Three former Texans on new coaching and operations staff

Texans announce Tim Kelly as new OC; add Cushing, Yates


HOUSTON – The Houston Texans announced their new coaching and football operations staff for the 2019 season, including officially promoting Tim Kelly as their new offensive coordinator and adding former Texans linebacker Brian Cushing to the strength and conditioning staff. 

Two other former Texans are now part of the coaching staff with former quarterback T.J. Yates added as an offensive assistant and former lineback Akeem Dent added as an offensive assistant.

Cushing played his entire nine season NFL career with the Texans from 2009-2017.

Kelly moves from tight ends coach to offensive coordinator. He's been on the Texans offensive staff under head coach Bill O'Brien for each of O'Brien's five seasons with the Texans. Will Lawing was promoted from offensive assistant to tight ends coach. 

The new quarterbacks coach is Carl Smith, who spent the last eight seasons with the Seahawks, seven as the quarterbacks coach and last season as assistant head coach.

Mike Eubanks is the new strength and conditioning coach, he joined the team last season as assistant strength and conditioning coach. 

Doug West moves from director of football operations to assistant to the head coach and Clay Hampton was hired as new director of football operations. 

Wes Welker, who spent two season on the coaching staff as an assistant wide receivers coach, is no longer on the staff.

Offensive Staff
Tim Kelly, Offensive Coordinator
John Aylward, Offensive Assistant
Danny Barrett, Running Backs
Mike Devlin, Offensive Line
Will Lawing, Tight Ends
John Perry, Wide Receivers
Carl Smith, Quarterbacks
T.J. Yates, Offensive Assistant
Defensive Staff
Romeo Crennel, Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator
Akeem Dent, Defensive Assistant
Bobby King, Inside Linebackers
D'Anton Lynn, Assistant Secondary
Anthony Midget, Secondary
Matt O’Donnell, Defensive Assistant
John Pagano, Senior Defensive Assistant / Outside Linebackers
Anthony Weaver, Defensive Line
Special Teams, Sports Performance and Football Operations Staff
Brad Seely, Special Teams Coordinator
Tracy Smith, Assistant Special Teams Coordinator
Mike Eubanks, Head Strength & Conditioning
Brian Cushing, Assistant Strength & Conditioning
Joe Distor,Assistant Strength & Conditioning
Jason George, Assistant Strength & Conditioning / Sports Science Coordinator
Billy Voltaire, Assistant Strength & Conditioning / Performance Therapist
Clay Hampton, Director of Football Operations
Doug West, Assistant to the Head Coach