Singletary Fired as 49ers Coach

Mike_SingletaryMike Singletary has been fired as coach of the San Francisco 49ers after more than two seasons of leading the franchise.

Team president and CEO Jed York announced Singletary’s firing on Sunday after the 49ers were eliminated from the NFC West playoff race, the eighth-consecutive season without a postseason appearance for the team. San Francisco lost to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday to drop to 5-10. The 49ers needed to beat the Rams and the Arizona Cardinals in Week 17 to advance to their first playoff in years.

Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula will take over the head coaching job when the 49ers close out their season at Candlestick Park on Jan 2. “I want to thank Mike Singletary for the passion and effort that he brought to this organization,” York said in a statement. Singletary, who went 8-8 last season in his first full year in San Francisco, thanked the York family for the chance of leading the 49ers. “I’m thankful to the York family for having given me the opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL,” he said.