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Hal Hunter enters his first season as assistant offensive line coach for the Texans in 2022.
Hal Hunter enters his first season as assistant offensive line coach for the Texans in 2022. He joins the Texans staff after most recently serving as the offensive line coach of the New York Giants for two seasons (2018-19). Hunter owns 37 years of coaching experience, including 13 in the NFL.
During his time in New York, Hunter's offensive line helped QB Daniel Jones break multiple Giants records including most passing yards by a rookie (3,027 yards). In 2018, Hunter's offensive line blocked for RB Saquon Barkley, who won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award and led the NFL with 2,028 yards from scrimmage.
Prior to joining the Giants, Hunter served as the offensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns in 2016, where he coached LT Joe Thomas to his 10th consecutive Pro Bowl.
Hunter spent three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts from 2013-15, serving as assistant offensive line coach his first two seasons before spending the final season as offensive line coach. From 2014-15, the Colts finished in the top-15 in sacks allowed, despite injuries that forced the team to have 11 different starting lineups in 2014. In 2015, the offensive line helped Frank Gore rush for the most rushing yards (967) by a Colts running back since 2007.
Before his time in Indianapolis, Hunter spent seven seasons with the San Diego Chargers as assistant offensive line coach (2006), offensive line coach (2007-11) and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach (2012). Eight offensive lineman earned Pro Bowl honors during Hunter's time with the Chargers. The team averaged 1,843 rushing yards per season and scored 119 rushing touchdowns, ranking second in the NFL during that span.
Prior to coaching in the NFL, Hunter spent 24 years coaching at the collegiate level. He spent four seasons (2002-05) as the offensive line coach for the University of North Carolina and two seasons (2000-01) as the offensive coordinator at Indiana University.
Hunter coached at LSU for five seasons (1995-99) where he served as offensive line coach (1995-98) and assistant/interim head coach (1999). He also coached at Vanderbilt (1991-94), Akron (1987-90), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1986), Columbia (1985), Pittsburgh (1983-84) and William and Mary (1982).
Hunter was born in Canonsburg, Pa., where he attended Belle Vernon (Pa.) High School and participated in both football and wrestling. He graduated with honors from Northwestern University, while earning a degree in communications and economics. While at Northwestern, Hunter's football career ended prematurely in 1978 due to injury but he remained with the team, working with the offensive line and serving as the assistant strength coach.
Hunter and his wife, Tracy, have two sons, Hal T. and Andrew. His father, Hal Sr., was involved with football for more than 50 years, including 25 years in the NFL where he spent time as a coach and as a scout with the Colts, Steelers, Browns and Panthers.
Hunter's Coaching Ledger
2022 Assistant Offensive Line Houston Texans
2018-19 Offensive Line New York Giants
2016 Offensive Line Cleveland Browns
2015 Offensive Line Indianapolis Colts
2013-14 Assistant Offensive Line Indianapolis Colts
2012 Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line San Diego Chargers
2007-11 Offensive Line San Diego Chargers
2006 Assistant Offensive Line San Diego Chargers
2002-05 Offensive Line North Carolina
2000-01 Offensive Coordinator Indiana
1999 Assistant/Interim Head Coach LSU
1995-98 Offensive Line LSU
1994 Offensive Line Vanderbilt
1991-93 Offensive Tackles/Tight Ends Vanderbilt
1987-90 Offensive Line Akron
1986 Offensive Line Indiana University of Pennsylvania
1985 Offensive Line Columbia
1983-84 Assistant Offensive Line Pittsburgh
1982 Outside Linebackers/Strength College of William and Mary