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Vikings Conclude Initial Interview with DeMeco Ryans for Head Coach Opening


EAGAN, Minn. – The Vikings on Sunday confirmed they have interviewed DeMeco Ryans for their open head coaching position.

Ryans is currently the Defensive Coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers. He first joined the 49ers in 2017 and was promoted to his current role before the 2021 season.

NFL Career

As a Player

2006-11 Houston Texans LB

2012-15 Philadelphia Eagles LB

As a Coach

2017 San Francisco 49ers Defensive Quality Control Coach

2018-20 San Francisco 49ers Inside Linebackers Coach

2021 San Francisco 49ers Defensive Coordinator


Ryans graduated from the University of Alabama in December 2005 with a degree in business management.


Bessemer, Alabama