March 22, 2018

Defensive Line Coach Bill Kollar Only Texans Coach Retained for 2014

Head Coach Bill O’Brien cleaned house on a staff hired by former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. O’Brien has not given word on two assistants in offensive line coach John Benton and special teams coordinator Bill Ligashesky  on Monday to all but dismantle what was left of thee 2013 coaching staff.

The only coach retained by O’Brien was defensive line and assistant head coach Bill Kollar. Kollar has been with the Texans since 2009 in the same position he is in now, and has been instrumental with his development of J.J. Watt and helping veteran defensive end Antonio Smith to a Pro Bowl in 2011 and some of his best seasons as a professional.

Kollar has coached both in the 4-3 and 3-4 schemes and is one of the more respected coaches on the Texans staff for his no-nonsense approach of coaching. The 25 year veteran to coaching started in 1989 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams and Buffalo Bills before coming to Houston.

He also was a 1st round draft pick (23rd overall) out of Montana State when he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1974. Kollar played 8 years in the NFL with the Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


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2 Responses to “Defensive Line Coach Bill Kollar Only Texans Coach Retained for 2014”
  1. Doug Myers says:

    That no-nonsense approach is why he is still a Texan now.

  2. angelfire says:

    i think it is stupid why did he get rid of phillips he was and still is a good coach

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