David Culley was named the head coach of the Houston Texans on January 29, 2021, making him the fourth head coach in the franchise history.
Before joining the Texans, Culley was the assistant head coach, pass coordinator, wide receivers coach at Baltimore Ravens under head coach John Harbaugh.
Culley made his debut as an NFL head coach on September 13 when the Texans met with Jacksonville Jaguars.
Born in Sparta Tennessee in 1955, he was a point guard in basketball, a pitcher in baseball, and a quarterback in football at White County High School. Culley was the first African-American to play quarterback at Vanderbilt, where he was the first African-American to do so in school history.
In 1978, Culley began his coaching career at Austin Peay State University as a running backs coach. Culley returned to his alma mater, Vanderbilt University, as the wide receivers coach in 1979.
Culley coached in Texas for five years, serving as the offensive coordinator at UTEP in 1989 and 1990 and the receivers coach at Texas A&M in 1991-93. "He'll do a fantastic job," said R.C. Slocum, who hired Culley at Texas A&M. "He's the type of player who wants to play for him in the clubhouse. He'll rouse the troops to his side."
After a 16-year collegiate career, Culley has 27 years of NFL coaching experience and 43 years of total coaching experience. Culley has won 10 division championships, made the playoffs in 17 different seasons, and participated in six conference championship games in his NFL coaching career.
Meanwhile, Culley has also been recognised for being a high-energy man who can connect with gamers and persuade them to join. Of course, with the Texans' unhappy Deshaun Watson, that's partially what they need. Culley has previously dealt with disgruntled athletes, such as Terrell Owens, who refused to contact his Eagles offensive coordinator and instead preferred to speak with Culley.