The Houston Texans have hired Jack Easterby as the Executive Vice President of Team Development.
Easterby joins the Texans after serving as the Team Development Director/Character Coach for the New England Patriots from 2013-18 where he was a part of winning Super Bowls 49, 51 and 53. He was also the team chaplain for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2011-12. Easterby has served as a team/athlete development consultant for multiple NBA teams, USA Basketball, several other Olympic teams and has mentored numerous PGA tour players as well as Major League Baseball players.
Easterby gained his first NFL experience in 2005 with the Jacksonville Jaguars as the assistant director of football operations. He became the character coach for the University of South Carolina Athletic Department from 2006-10. While at South Carolina, Easterby implemented team/program-building for all Olympic sports, assisted in both academic and spiritual accountability initiatives, and served as a keynote speaker for multiple church and community events.
The Columbia, S.C. native graduated from Newberry College where he captained the basketball and golf teams to historic seasons from 2001-05. As a senior, Easterby was named Scholar Athlete of the Year by both Newberry College and the South Atlantic Conference, as well as receiving the SAC Male Athlete Character Award.
Easterby and his wife, Holly, have two daughters, Houston and Harriet.