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Date of birth:
(1968-04-14) April 14, 1968 (age 47)

Place of birth:
Homestead, Pennsylvania

High school:
Munhall (PA) Steel Valley

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Jim tomsula

James Andrew Tomsula (born April 14, 1968) is an American football coach who is the current defensive line coach for the Washington Redskins. He was formerly the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers for one season in 2015. Tomsula was also the head coach for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe in 2006, and has had various other coaching positions. Tomsula was born and raised in the Pittsburgh suburb of Homestead. Attending Catawba College, he played defensive end from 1987–90, after transferring from Middle Tennessee State University after the 1986 season.


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Catawba College

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Tomsula began his coaching career as a strength and conditioning coach at Catawba in 1989. After serving as an assistant coach at Charleston Southern under Defensive Coordinator Fred Hamilton, who helped Tomsula gain his defensive mind, from 1992 to 1995, he returned to Catawba where he was a member of the coaching staff until 2005.

NFL Europe

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Tomsula was an assistant for several years in NFL Europe. He was the defensive line coach for the England Monarchs in 1998 and for the Scottish Claymores from 1999 to 2003. Then in 2004, he became the defensive coordinator for the Berlin Thunder a position he held for the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Tomsula became the head coach of the Rhein Fire for the 2006 season.

Assistant coach

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The 49ers hired Tomsula to serve as their Defensive Line Coach during the 2007 season and he coached in that role through the 2014 season. During the 2010 season, Tomsula was named interim head coach for the Week 17 game versus the Arizona Cardinals, after head coach Mike Singletary was fired with one game remaining in the season. He won his first game as 49ers head coach, 38–7 over the Arizona Cardinals. Jim Harbaugh retained Tomsula in his previous position as defensive line coach following Harbaugh's hire as the 49ers head coach for the 2011 season. Tomsula would remain as defensive line coach through all four seasons of the Harbaugh era.

Head coach

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On January 14, 2015, Tomsula became the 19th head coach in 49ers franchise history, succeeding Jim Harbaugh who had been forced out by 49ers CEO Jed York.

Tomsula employed new coaching practices, which included giving his players breaks to check social media during meetings, shorter, easier practices, and more days off. The result was one of the worst offenses in team history. Scoring only 238 points, the 49ers would struggle to a 5-11 season, with Colin Kaepernick ending the season on injured reserve after being benched. The 49ers would ultimately be eliminated from the postseason in Week 14 of the 2015 regular season.

Tomsula was fired just a few hours after the 49ers season finale against the St. Louis Rams. On January 4, 2016, Jed York confirmed that the 49ers would pay Jim Tomsula $14 million for his one season as head coach.

Washington Redskins

On January 23, 2017, Tomsula was hired as defensive line coach for the Washington Redskins.

NFL head coaching record

*Interim head coach

Coaching tree

NFL head coaches under whom Jim Tomsula has served:

  • Mike Nolan, San Francisco 49ers (2007-2009)
  • Mike Singletary, San Francisco 49ers,(2009-2010)
  • Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers (2011-2014)
  • Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins (2017-Present)
  • Personal life

    Tomsula's grandfather, James J. Tomsula (1916–2012), was a son of immigrants from Hungary and served in the United States Navy during World War II. He is a devout Roman Catholic, but does not push his views on others, stating that "God takes care of everything...I don't give anyone religion lessons."

    Tomsula resides in San Jose, California, with his wife, Julie, their daughters, Britney and Brooke, and son James Bear.


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