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Jim Tomsula
Jim Tomsula 9-24-2017
Tomsula in 2017
Date of birth April 14 1968 (1968-04-14) (age 56)
Place of birth West Homestead, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Washington RedskinsNo.
Position Defensive Lineman / Defensive Line Coach
College Middle Tennessee State
Catawba College
High school Munhall (PA) Steel Valley
Career highlights
Coaching Record / Statistics
Career player statistics (if any)
Team(s) as a player (if any)
Team(s) as a coach/administrator (if any)











Catawba College
(Asst./Strength & Conditioning Coach)
Woodland Hills HS
(Defensive Line Coach)
Charleston Southern
(Defensive Line Coach)
Catawba College
(Defensive Line Coach)
England Monarchs
(Defensive Line Coach)
Scottish Claymores
(Defensive Line Coach)
Berlin Thunder
(Defensive Coordinator)
Rhein Fire
(Head Coach)
San Francisco 49ers
(Defensive Line Coach)
San Francisco 49ers
(Interim Head Coach and Defensive Line Coach)
San Francisco 49ers
(Head Coach)
Washington Redskins
(Defensive Line Coach)

Jim Tomsula (born April 14, 1968 in West Homestead, Pennsylvania) is an American football coach. He was the interim head coach for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League in 2010 before becoming the team's head coach for one season in 2015. Tomsula was also the head coach for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe in 2006, and has had various other coaching positions. Jim is currently the defensive line coach for the NFL's Washington Redskins.

Coaching career[]

Tomsula was previously the defensive line coach for the Scottish Claymores.[1] He was successful in NFL Europe as the head coach of the Rhein Fire. 

Tomsula was hired as the defensive line coach of the San Francisco 49ers on January 16, 2007, where he served under then head coach Mike Singletary.[2] He was named the 49ers' interim head coach on December 27, 2010, following the firing of  head coach Mike Singletary. He won his first (and only) game as 49ers head coach, 38-7 over the Arizona Cardinals. He retained his position as defensive line coach with the hiring of Jim Harbaugh as the team's head coach in 2011, retaining his job until the departue of Harbaugh, who left the organization to accpet the then vacant head coaching position with the Michigan Wolverines, as he was promoted to the team's head coaching position.


Tomsula resides in San Jose with his wife, Julie, their daughters Britney and Brooke, and son James Bear.


  1. "Jim Tomsula fills bag", Scotland on Sunday. Retrieved on 2000-05-20. 
  2. Jim Tomsula bio page. Archived from the original on 2008-03-15. Retrieved on 2008-05-20.

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