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Former 49ers coach Mike Singletary lands head coaching job for high school football

Wishing him all the best, despite a pretty terrible tenure in San Francisco!

I like Mike Singletary a lot. I don’t think that’s necessarily an unpopular opinion, but his tenure as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers was such that many people grew to dislike him. I don’t think he was ready to be an NFL head coach, or if he’ll ever be ready for that, but I always liked what he did for certain players and was happy to see him find jobs elsewhere.

After leaving the 49ers, Singletary was a linebackers coach and special assistant to the head coach for the Minnesota Vikings for three seasons, and he was a defensive assistant with the Los Angeles Rams in 2016. But now he’s out of the NFL, but has his return to head coaching for the first time since his stint with the 49ers.

At Trinity Christian-Addison in Texas, where high school football is always a very big deal. Singletary takes over as the new head coach there, according to the Star-Telegram, and will hopefully have a much better time preparing for those kinds of games than he did preparing for NFL games.

I don’t know a whole lot about TCA, but they’ve been to the TAPPS state title game 13 times, most recently in 2012, as reported in the link above. I wish him all the best as he continues his coaching career!