Greg Roman named Offensive Coordinator
Jim Harbaugh has found his OC. The Mercury News is reporting that Greg Roman will be the new offensive coordinator for the 49ers. Here is more on Roman.
1995 Carolina Panthers Defensive Quality Control/Strength & Conditioning Assistant
1996 Carolina Panthers Defensive Assistant
1997-98 Carolina Panthers Offensive Quality Control
1999-00 Carolina Panthers Offensive Assistant
2001 Carolina Panthers Assistant Offensive Line
2002-03 Houston Texans Tight Ends
2004-05 Houston Texans Quarterbacks
2006-07 Baltimore Ravens Assistant Offensive Line
2009 Stanford Tight Ends/Offensive Tackles/Running Game Coordinator
2010 Stanford Associate Head Coach/Assistant Head Coach Offense/Tight Ends/Offensive Tackles
The 2009 season marked Roman’s first year of coaching on the collegiate level following a 13-year stay in the NFL. His impact was felt immediately as the Cardinal’s tight ends and offensive tackles coach, along with running game coordinator.
Stanford’s offensive line was one of the best in the country last season, as it allowed the second fewest sacks in the nation (7) and helped pave the way for the most productive rushing attack in school history that finished 11th in the nation in rushing average (218.3). Roman’s sophisticated blocking schemes and knowledge of the running game was a major factor in the Cardinal amassing a single-season record 2,837 yards on the ground largely on the shoulders of first team All-American and Heisman Trophy runner-up Toby Gerhart.
All five members of the offensive line garnered postseason honors. Senior Chris Marinelli earned first team All-Pac-10 and second team AP All-America honors. Center Chase Beeler was a second team all-conference selection while Andrew Phillips, David DeCastro and Jonathan Martin earned honorable mention marks. DeCastro was also named a freshman All-American by Scout.com, CollegeFootballNews.com and Sporting News, while Martin earned second team freshman All-America honors by CollegeFootballNews.
Stanford’s tight end trio of Jim Dray, Coby Fleener and Konrad Reuland combined to catch 38 passes for 557 yards and four touchdowns. One of the best blocking tight ends in the nation, Dray earned second team all-conference marks under Roman’s tutelage.
Prior to arriving at Stanford for the 2009 season, Roman served as the assistant offensive line coach of the Baltimore Ravens from 2006-07 and also spent four seasons on the coaching staff of the Houston Texans, where he served as the tight ends (2002-03) and quarterbacks coach (2004-05). Roman began his coaching career with the Carolina Panthers, where he served as a defensive and offensive assistant coach from 1995-01.
During his stay in Baltimore, the Ravens captured the 2006 AFC North Division title with a regular season mark of 13-3. As assistant offensive line coach, he helped the Ravens improve to 17th in the NFL in total offense and second in fewest sacks allowed with 17, setting a franchise record. Baltimore also set team records for completion percentage (62.6%), third down conversions (96), fourth-down percentage (72.7%) and fewest turnovers (23). The offensive line also helped quarterback Steve McNair set a team record for pass completion percentage (63.0%) and most passes without an interception (162). In addition, left tackle Jonathan Ogden was voted to his 10th-straight Pro Bowl.
Prior to joining the staff in Baltimore, Roman enjoyed a four-year coaching stint with the Houston Texans, serving as the team’s tight ends (2002-03) and quarterbacks coach (2004-05). As tight ends coach, Roman tutored Billy Miller, who led the Texans with 91 receptions over two seasons. He also guided former 2002 NFL first round draft pick David Carr, who had his best season under Roman in 2004 when he passed for 3,531 yards and earned an 83.1 quarterback rating.
Roman launched his coaching career with the Carolina Panthers in 1995, the team’s inaugural season in the NFL, when he was named the strength and conditioning assistant/defensive quality control coach, while also working with the defensive backs and the linebackers on the defensive side. In 1996, the Panthers set a NFL record for most wins by an expansion team, as Carolina won the NFC West crown and advanced to the NFC Championship game. He moved to the offensive side of the ball as Carolina’s offensive quality control coach for two seasons (1997-98) before assuming the role of offensive assistant for the 1999 and 2000 campaigns. As the team’s offensive assistant, he worked with both the run-and-pass game strategy and implementation, helping the Panthers finish second in NFL in passing offense and fifth in yards per rush. Roman worked as the team’s assistant offensive line coach in his final season with the Panthers in 2001.