John Morton (American football)
John Morton before a 2008 game
|Title||Wide Receivers Coach|
|Team||San Francisco 49ers|
September 24, 1969 |
Auburn Hills, Michigan
|Grand Rapids CC
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Oakland Raiders (OA/TE)
San Diego (WR)
New Orleans Saints (OA)
San Francisco 49ers(WR)
John Morton (b. September 24, 1969) is an American football coach. He is currently the wide receivers coach for the San Francisco 49ers, after having served as wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator in the years before that at USC.
After ending his playing career in 1997, Morton began working for the National Football League's Oakland Raiders, initially in the personnel department. In 2002 he took a coaching position in the organization, as a Senior Offensive Assistant on a team that made it to Super Bowl XXXVII under head coach Bill Callahan. After another year at the position, he was elevated to Tight Ends Coach for the 2004 season under new Raiders head coach Norv Turner. In 2005 he joined Jim Harbaugh's staff at the University of San Diego, a D-IAA college program, where he coached the passing game and wide receivers for a squad that went 11-1-0 and won the Pioneer Football League Championship. The following season he took a position as an offensive assistant with the New Orleans Saints under head coach Sean Payton, who advanced to the 2006 NFC Championship game.
Morton joined USC in 2007, taking up a similar position to the one he held at San Diego. When offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian accepted a head coaching position with Washington, Morton was interviewed by head coach Pete Carroll as a candidate for the position. As expected, Morton eventually got the job.