Texans Head Coach David Culley's Notable Connections 

With 27 years of NFL coaching experience and 15 years at the collegiate level, Houston Texans Head Coach David Culley has made a notable list of connections in his football career as a player and coach.

Played at Vanderbilt (1974-78)

  • Recruited by Defensive Coordinator Bill Parcells
  • Became the first Black Quarterback at Vanderbilt

Running Backs coach at Austin Peay (1978)

  • Coached under his mentor Boots Donnelly in 1978 and 1982 after playing for him

Wide Receivers coach at Tennessee-Chattanooga (1983)

Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers Coach at Western Kentucky (1984)

Quarterbacks Coach at Southwestern Louisiana (1985-88)

  • Coached Brian Mitchell from 1987-88 who was a first-team All-Pro selection in 1995

Offensive Coordinator/RBs Coach/WRs Coach at Texas-El Paso (1989-90)

  • Worked under David Lee (former NFL coach) in the two seasons

Wide Receivers Coach at Texas A&M (1991-93)

  • Worked under legendary Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum
  • Was on the same coaching staff as former Texans head coach Gary Kubiak
  • Former Texans cornerback and All-Pro Aaron Glenn was a player
  • Slocum was the one who encouraged Culley to pursue his opportunities in the NFL

Wide Receivers Coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1994-95)

Wide Receivers Coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1996-98)

  • Worked under Bill Cowher and Chan Gailey (1996-97)
  • Coached Hines Ward in his rookie season (1998)

Wide Receivers Coach for the Philadelphia Eagles (1999-2010)

  • Worked with or under Andy Reid, Sean McDermott, Brad Childress, Pat Shurmur, Ron Rivera, Steve Spagnuolo, John Harbaugh, Dave Toub, Tom Melvin and James Urban
  • Coached Terrell Owens, Greg Lewis (Chiefs WRs Coach), Reggie Brown, Jason Avant, DeSean Jackson, Danny Amendola (practice squad) and Jeremy Maclin
  • Senior Offensive Assistant and Wide Receivers coach for the Philadelphia Eagles (2011-12)

Assistant Head Coach and Wide Receivers Coach for the Kansas City Chiefs (2013-16)

  • Worked with or under Andy Reid, Doug Pederson, Matt Nagy, Eric Bieniemy, Brad Childress and Andy Heck
  • Coached Dwayne Bowe, Jason Avant, Chris Conley, Jeremy Maclin and Tyreek Hill (rookie year)

Quarterbacks Coach for the Buffalo Bills (2017-18)

  • Worked with or under Sean McDermott, Rick Dennison, Leslie Frazier and Kelly Skipper
  • Coached Tyrod Taylor and Josh Allen in his rookie season

Wide Receivers Coach/Assistant Head Coach/Passing Game Coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens (2019-20)

  • Worked with or under John Harbaugh, Greg Roman, James Urban, Don Martindale and Joe Cullen
  • Coached Marquise Brown, Willie Snead and Dez Bryant

Houston Texans announce David Culley as Head Coach.

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