March 21, 2018

Updated: Texans Coaching Staff Search for 2014

There has been plenty of new surrounding on who is coming to Houston to help Head Coach Bill O’Brien with a new era of Texans football starting in 2014. We have tried to tie what coaches and personnel are coming to Houston.


The Potential 2014 Coaching Staff

The names have been tagged to coming to Houston, but none have been confirmed by the organization.



Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks Coach: Open

Running Backs Coach: Charles London

Wide Receiver Coach: Stan Hixon

Tight End Coach: Open

Offensive Line Coach: Open



Defensive Coordinator: Open

Defensive Line Coach: Bill Kollar

Linebackers Coach: Mike Vrabel

Secondary Coach: John Butler

Safeties Coach: Anthony Midget (we are basing this off the structure of the NE Patriots coaching staff who have a safety coach position)


Personnel Coming to Houston

Director of Football Research: Jim Bernhardt

Strength and Conditioning Staff: Craig Fitzgerald (Head), Sean Hayes and Dwight Galt IV (assistants)


The Confirmed Moves to This Point

Mike Vrabel leaves The Ohio State for Houston


Early Rumors regarding offensive line coach at Iowa, Brian Ferentz, on coming to Houston sounds like they are dead for now according to Coaching

Iowa: Despite multiple reports a few days ago, a source tells CoachingSearch that Brian Ferentz has not accepted the offensive line job with the Texans at this point and it looks like he’s going to remain at Iowa.


Stan Hixon, Charles London, Anthony Midget and John Butler have all turned in their resignations to Penn State shortly after Bill O’Brien was hired to coach the Texans. 




Confirmed Interviews

Romeo Crennel for the defensive coordinator position. 

Mike Munchak for the offensive line position.



Early reports link current New England Patriots tight end coach George Godsey as the incoming offensive coordinator. Godsey worked with O’Brien at New England and was the quarterback at Georgia Tech under O’Brien when he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

CBS’s Jason La Canfora reports that O’Brien would like to bring along Patriots tight end coach George Godsey to Texas. Godsey was recruited to the Patriots staff by O’Brien, after being the quarterbacks and running backs coach at the University of Central Florida. It’s likely that Godsey will be the quarterbacks coach for the Texans. From

Late last night Houston’s own Lance Zierlien came out with this tweet about Eric Mangini. Mangini is currently with the San Francisco 49ers as their Offensive Senior Consultant.

Also, there has been no formal decision made by the Texans and O’Brien about current Houston Texans special teams coach Bill Ligashesky. He is still listed on the Texans website as a coach for the time being.


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