Report: 49ers grant 1-year contract extensions to all assistant coaches

by Mar 19, 1:39 PM

Vic Fangio wasn't the only coach to receive a vote of confidence from the San Francisco 49ers. 

According to Matt Maiocco of, all of the team's assistant coaches have been granted one-year contract extensions. Maiocco notes that head coach Jim Harbaugh worked with general manager Trent Baalke to determine how best to allocate the budget the team had set aside for the assistants.

Harbaugh made a case for Fangio in a recent Sports Illustrated article, telling Michael Rosenberg that the defensive coordinator deserved a raise.

49ers management apparently listened, because they reportedly made Fangio one of the league's highest-paid defensive coordinators. Fangio's contract now runs through 2015, which is when Harbaugh's deal is set to expire.

There's been much talk about the possibility of Harbaugh receiving an extension of his own this offseason, but it doesn't sound as though he'll be upset if he doesn't receive one (the man spends a mere $8 on khaki pants, after all).

"I have never been a guy that wants to get extensions," Harbaugh told Rosenberg. "If the guy at the top is getting extensions every year or two, it sends everybody else to the water cooler. The reason is, in any kind of budget, you have so much money for coaches. At some point it comes down to a pool of money for the coaches. When I started out, I was making $5 million. You run back for an extension, it shrinks the pool."

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Mar 18, 9:30 PM

49ers sign DC Vic Fangio to contract extension through 2015

by Mar 18, 9:30 PM

Vic Fangio will be sticking around San Francisco a little longer as the 49ers have signed their defensive coordinator to a contract extension through 2015, per a report from the Sacramento Bee. It's both an extension and a raise for Fangio, and it keeps him in the fold until head coach Jim Harbaugh's deal is set to expire as well.

Fangio was Harbaugh's defensive coordinator when the two were at Stanford in 2010 and came with him when he took over the 49ers. Under Fangio San Francisco's defense went from 13th in 2010 to fourth in 2011 and was ranked third and fifth in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Fangio was considered a candidate for a number of head coaching positions during the offseason and Harbaugh openly lobbied for him to receive a better contract earlier this month.

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