Harbaugh names three to coaching staff

New 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh hires makes three hires to his staff: offensive coordinator Greg Roman, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and offensive line coach Tim Drevno.

The San Francisco 49ers made official three new hires to coach Jim Harbaugh's staff Friday, announcing that Greg Roman will be the team's offensive coordinator, Vic Fangio the defensive coordinator and Tim Drevno the offensive line coach.

All three hires had been reported earlier Friday.

In a statement released by the team, Harbaugh said, "I am very excited that these three men are now part of the 49ers coaching staff. They bring a wealth of knowledge and a level of professionalism that I am certain will transfer positively to our team. Vic has 24 NFL seasons under his belt and Greg has 13, so they know firsthand what it takes to win at this level."

Roman, Fangio and Drevno were assisants at Stanford under Harbaugh.

Roman, 38, spent the past two seasons at Stanford and was a member of the coaching staffs for the Carolina Panthers (1995-2001), Houston Texans (2002-03) and Baltimore Ravens (2006-07). He joined the Cardinal in 2009 as the running game coordinator, with position responsibilities of tight ends and offensive tackles. This past season, he kept those responsibilities, but also added the duties of associate coach and assistant head coach of the offense.

Fangio, 52, enters his 25th season coaching in the NFL, including 11 years as a defensive coordinator for three NFL teams -- Carolina (1995-98), Indianapolis (1999-2001) and Houston (2002-05). He was Stanford's defensive coordinator this season.

Drevno, 41, joins the 49ers after 18 seasons coaching in the collegiate ranks. He most recently served as a member of Harbaugh's coaching staff at Stanford over the last four seasons. He's expected to share offensive line duties with Mike Solari, a holdover from coach Mike Singletary's staff.


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