Ex-49ers coach Mike Singletary resigns high school job after one win in two years

Mike Singletary was a Hall of Famer on the football field, but duplicating that success while standing on the sideline has been difficult for the former 49ers head coach.

The 61-year-old’s latest coaching struggles ended with him resigning as a high school head coach in Texas after leading Trinity Christian-Addison to a 1-21 record over two seasons.

The Dallas Morning News reported Singletary tendered his resignation in December to focus on motivational speaking and consulting opportunities. Unfortunately for Singletary, he wasn’t able to coax much success out of his private school team at Trinity Christian — the Trojans went 0-11 last year after a 1-10 finish in 2018.

The Houston native also doubled as a head coach last season for the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football, with the Express going 2-6 in what turned out to be the league’s only season.

Comparatively speaking, Singletary’s time in San Francisco now doesn’t seem so bad — aside from a rant or two. He coached the 49ers for 2 1/2 seasons, leading them to an 18-22 record from 2008-10.

However, Singletary’s time with the 49ers will mostly be remembered for him banishing tight end Vernon Davis to the locker room after an egregious penalty. Oh, and for Singletary dropping his pants in front of the 49ers during a bombastic halftime speech.

Singletary’s last coaching stint in the NFL came in 2016 with the Rams when he was a defensive assistant for 4-12 Los Angeles.

The former linebacker enjoyed an immensely successful NFL career with the Chicago Bears from 1981-92. The 10-time Pro Bowler and two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.

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Author: Jon Becker