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Robbie Picazo enters his first season as an offensive assistant with the Houston Texans in 2022.
Robbie Picazo enters his first season as an offensive assistant with the Houston Texans in 2022. He arrives in Houston with nine years of coaching experience, most recently spending four seasons (2018-21) with Rice University as the running backs coach (2020-21) and quarterbacks coach (2018-19).
In his second season leading Rice's running backs in 2021, Picazo helped coach sixth-year senior Jordan Myers, who earned honorable mention All-Conference USA after leading the team with nine total touchdowns and ranking second with 646 all-purpose yards. Myers led the Owls with eight rushing scores and recorded 338 rushing yards on the year, including a career-high 160 yards and four touchdowns on the ground vs. Texas Southern (9/25). Former walk-on RB Ari Broussard added 569 yards on 116 carries (4.9 avg.), including a career-high 186 yards at Charlotte (11/6) that marked the program's second-highest total in conference play since joining C-USA in 2005.
As Rice's quarterbacks coach in 2018, Picazo helped mentored graduate transfer QB Shawn Stankavage complete 124-of-219 attempts for 1,328 yards and 10 touchdowns in 10 games (nine starts). True freshman QB Wiley Green added 621 yards and four scores in four games (three starts), thanks in part to a 313-yard passing performance vs. UTEP (11/3). This marked the highest total by an Owl freshman since Mark Comalander threw for 357 yards vs. Houston (12/1) in 1984.
Picazo came to Rice after five seasons (2013-17) at Stanford, first as a student assistant (2013) while completing his co-term degree program and four years (2014-17) as an offensive assistant, working with quarterbacks and wide receivers. Picazo supported the daily operations of the offense as the Cardinals won two Pac-12 titles (2013 and 2015) and appeared in five consecutive bowl games. While coaching at Stanford in 2017, Picazo participated in a Bill Walsh minority fellowship with the Atlanta Falcons during the team's mandatory spring minicamp.
Picazo earned a bachelor's degree in management, science and engineering in 2013 and a master's degree in psychology in 2014. He played quarterback for the Cardinal from 2009-12, appearing in four games.
A native of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Picazo lives in Houston with his wife, Kaitlyn, who was a three-time national champion in water polo at Stanford.
Picazo's Coaching Ledger:
2022 Offensive Assistant Houston Texans
2020-21 Running Backs Rice
2018-19 Quarterbacks Rice
2014-17 Offensive Assistant Stanford
2013 Student Assistant Stanford