SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Chip Kelly is the new head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Thursday.
Kelly, 52, compiled a 26-21 record in three seasons with the Eagles. He won 10 games in each of his first two seasons before going 6-9 in 2015 and being fired with one game remaining.
Kelly will be tasked with pumping up the San Francisco offense and helping the 49ers bounce back from a dismal 5-11 record. The Eagles averaged 26.9 points and 392.8 yards during his tenure.
The job with Philadelphia was Kelly's first as an NFL coach.
Kelly went 46-7 in four seasons as college coach at Oregon from 2009-12, including a loss to Auburn in the national championship game following the 2010 season.