Professional Sports, Coaching
Quarterbacks Coach, San Francisco 49ers
Geep Chryst became the quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers in January 2011. His preparation for the job comes from over 20 years of coaching experience, including over 18 years and five different teams in the NFL. Geep has specialized in coaching offense – from wide receivers to tight ends to quarterbacks. He worked for the Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers, and Carolina Panthers before joining the 49ers.
Among the earlier highlights of Geep’s career is his implementation of the no-huddle offense in San Diego in 1999, which led to quarterback (and current 49er head coach) Jim Harbaugh enjoying the second-highest passing output (2,761 passing yards) of his 15-year career. Geep began his coaching career at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Wyoming. Over the years he has actively sought opportunities to expand his knowledge of the game and of professional coaching practices; this has often meant moving to a new team and a new town. Geep played football (three-year starter at linebacker) and baseball (two years) at Princeton University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton and a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin.