The Miami Dolphins have decided on their next head coach, as the team announced Sunday that it is hiring former San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel to serve as their new lead man.
McDaniel, a Yale graduate, has quickly risen through the coaching ranks. He spent 2017-20 as the run game coordinator for the 49ers before being promoted to offensive coordinator this past season. San Francisco finished the 2021 season with the seventh-ranked offense in the NFL. McDaniel had a hand in orchestrating the 49ers’ aggressive rushing offense and also helped Deebo Samuel have a career campaign with 1,770 yards from scrimmage and 14 total touchdowns.
McDaniel is also the first minority hire of this coaching cycle, as he is biracial.
The Miami Dolphins have hired 49ers OC Mike McDaniel to replace Brian Flores.
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) February 6, 2022