Bill O'Brien

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
12 116-64-0 64.44% 6-8 42.86%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Bill Belichick

Children:

Mike Vrabel


Biography

Table of Contents

Career Summary

Bill O'Brien was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 2007 to 2020, finishing his career as the head coach/general manager of the Houston Texans. Over his twelve years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 120-72-0. He was the head coach of the Houston Texans from 2014 until the 2020 season, during which time the Texans went 56-56-0. During his career he was a head coach for seven seasons. He was fired from the Texans on Monday, October 5, 2020. He was fired after a slow start to the season and was replaced by Romeo Crennel as the Texans new interim head coach.

Career Awards

During the 2014 and 2015 seasons as the head coach of the Houston Texans he coached J.J. Watt to the AP Defensive Player of the Year.

Bill O'Brien Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, O'Brien served as an assistant coach for Bill Belichick. He spent five years as an assistant coach to Bill Belichick, finishing as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 2011. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Mike Vrabel, was eventually hired as a head coach. He is the current head coach of the Tennessee Titans. After coaching with Bill O'Brien he has posted a 37-22-0 record during the regular season and 2-2 in the playoffs as head coach.

Personal Information

O'Brien was born on Thursday, October 23, 1969 in Dorchester, Massachusetts.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2020 Houston Texans Head Coach / General Manager 0-4-0 0-0
2019 Houston Texans Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
2018 Houston Texans Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1
2017 Houston Texans Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2016 Houston Texans Head Coach 9-7-0 1-1
2015 Houston Texans Head Coach 9-7-0 0-1
2014 Houston Texans Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2013 Penn State Nittany Lions Head Coach 7-5-0
2012 Penn State Nittany Lions Head Coach 8-4-0
2011 New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 13-3-0 2-1
2010 New England Patriots Quarterbacks Coach 14-2-0 0-1
2009 New England Patriots Quarterbacks Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2008 New England Patriots Wide Receivers Coach 11-5-0 0-0
2007 New England Patriots Offensive Assistant Coach 16-0-0 2-1
2006 Duke Blue Devils Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 0-12-0
2005 Duke Blue Devils Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 1-10-0
2004 Maryland Terrapins Running Backs Coach 5-6-0
2003 Maryland Terrapins Running Backs Coach 10-3-0
2002 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 7-6-0
2001 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 8-5-0
2000 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Running Backs Coach 9-3-0
1999 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Running Backs Coach 8-4-0
1998 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Running Backs Coach 10-2-0
1997 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Graduate Assistant 7-5-0
1996 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Graduate Assistant 5-6-0
1995 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Graduate Assistant 6-5-0
1994 Brown Bears Inside Linebackers Coach 7-3-0
1993 Brown Bears Tight Ends Coach 4-6-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

O'Brien was fired by the Texans on October, 5th after a 0-4 start to the season.

  • Years as head coach: 7
  • Years as a coordinator: 1
  • Conference Championships won: 2007 and 2011
  • Second in total wins for the Houston Texans.
  • First in winning percentage for the Houston Texans.
  • Most playoff wins in Houston Texans history (2)
  • Past teams coached for: Houston Texans, New England Patriots
  • College Attended: Brown Bears
  • Date of Birth: Thursday, October 23, 1969 (52 years old), Dorchester, Massachusetts