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Trent Baalke

Former Fargo Shanley athletic director is named 49ers general manager

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Former Fargo Shanley High School athletic director Trent Baalke was promoted to general manager of the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday night.

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Now, let the coaching search begin.

Baalke was formally hired as the team's new GM, though he had largely been considered the front-runner for about a week. He will take on more responsibility from his most recent post as vice president of player personnel, including taking the lead on finding a new coach.

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