The Texans made several other moves. [besides Kelly to OC] That included hiring Carl Smith as quarterbacks coach. He replaces Sean Ryan, who now coaches the Detroit Lions' quarterbacks. Smith was previously the Seattle Seahawks quarterbacks coach, working with Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson. He is the father of Tracy Smith, the Texans' assistant special teams coordinator. The Texans promoted offensive assistant Will Lawing to tight ends coach. Former Texans quarterback T.J. Yates has been named an offensive assistant as well as John Ayward. Former Texans inside linebacker Akeem Dent has been hired as a defensive assistant. The Texans hired Mike Eubanks as strength and conditioning coach and named former Texans Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Cushing as assistant strength and conditioning coach along with Joe Distor and Jason George. The Texans hired former New York Jets executive Clay Hampton as director of football operations, shifting Doug West to assistant to the head coach. Retired Pro Bowl wide receiver Wes Welker, who interviewed with the 49ers and Packers is no longer listed on the Texans' coaching staff. ••• 2019 TEXANS STAFF The Texans' assistant coaches and football operations staff for the 2019 season: OFFENSE 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, quarterbacks T.J. Yates, offensive assistant DEFENSE Romeo Crennel, assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Akeem Dent, defensive assistant Bobby King, inside linebackers D'Anton Lynn, assistant secondary Anthony Midget, secondary Matt O'Donnell, defensive assistant John Pagano, senior defensive assistant/outside linebackers Anthony Weaver, defensive line SPECIAL TEAMS Brad Seely, special teams coordinator Tracy Smith, assistant special teams coordinator STRENGTH & CONDITIONING 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 FOOTBALL OPERATIONS Clay Hampton, director of football operations Doug West, assistant to the head coach LINK >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Carl Smith has been with Pete Carol forever..........he developed Drew Bledsoe............and made Wilson who he is today. Our new head strength and conditioning coach has been 2nd in command from our previous Denver coach forever. Welker is now 49ers WR coach.