HOUSTON The Houston Texans have officially announced the 16 member coaching staff under head coach Bill O Brien. Among the new additions are Romeo Crennel as defensive coordinator and Bob Ligashesky as special team s coordinator.

Ligashesky was named the interim coordinator after Joe Maricano was let go during the season.

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 other coaches that part of O Brien s staff are Jim Bernhardt (Director of Football Research), John Butler (secondary), Doug Colman (assistant special teams), Paul Dunn (offensive line), Craig Fitzgerald (head strength and conditioning), George Godsey (quarterbacks), Sean Hayes (assistant strength and conditioning), Stan Hixon (wide receivers), Tim Kelly (offensive quality control), Will Lawing (defensive quality control), Charles London (running backs), Anthony Midget (assistant secondary), John Perry (tight ends), Anthony Pleasant (assistant strength and conditioning) and Mike Vrabel (linebackers).

The Texans will not have an offensive coordinator as it is expected that O'Brien will call the plays himself. It has been reported that quarterbacks coach George Godsey will helps in some of the play calling through out the season.

A full profile of each coach is available on the Texans website by clicking here.

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