Kollar the Texans' new D-line coach
The Texans have announced that Bill Kollar is their new assistant head coach/defensive line.
That leaves just one remaining hole on Gary Kubiak's staff -- at strength and conditioning coach.
Kollar and new defensive backs coach David Gibbs will speak at a news conference later this afternoon.
Background on Kollar, who spent the last three years in the same post in Buffalo, from the Texans:
Kollar has 20 years of experience coaching in the NFL, including the last 19 as a defensive line coach. Prior to his stint with Buffalo, Kollar coached the line in St. Louis from 2001-05 and spent 11 years in Atlanta from 1990-2000. He began his coaching career as a defensive assistant/special teams for Tampa Bay in 1984. He has made two Super Bowl appearances in his coaching career with the Falcons in 1998 and the Rams in 2001.
Kollar, 56, spent a year as a graduate assistant at Illinois in 1985 following his year in Tampa Bay. He was promoted to defensive line/special teams coach for the Illini in 1986 and spent two years in that position. Kollar assumed the same role at Purdue from 1988-89 before returning to the NFL.
Kollar was an All-America defensive lineman at Montana State and earned the Most Valuable Player award at the 1974 Senior Bowl. He was selected in the first round (23rd overall) of the 1974 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals and played eight seasons for Cincinnati and Tampa Bay.