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  • Fri., Jul. 10, 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

  • Sat., Jul. 11, 2015 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Coaches Summit

    The Houston Texans Coaches Summit is an event designed to educate coaches on the key components of the Heads Up Football safety philosophy. Youth football coaches will learn about proper equipment fitting, heads up tackling technique, concussion awareness, and the process to become a Player Safety Coach.

    All youth football coaches who attend the Coaches Summit will have an opportunity to apply for a grant ($2,500 for teams; $10,000 for leagues) to help make their respective teams and leagues safer!

    This event is limited and will fill up, so register today.

    Register - http://www.houstontexans.com/community/programs/headsup.html

  • Tue., Jul. 14, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Thu., Jul. 16, 2015 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Brew Exchange (706 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701) from 4:30-5:30 PM and Academy Sports + Outdoors (5400 Brodie Ln., Austin, TX  78745) from 7-8 PM on Thursday, July 16, 2015 to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs with:

    TE RYAN GRIFFIN
    G BRANDON BROOKS

    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    *Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signing strictly limited to times listed. Celebrities subject to change.

  • Fri., Jul. 17, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (5860 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249) from 6-7 PM on Friday, July 17 and Academy Sports + Outdoors (4071 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX  78257) from 2-3 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2015 to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs with:

    TE RYAN GRIFFIN
    G BRANDON BROOKS

    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    *Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signing strictly limited to times listed. Celebrities subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 18, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (5860 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249) from 6-7 PM on Friday, July 17 and Academy Sports + Outdoors (4071 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX  78257) from 2-3 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2015 to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs with:

    TE RYAN GRIFFIN
    G BRANDON BROOKS

    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    *Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signing strictly limited to times listed. Celebrities subject to change.

  • Thu., Jul. 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 from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Thu., Jul. 30, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Fuddruckers

    Stop by the Fuddruckers located at 3929 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027 on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 6-7 PM for a Texans Radio live broadcast on SportsRadio 610 with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, $2 domestic bottles and a 15% discount if you come in your Texans gear from 5 PM - close, as well as Texans prize giveaways!

  • Sun., Sep. 20, 2015 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk pres. by H-E-B

    The 2015 Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Texas Children’s Hospital are Sunday, September 20th at NRG Park.  Both races included a race t-shirt, interactive water stops, entry into the post-race party and finish on the floor of NRG Stadium.  Be sure to secure your spot today at HoustonTexans.com before the race sells out! 

    Register - http://www.houstontexans.com/community/houston-texans-foundation/ROTB-H.html

Coaches

Vance Joseph
Defensive Backs
College:
Colorado
Hometown:
Marrero, La.
Experience:
9

Vance Joseph is in his third season as the Houston Texans defensive backs coach. Joseph joined the coaching staff in 2011 after spending the previous six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, including the final five as the secondary coach.

In Joseph’s first two seasons leading the secondary, Houston ranked third in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game (207.7) and held opponents to an NFL-low 52.5 completion percentage. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph made the first two Pro Bowls of his career, and Kareem Jackson has evolved into one of the top-performing cornerbacks in the AFC.

Vance Joseph is in his third season as the Houston Texans defensive backs coach. Joseph joined the coaching staff in 2011 after spending the previous six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, including the final five as the secondary coach.

In Joseph’s first two seasons leading the secondary, Houston ranked third in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game (207.7) and held opponents to an NFL-low 52.5 completion percentage. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph made the first two Pro Bowls of his career, and Kareem Jackson has evolved into one of the top-performing cornerbacks in the AFC.

In 2012, Houston led the NFL with 118 passes defensed and set a franchise record with three interception returns for touchdowns. Johnathan Joseph was elected to his second consecutive Pro Bowl and the Texans had 333 interception return yards, marking the highest total for the franchise since 2004. The secondary helped hold opponents to a league-low 53.0 completion percentage and an 80.0 passer rating, which ranked 10th in the NFL.

Joseph’s first year with the Texans yielded dramatic returns in pass defense. The 2011 Texans were third in the NFL in overall pass defense, allowing 189.7 yards per game compared to 267.5 in 2010, which ranked last in the NFL. Houston led the NFL with a 51.9 opponent completion percentage and held opposing quarterbacks to a 69.0 passer rating. Johnathan Joseph tied for the team lead with four interceptions and earned his first career Pro Bowl berth under Vance Joseph’s direction.

In 2010, Joseph’s defensive backs in San Francisco keyed the NFL’s top third-and-long defense, stopping opposing offenses nearly 80 percent of the time. The year prior, Joseph’s secondary recorded 21 of the 49ers’ 33 takeaways, contributing to the NFL’s largest turnover ratio improvement from 2008 to 2009 (plus-26). Free safety Dashon Goldson had a breakout year with three interceptions and a career-high 114 tackles.

In 2008, the 49ers gave up the second-fewest pass plays of 20-plus yards in the NFL and allowed the third-fewest passing yards in the NFL over the last five games of the season, giving up just 887 yards through the air in that span. 

Prior to his stint with the 49ers, Joseph spent six years coaching in the college ranks. He served as defensive backs coach at Wyoming (2002), Colorado (2002-03) and Bowling Green (2004) before moving on to join Mike Nolan’s staff in San Francisco as the secondary assistant.

Joseph began his coaching career at his alma mater, Colorado, serving as a graduate assistant from 1999-2001.

Joseph made the transition from college quarterback at Colorado from 1990-94 to NFL cornerback. He signed and played with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 1995 and played for the Indianapolis Colts in 1996, compiling two interceptions in 17 career games.

Born and raised in Marrero, La., Joseph earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Colorado in 1994. Joseph and his wife, Holly, have a son, Stone, and a daughter, Nataly.

JOSEPH’S COACHING LEDGER
2011-13:  Defensive Backs, Houston Texans
2006-10:  Defensive Backs, San Francisco 49ers
2005:  Assistant Secondary Coach, San Francisco 49ers
2004:  Defensive Backs, Bowling Green
2002-03:  Defensive Backs, Colorado
2002:  Defensive Backs, Wyoming
1999-2001:  Graduate Assistant, Colorado

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