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Jed York

John Edward 'Jed' York (born c. 1980) is an American sports executive, the son of Marie Denise DeBartolo York and John York, and the CEO (and formerly President) of the San Francisco 49ers.[1] He is also the nephew of former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward J. DeBartolo Jr.[1]

Early life

Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio,[1] Jed attended St. Charles Elementary School and Cardinal Mooney High School (Youngstown, Ohio).[2] While in high school he was a baseball team captain and the senior class president.[2] He also graduated from the University of Notre Dame earning a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and History.[1][3]

Career

York began his working days as a financial analyst for [3]

He began his career with the [1]

On December 28, 2008 Jed York became president of the 49ers, while his parents became co-chairmen. While Jed is the operating head of the franchise, his parents are responsible for providing resources and maintain their role of interacting with other owners and NFL executives.[5]

On October 11, 2010, with the 49ers off to a disappointing 0-5 start, Jed York wrote to ESPN's Adam Schefter that the 49ers would win their division and make the playoffs.[6] This proclamation led ESPN columnist David Fleming to refer to York as "kooky" and "goofy" and to note that York "backs up such bold declarations with a long list of qualifications starting with (1) his lifelong love of the 49ers, (2) his prestigious high school baseball career and (3) the fact that his godfather is Eddie DeBartolo."[7] However, the 49ers did come within one game of backing up York's assertion. In 2011, the Niners finished the season 13-3 with the 2nd seed in the NFC. In the divisional round, the Niners defeated the New Orleans Saints (who also finished the regular season 13-3) at Candlestick. York's 49ers then hosted the NFC Championship game against the New York Giants, eventually losing in overtime, 20-17. The great success of the 2011 San Francisco 49ers was accomplished with much of the same team from 2010, but with the key addition of first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh.

In 2012, Jed York was replaced by Gideon Yu as Team President, although he retained the title of CEO.[8]

After a disappointing 19-3 loss to divisional rival Seattle Seahawks on November 27, 2014, York tweeted “Thank you 49ers faithful for coming out strong tonight. This performance wasn’t acceptable. I apologize for that.”[9] This public statement sparked a media frenzy about York's intent behind the Tweet and whether he was specifically referring to Coach Jim Harbaugh's future, culminating in Lowell Cohn, a columnist with the The Press Democrat to declare "Jed York is a coward."[10]

Honors

Inductee of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Jed York".  
  2. ^ a b Ann Killion. "Young Jed York is growing into his role as face of 49ers".  
  3. ^ a b Eric Young (2009-02-15). "Executive profile: Jed York, S.F. 49ers".  
  4. ^  
  5. ^ "Jed York Named Team President".  
  6. ^ Adam Schefter. "Jed York: 49ers Will Win NFC West".  
  7. ^ David Fleming. "49ers' Jed-eye Knight Sees All".  
  8. ^ "49ers extend Baalke's deal". CSN Bay Area. February 10, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  9. ^ "Jed York Tweet". Twitter. November 27, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Jed York is a coward". The Press Democrat. December 4, 2014. 

External links

  • Profile at official 49ers website
  • Executive Profile at San Francisco Business Times
  • Google Images for Jed York
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