanahan?
Kyle Michael Shanahan is a famous American professional football coach. He is currently the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). Previously, he worked as the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, and Houston Texans.
While serving at the Falcons in 2016, Kyle coordinated an offense that led the league in points scored and assisted the team to proceed to Super Bowl LI. He was hired as the head coach by the 49ers in 2017 and led them to an appearance in Super Bowl LIV.
Kyle is the son of former Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan. Following his leading the 49ers to Super Bowl LI in 2020, Mike and Kyle became the first father and son head coaching duo to reach the Super Bowl.
How old is Kyle Shanahan?
Kyle Michael Shanahan was born on December 14, 1979, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., and is aged 42 as of 2021. He shares his birthday with celebrities including Everleigh Smith-Soutas, Benji Krol, LazarBeam, Mason Disick, Vanessa Hudgens, Jimmy Doolittle, Michael Owen, Tori Kelly, Tony Nathan, among others.
Kyle Shanahan Family
Who are Kyle Shanahan’s parents?
Kyle Michael Shanahan was born to Mike Shanahan and his wife Peggy Shanahan. Mike worked as a coach at the University of Minnesota, an offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, and; later head coach of the Denver Broncos. His mother’s life is very private and kept away from the media.
Does Kyle Shanahan have siblings?
Shanahan was born to his parents in a family of two children, one son, and one daughter. He has one sibling, sister namely Krystal Shanahan.
Kyle Shanahan Education
In 1994, Shanahan studied at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, California. He then joined Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Kyle had taken up a scholarship offer from Carl Franks of Duke University, however, he opted to transfer as a redshirt freshman to the University of Texas at Austin.
Kyle Shanahan Interest
Shanahan’s love for football began as a toddler as his father was a football coach from when Kyle was a child. He played college football for Duke University before transferring as a redshirt freshman to the University of Texas. Here he played wide receiver on a Longhorn team under coach Major Applewhite. He played alongside future NFL players Bo Scaife, Roy Williams, Cedric Benson, Chris Simms, Quentin Jammer, and Mike Williams. He caught 14 passes for 127 yards in his college career for the University of Texas at Austin.
Kyle Shanahan Wife
On July 5, 2005, Shanahan married his high school sweetheart Amanda ”Mandy” O’Donnell, in a Roman Catholic ceremony. The couple is happily married to date with three children together. The family lives in Santa Clara, California, and spends most of their time in Del Mar, California.
Kyle Shanahan Children
Shanahan and the love of his life Mandy have three children together. Their children are one son Carter Shanahan, and two daughters, Stella Shanahan and Lexi Louse Shanahan.
Kyle Shanahan Height
Former football player for the University of Texas and current 49ers’ head coach, Shanahan has a well-built, muscular and athletic body. This adds up to an outstanding height of 6 ft 2 in (1.87 m) and a weight of 81 kg (178 lbs).
Kyle Shanahan Net Worth
American professional football coach, Kyle has been an offensive coordinator for several teams and is now the San Francisco 49ers’ head coach. He got his first head coach job at 49ers in 2017 and has built his reputation as a head coach. Shanahan currently earns an annual salary of 3.5 million and has gathered an accumulative net worth of approximately $4 million as of 2021.
Kyle Shanahan Coaching career
Following his graduation from Texas in 2003, Kyle became a graduate assistant to Karl Dorrell at UCLA.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Shanahan was hired under head coach Jon Gruden with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as assistant for offensive quality control. Jon also served the same role with the San Francisco 49ers in 1990, at almost the same age as Shanahan had in 2004.
Kyle was hired by Gary Kubiak of the Houston Texans in 2006 to work as wide receivers coach. Gary had previously worked as offensive coordinator under Mike Shanahan with the Broncos. By that time Kyle was the youngest position coach in the NFL, and after a season, he was promoted to quarterback coach. Kyle had been offered an offensive coordinator position at the University of Minnesota in 2007, where former Broncos assistant Tim Brewster had just become the head coach. However, Shanahan refused the position, because of his decision to be an NFL coach.
Kyle was later taken as a frontrunner for the vacant offensive coordinator position following Mike Sherman’s departure. He left the Texans to take over as the head coach at Texas A&M University. Kyle was later officially promoted on January 11, 2008, becoming the youngest coordinator in the NFL, being more than three years younger than Josh McDaniels of the New England Patriots.
Kyle departed from the Texans in 2010, to join his father, Mike Shanahan, with the Washington Redskins. The Redskins’ performance in his time led some to ask whether his hiring was an example of unearned nepotism. He was fined $25,000 in 2012, for insulting the replacement officials and confronting one following a loss to the Bengals. Shanahan, together with his father and the rest of the coaching staff, was fired on December 30, 2013, from the Washington Redskins.
Media outlets reported on February 1, 2014, that Kyle was hired by the Cleveland Browns as offensive coordinator. He later resigned from his offensive coordinator position on January 8, 2015, because of friction with head coach Mike Pettine and possibly how the front office was run.
Shanahan was hired by the Atlanta Falcons on January 18, 2015, to be their new offensive coordinator. Following their 8-8 in 2015, the team’s offense under Kyle was the highest-scoring offense in the league in 2016. They attained an 11-5 record, a division title, and a Super Bowl LI berth against New England Patriots. He was then named the NFL Assistant Coach of the Year for the 2016 season.
Thanks to his play-calling and the team’s execution of those plays, the Falcons got a 28-3 lead against the Patriots in Super Bowl LI. However, Shanahan was criticized for his aggressiveness by not using a ball-control running attack late in the game, which led to their loss by 34-28 in overtime.
San Francisco 49ers
Kyle was hired as the next official head coach of the San Francisco 49ers on February 6, 2017, one day after the Super Bowl.
Kyle won his first preseason game on August 11, 2017, against the Kansas City Chiefs, by 27-17, but began their season 0-9. He then won his first regular-season game by 32-21, against the New York Giants. After three weeks he guided the team against the Chicago Bears by a 15-14 win, marking the first start for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo as a 49er. On the final day of the 2017 NFL regular season, on December 31, 2017, they beat the Los Angeles Rams 34-13. The 49ers concluded the season on a five-game victory streak, winning six out of the last seven games.
In 2018, the 49ers were able to win only four games. They were affected by an early season-ending torn ACL to starting quarterback Garoppolo. His injury was instantly seen as ruining the 49ers’ hopes for the season, although Kyle was optimistic in outlooking on Garoppolo’s replacement, C. J. Beathard.
In the 2019 season, San Francisco 49ers won their first eight games, making Kyle only the third coach, together with Marvin Lewis and Tom Landry to start 8-0 after an earlier 0-8 season start. They finished the regular season with a record of 13-3, winning the NFC West division title. They were also able to secure the No. 1 seed which gave them a home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
In the Divisional Round, the 49ers beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-10. They advanced to the NFC Championship Game, beating the Green Bay Packers 37-20. Then they advanced to Super Bowl LIV and lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 31-20.
Shanahan was signed to a contract extension by the 49ers on June 15, 2020. However, he was then fined $100,000 by the NFL for not wearing a face mask properly, as it is required for coaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. This happened during a Week 2 game on September 21, 2020, in the 2020 NFL season. The team then suffered multiple injuries to the main starters throughout the season and missed out on the playoffs, completing the season with a record of 6-10.
On July 1, 2021, Shanahan was fined $50,000 by the NFL, because of violating practice rules during organized team activities.