Texans officially announce coaching changes


by Daniel Gotera / KHOU 11 Sports


Posted on January 7, 2014 at 7:27 PM

HOUSTON – The Houston Texans have officially announced the release of 16 coaches from last year’s coaching staff.

Defensive line coach Bill Kollar is the only coach that was retained.

“I commend and thank all the coaches who worked for the Texans prior to my arrival,” O’Brien said in a statement. “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.”

Here is a list of coaches let go by the team over the past week.

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)