Ronald Curry has been named an offensive assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Monday.
"The 49ers and our staff are pleased to be initiating Ronald's NFL coaching career," said 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh in a statement. "Our team will greatly benefit from Ronald's athletic experiences, and we are happy that he and his wife, Stacie, are joining our football family."
Curry, 33, a seven-year NFL veteran, played in 76 games (32 starts) and registered 193 receptions for 2,347 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Oakland Raiders.
Although Curry enters just his first year of professional coaching, he has studied under Hall of Famers Fred Biletnikoff (2003-06) and James Lofton (2008). Curry spent the past three years at Morrisville High School in Morrisville, N.C., as athletic director and head football coach.