49ers QB coach departs for college offensive coordinator job


The 49ers are losing another offensive coach. Per NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero 49ers quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello is leaving San Francisco to take the offensive coordinator job with the University of Kentucky under head coach Mark Stoops.

Scangarello rejoined the 49ers as their QB coach this season after departing in 2019 for the Broncos offensive coordinator job. He held that same position with San Francisco in 2017 and 2018 as well. He was he Broncos OC for one year, then spent a season with the Eagles as a senior offensive assistant.

His replacement will be one of the key hires or promotions for head coach Kyle Shanahan this offseason because finding someone to work with Trey Lance and help aid his development will be crucial to ensuring the club is maximizing the No. 3 overall pick in his first full season as a starter.

Scangarello joins Mike McDaniel, Jon Embree, James Bettcher and Wes Welker as coaches who’ve left the 49ers’ staff this offseason.

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