March 20, 2018

Texans Officially Release 16 Coaches

The Houston Texans have officially released 16 coaches from their contracts as new head coach Bill O’Brien takes over the team.

The coaches released are as follows

Perry Carter (assistant defensive backs)

Rick Dennison (offensive coordinator)

Karl Dorrell (quarterbacks)

Dan Hammerschmidt (offensive assistant)

Chick Harris (running backs)

Reggie Herring (linebackers)

Vance Joseph (defensive backs)

Bobby King (assistant linebackers)

Larry Kirksey (wide receivers)

Marc Lubick (assistant wide receivers)

Brian Pariani (tight ends)

Wade Phillips (defensive coordinator)

Jim Ryan (assistant offensive line)

Matt Schiotz (assistant strength and conditioning)

Cedric Smith (head strength and conditioning)

Jeff Zgonina (assistant defensive line)


O’Brien had this to say of the coaches released from their contract:

“I commend and thank all the coaches who worked for the Texans prior to my arrival, many of them played a large role in taking this franchise to the playoffs for the first time ever and will remain a part of the history here. I wish all of them well in their future endeavors.”

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