The Houston Texans have retained Bill Kollar as defensive line coach and parted ways with 16 assistant coaches, Head Coach Bill O’Brien announced today.
“I commend and thank all the coaches who worked for the Texans prior to my arrival,” said O’Brien, who was named third head coach in franchise history on Jan. 3. “Many of them played a large role in taking this franchise to the playoffs for the first time ever and will remain a part of the history here. I wish all of them well in their future endeavors.”
The following coaches were officially relieved of their duties to the organization: Perry Carter (assistant defensive backs), Rick Dennison (offensive coordinator), Karl Dorrell (quarterbacks), Dan Hammerschmidt (offensive assistant), Chick Harris (running backs), Reggie Herring (linebackers), Vance Joseph (defensive backs), Bobby King (assistant linebackers), Larry Kirksey (wide receivers), Marc Lubick (assistant wide receivers), Brian Pariani (tight ends), Wade Phillips (defensive coordinator), Jim Ryan (assistant offensive line), Matt Schiotz (assistant strength and conditioning), Cedric Smith (head strength and conditioning) and Jeff Zgonina (assistant defensive line).