LSU WR coach Adam Henry leaves for 49ers

LSU wide receivers coach Adam Henry has left to take the same position with the San Francisco 49ers, the school announced Sunday

LSU wide receivers coach Adam Henry will return to the NFL, the school announced Sunday.

Henry has accepted the same position with the San Francisco 49ers. He served as the LSU WR coach since 2012 after coming from the Oakland Raiders, where he was a quality control assistant then tight ends coach from 2008-11.

Henry joins the staff of new San Francisco coach Jim Tomsula, who was promoted last month to replace Jim Harbaugh.

Under Henry, LSU had a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in the 2013 season with Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry. The Tigers have also loaded up with receivers in each of the last two classes, largely thanks to Henry's recruiting prowess.

This move will make Henry's fourth stop in his coaching career. A Beaumont, Texas, native, Henry spent 10 years at his alma mater McNeese State, mostly as WR coach but was bumped to offensive coordinator in 2006. He left McNeese State for the NFL in 2007, where he spent six seasons in Oakland before coming to LSU.

LSU will now begin its search for a third new assistant to join the staff this offseason. The Tigers previously hired Kevin Steele and Ed Orgeron as defensive coordinator and defensive line coach, respectively. Henry's replacement will be the fifth new assistant for Les Miles in the last two seasons.


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