Texans officially announce coaching staff

Texans officially announce coaching staff
February 5, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Bill O'Brien's coaching staff is official.

The Texans waited until the entire staff was set before they announced it on Wednesday afternoon.

Although most of the staff was already known, they became official on Wednesday.

“We’ve put together a great staff of enthusiastic and passionate coaches with good character who have successful backgrounds in coaching,” O’Brien said. “It was important to put together a group who will be great teachers and I’m excited to begin our preparations for the 2014 season.”

The Texans do not have an offensive coordinator and head coach O'Brien will be the play-caller. Quarterbacks coach George Godsey will also likely play a major role in the offense.

Former head coach Romeo Crennel will be the defensive coordinator and lead the defensive coaches.

The Texans already officially retained defensive line coach Bill Kollar but on Wednesday announced that they are retaining special teams coordinator Bob Ligashesky, which means there will be two coaches from the 2013 staff under Bill O'Brien. Ligashesky took over when Joe Marciano was fired with three weeks left in the season.

Here's a look at the new coaching staff:

Head coach: Bill O'Brien

Defensive coordinator: Romeo Crennel

Director of Football Research: Jim Bernhardt

Secondary: John Butler

Assistant secondary: Anthony Midget

Linebackers: Mike Vrabel

Defensive line: Bill Kollar

Defensive quality control: Will Lawing

Quarterbacks: George Godsey

Wide receivers: Stan Hixon

Offensive line: Paul Dunn

Running backs: Charles London

Tight ends: John Perry

Offensive quality control: Tim Kelly

Head strength and conditioning: Craig Fitzgerald

Assistant S&C: Sean Hayes

Assistant S&C: Anthony Pleasant

Special teams coordinator: Bob Ligashesky

Assistant special teams: Doug Colman