Houston Texans hire DeMeco Ryans as next head coach

The Houston Texans have named their next head coach. 

The Texans announced on Tuesday afternoon that DeMeco Ryans, defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers will be the new head coach for the Texans. 

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In a release from the Houston Texans, Cal McNair, said,

"We are thrilled to welcome DeMeco Ryans as the new head coach of the Houston Texans. For so many reasons, DeMeco is everything we are looking for in a leader and coach for our organization. He has a proven track record for developing high-quality players and constantly innovated his defensive scheme over the last six seasons in San Francisco. We started this process with the goal of finding someone our fans and city can be proud of and we’ve done just that. While we received a lot of incredible feedback and support for DeMeco from different people, it was our discussions with him and his vision for our football team that made him the right coach to lead us as we continue to evolve as an organization. Congratulations to DeMeco and his family and welcome back to H-Town."

Ryans played six seasons with the Texans at the start of his career from 2006-2011. 

Houston Texans General Manager Nick Caserio released the following statement on Tuesday afternoon,

"On behalf of the entire Texans organization, I would like to welcome DeMeco Ryans and his family back to Houston. DeMeco is a proven coach with a track record of success who has an innate ability to lead people. He is progressive in his vision, a great communicator, a connector and somebody that values collaboration. We are working to build a sustainable program that has long-term success and DeMeco is the Coach we feel is the best fit to help us achieve our goals. We know how important it is to get results now, and we have a lot of work to do, but I’m excited to partner with DeMeco to build our football team together."

This comes nearly a month after the Texans fired Lovie Smith as their head coach, just after one season making him the second consecutive one-and-done coach for the team. 

New Houston Texans Head Coach DeMeco Ryans released this statement to the media on Tuesday afternoon:

"I’d like to first thank the San Francisco 49ers, Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch for six incredible seasons where I grew as a coach and a man. I couldn’t be prouder of what we accomplished together, and I will always cherish the relationships I built there. Being the head coach of the Houston Texans is my dream job and my family is thrilled to be back in H-Town. I have been around the game of football my entire life and I’ve always had a natural ability to lead others. I know what it takes to win and be successful in this league as both a player and coach. We’re going to build a program filled with players who have a special work ethic and relentless mindset. I understand the responsibility I have to this organization and to the fans of Houston to build a winner and I can’t wait to get to work."

This is a developing story and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.