Ex-49ers Head Coach Mike Singletary Out at Texas High School After 1-21 Record


Mike Singletary’s career as an NFL head coach was short-lived, and his time as a high school head coach was even shorter.

Singletary decided to step down as the head football coach of Texas high school Trinity Christian-Addison, the school’s athletic director told the Dallas Morning News.

The 61-year-old head coach finished with a 1-21 record over two seasons, including an 0-11 2019 season.

He will be replaced by Steve Hayes, a former coach at Trinity Christian who had taken the program to the playoffs each season from 2003-14, including four championship game appearances.

The Hall of Fame linebacker, who was a three-time Defensive Player of the Year and integral part of the 1985 Chicago Bears, will shift his focus on motivational speaking and consulting enterprises.

While Singletary was coaching at Trinity Christian, he also took a second coaching job simultaneously with the AAF’s Memphis Express in the spring of 2019. He went 2-6 with Johnny Manziel and Christian Hackenberg as his quarterbacks before the league folded.

Singletary spent three seasons as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 2008-10, taking over for Mike Nolan in Week 8 of the 2008 season and finishing 5-4. He went 8-8 the following season before dropping to 5-10 in 2010 and was fired after Week 16.

He has not been giving another head coaching opportunity in the NFL, but has spent time as a linebackers coach with the Minnesota Vikings from 2011-13 and was a defensive assistant with the Los Angeles Rams in 2016.

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