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Vic Fangio

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Fangio in 2009 as Baltimore Ravens linebackers coach.
Chicago Bears
Position: Defensive coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-08-22) August 22, 1958 (age 57)
Place of birth: Dunmore, Pennsylvania
Career information
High school: Dunmore (PA)
College: East Stroudsburg
Career history
As coach:

Victor John "Vic" Fangio (born August 22, 1958) is an American football coach who is currently the defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears. Prior to the Bears, Fangio was defensive coordinator for San Francisco 49ers, the Stanford Cardinal, linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens and defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, and Carolina Panthers.[1]

Coaching career

From 1979 to 1981 he was the Linebackers and defensive coordinator at Dunmore High School. In 1982 he was the defensive coordinator at Milford Academy and in 1984 he became the Baltimore Stars defensive assistant coach. From 1986 to 1994 he joined the NFL as the New Orleans Saints' linebackers coach, where he oversaw the Dome Patrol era of outstanding linebacker play. He then went on to become the defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers (1995–98), Indianapolis Colts (1999-01), and the Houston Texans (2002–05). In 2006 he was hired to become special assistant to head coach of the Baltimore Ravens. In 2010 he was the defensive coordinator for the Stanford Cardinal and in 2011 he followed Jim Harbaugh to the San Francisco 49ers when he was hired as the head coach.[1] Along with Harbaugh, he was credited with turning around the 49ers defense, producing a league-high 35 turnovers in 2011.

Fangio was released from his contract by the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, January 15, 2015. On January 19, he agreed in principle to become the defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Bio: Vic Fangio". Retrieved June 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Vic Fangio new Bears D-coordinator". ESPN. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 

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Carolina Panthers Defensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
John Marshall
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Rusty Tillman
Indianapolis Colts Defensive Coordinator
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Ron Meeks
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Houston Texans Defensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Richard Smith
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Greg Manusky
San Francisco 49ers Defensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Eric Mangini
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Mel Tucker
Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator
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