The five-time Super Bowl champion Romeo Crennel becomes a head coach for the third time in his career as he is elevated from assistant head coach of the Texans to take over the head coaching spot for the fired Bill O’Brien . Crennel has prior head coaching experience as he was a head coach with Cleveland (2005-2008) and Kansas City (2011-2012). In Kansas City, he was the interim head coach in 2011 before being named the permanent head coach for the 2012 season.
Crennel has been with the Texans since 2014 and has served in various leadership positions, including defensive coordinator (2014-16, 2018-19) and assistant head coach (2017, 2020).
Crennel has been a NFL coach since 1981 for various organizations. He is known for his work with the defensive line.
The 73-year old Crennel also coached in college, getting his start at his alma mater Western Kentucky in 1970, before moving to Texas Tech, Ole Miss and Georgia Tech before joining the NFL.