HOUSTON -

The Houston Texans announced the hiring of 16 assistant coaches Wednesday.

The team also retained special teams coordinator Bob Ligashesky.

The team added the following coaches:

  • Romeo Crennel (defensive coordinator)
  • 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)
  • Mike Vrabel (linebackers)

The team did not hire an offensive coordinator.

Head coach Bill O'Brien is expected to call the offensive plays.