San Francisco 49ers

49ers fire Jim Tomsula hours after overtime win

Two hours after Jim Tomsula and the 49ers won the final game of the season, the 49ers announced he would not be back for another year.

“Jimmy has been a valuable member of the 49ers organization for the last nine years,” CEO Jed York said in a statement. “We all know he is a man of high character, and his contributions on the field and in our community have always been greatly appreciated. This entire organization is proud and grateful to have worked so closely alongside Jimmy. We all wish him and his family great success in the future.”

Tomsula finished the season 5-11. He becomes the fifth head coach in franchise history to be fired after one season with the team and the first since Pete McCulley was fired during the 1978 season.

York will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

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