Former CSM player Mike Solari will return to the San Francisco 49ers, who have announced his appointment as offensive line coach.

Solari won a Super Bowl ring with the 49ers in 1994 as an assistant coach.  From 1992-96 he  held positions coaching tight ends and assisting with offensive line duties.

Solari, 55, holds one of 16 Super Bowl rings earned by former CSM players and coaches: Bill Walsh, John Madden, Dick Vermeil, Neal Dahlen, Steve Shafer, and Bill Ring.

(See chart below.)

7 former College of San Mateo players / coaches with 16 Super Bowl rings:

Bill Walsh, CSM player

San Francisco 49ers head coach (3: 1982, 1985, 1989)

Stanford head coach

John Madden, CSM player

Oakland Raiders head coach (1: 1977)

Allan Hancock College head coach

Neal Dahlen, CSM player (MVP) and assistant coach

San Francisco 49ers player personnel (5: 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1995)

Denver Broncos general manager (2)

Dick Vermeil, CSM assistant coach

Napa JC head coach


Philadelphia Eagles

St. Louis Rams (1, 1999)

Kansas City Chiefs

Steve Shafer, CSM assistant coach and head coach

College of the Sequoias player

Baltimore Ravens assistant head coach (1, 2001)

Bill Ring, CSM player

San Francisco 49ers player (2, 1982 & 1985) 1981-86

Mike Solari, CSM player

San Francisco 49ers, assistant coach (1, 1994)

Kansas City Chiefs, line coach / offensive coordinator

– Total rings: 16  (number and years noted in parentheses above)

Just a few additional CSM  notables in the coaching profession:

Ted Tollner, CSM head coach

Head coach USC and San Diego State

Offensive coordinator, SF 49ers, Detroit Lions

Walt Harris, CSM player

Head coach, Pitt and Stanford

Doug Scovil, CSM head coach

Backfield coach at Navy coached New Mexico Military JC transfer Roger Staubach to Heisman trophy (the first JC transfer to win the Heisman)

Bill Dickey, CSM player and head coach

Oakland Invaders coach

Larry Owens, CSM head coach

NFL Europe coach;