Pat Flaherty (American football)

Pat Flaherty
San Francisco 49ers
Position: Offensive line coach
Personal information
Place of birth: Clarksburg, WV
Career information
High school: McSherrystown (PA) Delone Catholic
College: East Stroudsburg University
Career history
As coach:

Pat Flaherty is an American football coach. He is currently the Offensive line coach for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League.

Playing career

Flaherty attended East Stroudsburg University and was a student and a letterman in football. In football, he was the starting center and won All-America honors.



Flaherty began his coaching career at his alma mater, Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown, Pennsylvania from 1978-79. Flaherty moved to the collegiate ranks, coaching the offensive line at his alma mater, East Stroudsburg University, from 1980-81.

He then joined the Penn State coaching staff from 1982-1983 as an assistant under offensive line coach Dick Anderson. There he helped the Nittany Lions win the 1982 National Championship with a Sugar Bowl victory over Georgia. When Anderson left to become head coach at Rutgers prior to the 1984 season, Flaherty joined him on the Scarlet Knights' staff, where he remained through the 1991 season.

Flaherty spent the 1992 season coaching the defensive line at East Carolina. From 1993-98 he was on the staff at Wake Forest, where he coached the offensive line, tight ends and special teams. In 1999, he coached tight ends and special teams and was in charge of recruiting at the University of Iowa.[1]


Flaherty became the tight ends coach of the Washington Redskins under the head coach at the time, Norv Turner, in 2000. However, after just 1 season, Flaherty was relieved of his duties due to Norv Turner being fired midway through the season. In 2004, Flaherty became the offensive line coach of the New York Giants. He was hired to a new staff under new head coach Tom Coughlin, he would remain in this position until 2015 when Tom Coughlin stepped down, thus, a coaching staff overhaul began. On January 22, 2016, Flaherty was hired by new head coach Chip Kelly to become the offensive line coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

Coaching tree

NFL head coaches under whom Pat Flaherty has served:


  1. "Coach: Pat Flaherty". Retrieved 2008-01-28.
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