49ers head coach Kelly coached two days after father's death

Chip Kelly coached the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL on Sunday despite the death of his father two days earlier.

Paul Kelly died late on Friday in New Hampshire, but the 49ers head coach still oversaw the 26-6 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Chip Kelly left Soldier Field in a private vehicle, with the former Philadelphia Eagles coach to travel back home to be with his family.

"My mom wanted me to coach," Kelly told CSN Bay Area post-game when asked if he had considered not coaching on Sunday.

The 49ers released a statement, with general manager Trent Baalke saying: "The thoughts and prayers of the entire San Francisco 49ers organization are with Chip and his family as they face the difficult process of grieving the loss of a loved one.

"Understandably, Coach will take some time to be with his family before returning to the team this week. 

"Chip has our continued support as he mourns the passing of his father."

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