List of Houston Texans head coaches

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Gary Kubiak led the Texans to their 1st division championship and 1st playoff win.

The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. They are members of the South Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Texans joined the NFL in 2002 as an expansion team and have always played at the Reliant Stadium.[1] Houston's previous franchise, the Houston Oilers, moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1997, and changed their name to the Tennessee Titans in 1999.[2]

There have been three head coaches for the Texans franchise. Their first head coach was Dom Capers, who coached from 2002 to 2005. He was replaced by Gary Kubiak, who started coaching the team in 2006, and is the team's leader in wins (61), losses (63) and winning percentage (.492). Kubiak was fired on December 6, 2013, after an 11-game losing streak.[3] He was replaced on an interim basis by defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, with the losing streak extended to 14 games at the end of the 2013 season.

Bill O'Brien, notable recent head coach for Penn State football, has agreed to terms with the Texans to become their next head coach.[4]


# Number of coaches[N 1]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage
0 * Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for coaching
0 ** Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for playing
0 Entire professional head coaching career with Texans


Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2013 NFL season.

# Name Term[N 2] Regular Season Playoffs Achievements Ref.
GC W L T Win% GC W L
Houston Texans
1 Dom Capers 20022005 64 18 46 0 .281 [5]
2 Gary Kubiak 20062013[a] 125 61 64 0 .488 4 2 2 [6]
3 Wade Phillips 2013[a] 3 0 3 0 .000 [7]
4 Bill O'Brien 2014–Present 0 0 0 0 .000 [8]


  1. ^ A running total of the number of coaches of the Texans. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  2. ^ Each year is linked to an article about that particular NFL season.
  • a After 13 games of the 2013 season, with the Texans at 2–11, Kubiak was fired as head coach and replaced by defensive coordinator Wade Phillips on an interim basis. Phillips had earlier served as interim coach against the Arizona Cardinals, after Kubiak took a medical leave of absence after collapsing during a game against the Indianapolis Colts.


  1. ^ "Houston Texans". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Tennessee Titans". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  3. ^ . Fox Sports Retrieved 2013-12-06.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  5. ^ "Dom Capers". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  6. ^ "Gary Kubiak". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  7. ^ "Wade Phillips's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bill O'Brien (American football)