Bill O’Brien will continue to be the head coach of the Houston Texans, but he’ll be adding some responsibilities for the upcoming season.
The Texans announced on Tuesday that O’Brien has been promoted to general manager, along with remaining the head coach. The 2020 season will mark his seventh season with the franchise as the head coach.
Below is the statement from Cal McNair, the CEO and chairman of the Houston Texans:
A statement from Houston Texans Chairman and CEO Cal McNair on title changes for Bill O’Brien (Head Coach and General Manager) and Jack Easterby (Executive Vice President of Football Operations):
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) January 28, 2020
In six seasons in Houston, O’Brien has won nine games or more five times and reached the NFL playoffs on four occasions. The past two years have been particularly successful, with the Texans finishing 11-5 in 2018 and 10-6 in 2019.
This season, Houston lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs.
O’Brien is 52-44 with the Texans and 2-4 in playoff games. Before taking the job in Houston, O’Brien was the head coach at Penn State in 2012 and 2013.