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  • Fri., Apr. 10, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays: Jerry LeVias at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet former Houston Oilers wide receiver and current Houston Texans Ambassador, Jerry LeVias.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., Apr. 11, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT Play Safe Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Football Clinics! These clinics will highlight the importance of concussion awareness,  proper hydration, and nutrition.

    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
     
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
    10:00am-12:30pm: Clinics


    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School


    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
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    Sign up now for the First Down Dads Date with my Dad event presented by ARAMARK on April 12! Dads & kids will spend the afternoon at the Houston Texans Grille with Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, and TORO! Register now at http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/first-down-dads.html!

  • Sun., Apr. 19, 2015 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Kids Triathlon

    The all new Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children’s Hospital is April 19. Space is limited and this event will sell out, so register your kids today by clicking on this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/triathlon/home.html

  • Thu., Apr. 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Sat., Apr. 25, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT Play Safe Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Football Clinics! These clinics will highlight the importance of concussion awareness,  proper hydration, and nutrition.

    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
     
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
    10:00am-12:30pm: Clinics


    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School


    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
  • Fri., May. 01, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

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    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!
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  • Wed., May. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Moms Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

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Texans hire Jeff Zgonina as assistant D-line coach

Posted Feb 20, 2013

The Texans have hired former NFL DT Jeff Zgonina, who played in Houston from 2007-09, as their assistant defensive line coach.

New Texans assistant defensive line coach Jeff Zgonina played defensive tackle in the NFL for 17 seasons, including for the Texans from 2007-09.

The Texans have hired former NFL defensive tackle Jeff Zgonina as their assistant defensive line coach.

Zgonina, 42, played 17 seasons in the NFL for eight different teams, including the Texans from 2007-09. He played under Texans assistant head coach/defensive line Bill Kollar at Purdue University in 1989 and with the Atlanta Falcons (1996), St. Louis Rams (2001-02) and Texans (2009).

“I’ve known Bill since my sophomore year in high school – he recruited me,” Zgonina said. “It’s going to be interesting, but I know the way he coaches and what he expects out of his players and what he’ll expect out of me. I think knowing him as well as I do, it’s not going to be a big learning curve. I know how he runs practice, how he runs meetings, how he runs everything as a player under him so long.”

This is Zgonina’s first coaching job. Since his final season with the Texans, he has been living in Chicago and working at a family print company. He remained in contact with Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, who reached out to him about joining the staff.

“It feels like I never left,” Zgonina said. “It’s a heck of an opportunity to come back, especially to a place you played and you still know a lot of the people here in the building. It’s an easier transition than having to start (as) a first-time coach not knowing anybody. I kind of have a good feel of what goes on here; I’ve just got to fit in to how to be a coach now and go from there.”

A seventh-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1993, Zgonina played in 219 games in his 17-year NFL career. He played in 48 games with the Texans, starting five and tallying 2.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries.

In his final season in 2009, Zgonina (pronounced ska-NEE-na) was the second-oldest position player in the NFL behind Brett Favre. He thinks his experiences as a veteran player will help him make the transition to coaching.

“As you get later in your career, you try to help everybody around you,” he said. “You finally realize that there’s only one goal. Yeah, you can make the roster, but also you want to win on Sunday. Towards the end of my career, I was helping all the young guys just get prepared for games, little things, just talking to them and stuff. When I started doing that is when in the back of my mind, I thought I could always probably coach.”

The Texans also promoted Russell Joyner to director of football information systems. Joyner joined the organization following the 2010 season as the team’s football administration developer, supporting all areas of Texans’ football operations, including coaching, college and pro scouting, medical, video, security, operations and administration.

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