Harbaugh wishes Drevno 'continued success'

Harbaugh wishes Drevno 'continued success'
December 31, 2013, 11:15 am
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Tim has been a trusted agent, outstanding football coach and known friend every step of the way.
Jim Harbaugh on offensive line coach Tim Drevno

Offensive line coach Tim Drevno, who has been with coach Jim Harbaugh every step of his head-coaching career, will leave the 49ers after the season.

Drevno, 44, has accepted a position as offensive line coach and running game coordinator at USC. Drevno shares the 49ers’ offensive line coaching duties with Mike Solari.

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“It is with great emotion, pride and excitement that we wish Tim Drevno continued success in his professional journey at The University of Southern California,” Harbaugh said Tuesday in a statement.

“Coach Drevno and I have partnered for the last decade at The University of San Diego, Stanford University and the San Francisco 49ers. Tim has been a trusted agent, outstanding football coach and known friend every step of the way.”

Harbaugh retained Drevno on his first staff at the University of San Diego in 2004. Drevno moved on to Stanford with Harbaugh in 2007 as tight ends coach. He became the Cardinal’s offensive line coach in 2007 and ’08 before moving on with Harbaugh to the 49ers in 2011.

“Sarah (Harbaugh’s wife) and I have shared immense personal joy through our friendship with Tim, Shannon (Drevno’s wife) and family,” Harbaugh said. “We wish them happiness in their new venture and I am confident the entire Drevno family will attack this endeavor with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.”

Drevno becomes the first position coach or coordinator to leave the 49ers in Harbaugh’s time with the organization.