Nick Kray, who enters his seventh season in the NFL, joins the Texans as the chief of staff in 2023. He spent the previous six seasons (2015-22) serving in various football operations roles with the San Francisco 49ers.
On Head Coach Kyle Shanahan's staff since he took over in San Francisco in 2017, Kray most recently served as the 49ers coaching chief of staff (2021-22) after spending the previous four seasons (2017-20) as the team's administrative assistant to the head coach.
Kray joined San Francisco after serving as the assistant director of football operations at North Carolina State University for two seasons (2015-16). Prior to his time at NC State, Kray was director of football operations and player development at Ball State University in 2014.
Kray also spent time as the director of football operations at Yale University (2012-13), as an offensive assistant/special teams assistant at Villanova (2010-11) and as the defensive ends/defensive quality control coach at Eastern Illinois (2008-09).
A native of Glendale Heights, Ill., Kray played collegiately as a defensive lineman at Eastern Illinois University where he was a member of two Ohio Valley Conference championship squads and three Football Championship Subdivision playoff teams, while serving as a team captain in 2006 and 2007. He has one son, Nicholas Alexander Kray, with Allie Meyer.
2023 Chief of Staff Houston Texans
2021-22 Coaching Chief of Staff San Francisco 49ers
2017-20 Administrative Assistant to the Head Coach San Francisco 49ers
2015-16 Assistant Director of Football Operations North Carolina State
2014 Director of Football Operations and Player Development Ball State
2012-13 Director of Football Operations Yale
2010-11 Offensive Assistant/Special Teams Assistant Villanova
2008-09 Defensive Ends/Defensive Quality Control Coach Eastern Illinois