Harbaugh gets wish, Fangio receives pay raise

Harbaugh gets wish, Fangio receives pay raise
March 19, 2014, 5:45 am
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The 49ers have finished in the top five in yards allowed and points allowed in each of Vic Fangio’s three seasons. (AP)

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Coach Jim Harbaugh’s request was fulfilled, as 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was granted a contract extension and pay raise.

The Sacramento Bee first reported the news. No contract terms were reported. Assistant coaches typically work on two-year contracts with deals that are extended a year after every season.

One source told CSNBayArea.com all of the assistant coaches received one-year extensions. There was a budget in place for the assistant coaches, and Harbaugh worked with general manager Trent Baalke to determine how to allocate the money.

Harbaugh publicly lobbied 49ers management and ownership to give Fangio a bump in pay in comments to Sports Illustrated on March 3. The topic at the time was Harbaugh’s own job status and security, but Harbaugh turned talk to his defensive coordinator.

"He has not had a raise since he's been here,” Harbaugh said. “Focus on that."

The 49ers have finished in the top five in yards allowed and points allowed in each of Fangio’s three seasons in charge of the team’s defense.

Fangio, 55, spent 11 seasons as defensive coordinator with Carolina, Indianapolis and Houston. After five seasons as a special assistant with Baltimore, Fangio joined Harbaugh’s staff at Stanford in 2010.