San Francisco 49ers fire coach Jim Tomsula

By Gregg Rosenthal

Around The NFL Editor

The 49ers learned in 2015 that life without Jim Harbaugh wasn’t so easy. They started 2016 by changing head coaches again.

San Francisco announced Sunday night that Jim Tomsula was fired after only one season at the helm of the team. The 49erswon 19-16 in overtime against the Rams on Sunday to finish 5-11.

Tomsula, a longtime defensive line coach, wasn’t a conventional choice for the head coaching job after Harbaugh left last season. But he’s essentially getting fired for the failures of 49ersmanagement over the last few years. Owner Jed York did not mention the fate of general manager Trent Baalke in his statement.

“Jimmy has been a valuable member of the 49ers organization for the last nine years,” said York. “We all know he is a man of high character, and his contributions on the field and in our community have always been greatly appreciated. This entire organization is proud and grateful to have worked so closely alongside Jimmy. We all wish him and his family great success in the future.”

The news of Tomsula’s firing did not go unnoticed by Harbaugh