Niners hire Michael as assistant coach on offense

The San Francisco 49ers hired Jason Michael as an offensive assistant coach, the team announced Friday.

Terms of the contract weren't disclosed.

Michael brings both NFL and collegiate coaching experience to San Francisco. He most recently served as the tight ends coach at the University of Tennessee during the 2008 season after spending the previous two years as a member of the New York Jets' coaching staff. During his first year with the Jets in 2006, Michael served as the team's quality-control coach, which included working with the quarterbacks alongside offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. The following season, Michael was assigned to be assistant tight ends coach.

Before joining the Jets, Michael served as an offensive quality-control coach and video assistant for the Oakland Raiders in 2005.

Michael broke into the coaching ranks at the University of Tennessee, where he spent the 2004 season as the primary graduate assistant for defense and special teams. He first arrived at the school as an assistant for both the strength and conditioning and video staffs in 2003.

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