Gamble promoted to 49ers' personnel director

Gamble promoted to 49ers' personnel director
February 4, 2011, 8:43 pm
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Feb. 4, 2011MAIOCCO ARCHIVE49ERS PAGE 49ERS VIDEOMatt MaioccoCSNBayArea.comIn a move anticipated for nearly a month, the 49ers on Friday announced Tom Gamble's promotion to director of player personnel."We are very fortunate to have a guy with the wide range of experience that Tom possesses," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement."He's worked with some of the best in the business throughout his career, and has been around football his entire life. As good as he is at what he does professionally, he's an even better person and a great fit for the 49ers."Comcast SportsNet reported last month Gamble would be promoted to Baalke's former position. The 49ers also plan to hire an experienced NFL executive to serve in a senior football advisor role.Gamble will oversee the 49ers' college and pro personnel departments. He served as 49ers director of pro personnel since 2005. Gamble monitored every NFL roster with an emphasis on scouting talent of upcoming pro free agents, while also maintaining continuous depth of personnel on the 49ers roster.Gamble has a lead role as the 49ers currently prepare for free agency. If the players and owners settle on a new collective bargaining agreement, free agency could begin March 4. The 49ers are planning as if free agency will begin on time, coach Jim Harbaugh said.
After the departure of general manager Scot McCloughan last March, Gamble took on additional responsibilities in college scouting before the draft.
Gamble has worked in the 23 seasons, helping build nine playoff teams with the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles. His father, Harry, served as Eagles general manager and president. Earlier today, the 49ers announced the hirings of tight ends coach Reggie Davis and Peter Hansen as defensive assistantquality control coach. Harbaugh's staff is nearly complete. He said he plans to hire another defensive backs coach to work alongside Ed Donatell.49ers coaching staff
Head coach: Jim Harbaugh (Stanford),
Offensive coordinator: Greg Roman (Stanford).
Defensive coordinator: Vic Fangio (Stanford).
Quarterbacks: Geep Chryst (Panthers).
Running backs: Tom Rathman (49ers)
Wide receivers: John Morton (USC).
Tight ends: Reggie Davis (Oregon State).
Offensive line: Mike Solari (49ers).
Offensive line: Tim Drevno (Stanford).
Offensive assistant: Bobby Engram (first job).
Defensive line: Jim Tomsula (49ers).
Linebackers: Jim Leavitt (South Florida, 2009).
Secondary: Ed Donatell (Broncos).
Defensive assistantquality control: Peter Hansen (Stanford).
Special teams coordinatorassistant head coach: Brad Seely (Browns).
Head strength and conditioning: Mark Uyeyama (49ers).
Assistant strength and conditioning: Kevin Tolbert (Stanford).
Quality control: Ejiro Evero (Redlands)
Special assistant to head coach: Bill Nayes (49ers).