Mike Solari

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Mike Solari
Current position
Title Assistant offensive line coach
Team Green Bay Packers
Personal information
Date of birth (1955-01-16) January 16, 1955 (age 60)
Alma mater San Diego State University
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1986 Pitt
(Offensive coordinator)
1987–1988 Dallas Cowboys
(Assistant O-line/Special teams)
1989 Phoenix Cardinals
(Offensive line)
1990-1991 Alabama
(Offensive line)
1992-1996 San Francisco 49ers
(Tight ends)
1997-2005 Kansas City Chiefs
(Offensive line)
2006–2007 Kansas City Chiefs
(Offensive coordinator)
2008–2009 Seattle Seahawks
(Offensive line)
2010-2014 San Francisco 49ers
(Offensive line)
2014-Present Green Bay Packers
(Assistant O-line)

Mike Solari (born January 16, 1955) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the assistant offensive line coach for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). Solari has previously worked for four other NFL teams, including a stint as offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs from 2006 to 2007. He played collegiately as an offensive lineman at San Diego State University.

Playing career[edit]

Solari got his start as playing both ways at El Camino Sr. High School in South San Francisco, California (Class of 1973), where he was a standout, particularly on the offensive side of the ball (tackle). His next stop was as an offensive lineman at College of San Mateo. He then moved onto San Diego State, where his teammates included two other JC transfers, future NFL head coaches Herman Edwards and John Fox.

Coaching career[edit]

After SDSU, Solari coached at the high school level for Southern California High Schools, the Mission Bay Pirates in the Pacific Beach sector of San Diego, and as a wrestling and assistant track coach at Orange Glen High School in 1978 - 1979. Next he began his college coaching career at nearby MiraCosta College, a community college in Oceanside. He then went to United States International University (USIU) as an assistant football coach on Tom Walsh's staff.

Solari spent time at Boise State, Cincinnati, Alabama, Kansas and Pitt as assistant football coach.

He was with the Dallas Cowboys as special teams coach.

Solari joined the San Francisco 49ers in 1992 as tight ends coach & assistant O-Line coach. There he won a Super Bowl ring as a member of 1994 49ers coaching staff.

In 1997, he joined the Kansas City Chiefs as their O-line coach. And for many years, tutored some of the best lineman in the NFL. Upon the resignation of Dick Vermeil and the signing of incumbent OC Al Saunders by Washington, Solari was promoted to Offensive Coordinator. Solari was replaced by former Georgia Tech head coach and long-time NFL coach Chan Gailey.

When he joined the Seahawks staff in 2008, he changed its offensive line scheme to more zone blocking.

On January 21, 2010, Solari was named offensive line coach for the San Francisco 49ers.[1]

Solari joined the Packers staff as an offensive line assistant following the 2014 season. [2]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to wife Patti and has three children; Tamara, Stephanie and Michael

References[edit]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Al Saunders
Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinators
2006-07
Succeeded by
Chan Gailey