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The Houston Texans announce their coaching and staff changes for 2019

A former Texans QB joins Bill O'Brien's staff

February 05, 2019 - 1:13 pm

HOUSTON, TX (SPORTSRADIO 610) – The Houston Texans announced their assistant coaching and operational staff changes.

The Texans make it official after reports that emerged on Saturday of the team promoting tight end coach, Tim Kelly, to offensive coordinator.

Other moves include Car Smith as the new QB coach, replacing Sean Ryan, who left for the same position with the Detroit Lions. 

Former Houston Texans T.J. Yates, Akeem Dent, and Brian Cushing also have positions on Bill O'Brien's staff.

Wes Welker, who was the wide receivers coach last season, is no longer listed as a part of the coaching staff.

Below is a complete list:



Tim Kelly

Offensive Coordinator

John Aylward

Offensive Assistant

Danny Barrett

Running Backs

Mike Devlin

Offensive Line

Will Lawing

Tight Ends

John Perry

Wide Receivers

Carl Smith


T.J. Yates

Offensive Assistant



Romeo Crennel

Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator

Akeem Dent

Defensive Assistant

Bobby King

Inside Linebackers

D'Anton Lynn

Assistant Secondary

Anthony Midget


Matt O'Donnell

Defensive Assistant

John Pagano

Senior Defensive Assistant / Outside Linebackers

Anthony Weaver

Defensive Line



Brad Seely

Special Teams Coordinator

Tracy Smith

Assistant Special Teams Coordinator



Mike Eubanks

Head Strength & Conditioning

Brian Cushing

Assistant Strength & Conditioning

Joe Distor

Assistant Strength & Conditioning

Jason George

Assistant Strength & Conditioning /

Sports Science Coordinator

Billy Voltaire

Assistant Strength & Conditioning /

Performance Therapist



Clay Hampton

Director of Football Operations

Doug West

Assistant to the Head Coach