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January 7, 2009
Rathman interviews for 49ers' running backs coach position

Raiders assistant coach Tom Rathman interviewed this morning for the 49ers' vacant running backs coaching position. Rathman met with coach Mike Singletary and general manager Scot McCloughan. The 49ers have yet to hold any formal interviews for their offensive coordinator position.

Rathman won two Super Bowls during his eight seasons with the 49ers. He played his final season with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1994.

After retirement, Rathman joined the 49ers as their running backs coach from 1997 to 2002. When former 49ers coach Steve Mariucci took the head coaching job in Detroit in 2003, Rathman became the Lions' running backs coach for three seasons. He was hired for the same position by former Raiders coach Lane Kiffin in 2007.

-- Matthew Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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