Jerry Azzinaro

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Jerry Azzinaro
San Francisco 49ers
Position: Defensive line coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-07-11) July 11, 1958 (age 61)
Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York
Career information
College: American International College
Career history
As coach:

Jerry Azzinaro is an American football defensive line coach of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at American International College (AIC) and became a graduate assistant for the team in 1982. He was the linebackers and running backs coach for Westfield State in 1985, and he was the head coach for Western New England University in 1986. He was the defensive coordinator for AIC from 1987 to 1991, before becoming the linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator for Massachusetts in 1992. Azzinaro was promoted to defensive coordinator for the Minutemen in 1994, and subsequently moved on to Boston College as the team's defensive line coach in 1995. He was rehired by UMass in 1997 to be their defensive coordinator.

After coaching the defensive line at Maine in 1998, Azzinaro was the defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for Syracuse from 1999 to 2003. He was the defensive coordinator for Duke from 2004 to 2006. He was the defensive line coach for New Hampshire in 2007 and for Marshall in 2008. He coached the Oregon Ducks' defensive line for four years from 2009 to 2012 before Chip Kelly brought him with him to coach the Eagles in 2013. However, in 2016, Azzinaro again followed Chip Kelly, this time to the San Francisco 49ers where Kelly was named head coach, and hired Azzinaro to the same role he had in Philadelphia.

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