Every coach has a different path in their profession. New Texans offensive assistant Pat O'Hara's journey includes playing and coaching but also has a unique resume element; acting.
A lot of coaches can tell you about legends they have learned from. But not too many can claim having worked with icons like Adam Sandler, Al Pacino and Mark Wahlberg.
O'Hara has been in some of your favorite football movies. He was the antagonist quarterback in the Waterboy. He played Dennis Quaid's character's back up in Any Given Sunday. No, not Willie Beamen. The guy who got hurt which allowed Beamen to play. Plus, he's been a consultant in many other football movies to help directors get an authentic look for the cameras.
After backing up Rodney Peete and Todd Marinovich at USC, O'Hara was drafted in the 10th round by Tampa Bay in 1991. His quarterbacking career took him through San Diego and Washington. He parlayed his experience into an Arena Football career which evolved into head coaching gigs with four different teams.
Now he's a Texan helping Bill O'Brien and George Godsey with the offense. The fact that he's worked with so many different types of quarterbacks, Paul Crewe excluded, should make him an asset in to the team.