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.