Eric Mangini
Sport(s) American football
Current position
Title Senior Offensive Consultant
Team San Francisco 49ers
Biographical details
Born July 1 1971 (1971-19-01) (age 48)
Place of birth Hartford, Connecticut
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Baltimore Ravens (Offensive assistant)
New York Jets (Defensive assistant)
New England Patriots (DB)
New England Patriots (DC)
New York Jets
Cleveland Browns
San Francisco 49ers (Senior Offensive Consultant)
Career player statistics (if any)'

Eric Mangini (born January 19, 1971) is a senior offensive consultant for the San Francisco 49ers. Mangini previously coached for the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns.

Coaching Career[edit | edit source]

New England Patriots[edit | edit source]

Mangini first caught the attention of Cleveland Browns Head Coach Bill Belichick as a Ball Boy. His work ethic impressed Belicheck, which lead to him eventually giving Mangini a job as an offensive assistant. After spending a year with the Baltimore Ravens, he'd return to Belicheck with the New York Jets as a defensive assistant. When Belicheck moved to the New England Patriots, he was named Defensive Backs Coach. He won three Super Bowls with the Patriots before being offered jobs as Defensive Coordinator for teams such as the Miami Dolphins, the Oakland Raiders and even the Browns. He eventually accepted the Defensive coordinator position with New England in 2005.

New York Jets[edit | edit source]

A year after becoming Defensive Coordinator for the Patriots, he was offered the job of Head Coach of the New York Jets. When he was hired, he was the youngest Head Coach in the league. In his first season, he lead the Jets to a 10-6 record. He took them to the playoffs, where they'd lose to his old team - the Patriots in a wild card game. In 2007 the team fell to 4-12 once again, and Mangini's job was in jeopardy. Mangini in that same year had accused Belicheck of what would become known as the Spygate Scandal. But it was a late season collapse after an 8-3 start that would lead Mangini to be fired from the Jets.

Cleveland Browns[edit | edit source]

In 2009, Mangini would return to the team where he once was a ball boy, but as Head Coach. In his first year, he lead the Browns to a 5-11 record. Despite criticism, new Browns General Manager Mike Holmgren decided to keep Mangini on for another year. After finishing his second season at 5-11 once again, Holmgren decided to fire Mangini.

San Francisco 49ers[edit | edit source]

On June 1, 2013 Mangini was hired by the San Francisco 49ers to be a senior offensive consultant.

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