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Bill O'Brien

Head Caoch

Bill O’Brien was named the third head coach in Houston Texans franchise history. The 44-year old brings 21 years of collegiate and NFL coaching experience to Houston.
The former Penn State head coach and New England Patriots offensive coordinator brings a tireless work ethic, relentless tenacity, exceptional football acumen and a well-earned reputation for succeeding against all odds.

Born in Dorchester, Mass., O’Brien grew up in the Boston suburb of Andover and graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers. O’Brien went on to play linebacker and defensive end at Brown from 1990-92. He graduated with a double concentration in political science and organizational behavioral management in 1992. O’Brien and his wife, Colleen, have two sons: Jack, 11, and Michael, 8.


George Godsey

Offensive Coordinator

George Godsey joined the Texans in 2014 as the quarterbacks coach, and reunited with Bill O'Brien. Godsey met O'Brien at Georgia Tech where he was a QB and O'Brien was a coach. Godsey played one season in the Arena Football League after college before becoming a coach. He coached at Central Florida and was then hired by the New England Patriots in 2011 as the tight ends coach under Bill O'Brien, then offensive coordinator for the Patriorts.

O'Brien named Godsey the Texans offensive coordinator in 2015 and relinquished the play calling to him. Godsey set several school records at Georgia Tech as a quarterback that still stand today.


Romeo Crennel

Defensive Coordinator

Romeo Crennel brings 32 years of experience coaching in the NFL, including the last 12 seasons spent as either head coach or defensive coordinator.

Crennel brings with him a longstanding track record of success, including appearing in six Super Bowls and winning five of them (New York Giants – XXI, New York Giants – XXV, New England – XXXVI, New England – XXXVIII and New England – XXXIX). Additionally, he has been a part of 13 playoff seasons with six conference titles and nine division titles. 
Crennel came to Houston following a three-year stint with the Kanas City Chiefs where he served as defensive coordinator (2010-11) and head coach (2012). In that time, his defense ranked 12th overall in the NFL and sixth in pass defense. Under Crennel’s guidance in 2012, the Chiefs sent six players to the Pro Bowl, with four of them on the defensive side of the ball. Crennel and his wife Rosemary have three daughters, Lisa Tulley, Tiffany Strokes and Kristine Cullinane. The Crennels have eight grandchildren.


Bob Ligashesky

Special Teams Coordinator

Bob Ligashesky joined the Texans in March of 2013. He is in his 10th NFL season and has an additional 19 years coaching experience in the collegiate ranks.

Ligashesky served as the special teams coordinator for Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012. The Buccaneers led the NFL that season with four blocked punts.




(on his thoughts on the 2014 NFL Draft)

“I was really pleased. We really got some good players that filled our needs, but we were able to get them on the basis of being the best value at that point in time. It’s just that we were able to work it out where they fit our needs. I was really pleased. We’re going to be a solid team. We still have a lot of work to do. These guys coming in are still rookies, but we did a lot to strengthen our offensive line and running the ball is important to us. I think we’re in much, much better shape there. I think that our defense is going to be outstanding. You put those things together and you can be a very competitive ball club.”

Bob McNair
Bob McNair