Texans add four coaches to staff


The Houston Texans officially announced the hires of four assistant coaches on Tuesday: defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni, offensive line coach Mike Devlin, offensive assistant Pat O'Hara, and strength and conditioning assistant Brian Bell.

Pasqualoni, who compiled a 107-59-1 record in 14 seasons as the head coach at Syracuse, spent the 2013-14 seasons as the Chicago Bears' offensive line coach. He also coached tight ends (2005) and linebackers (2006-07) with the Dallas Cowboys before becoming the Miami Dolphins' defensive coordinator from 2008-09. Pasqualoni spent a season as Dallas' defensive coordinator in 2010 before taking over as the head coach at Connecticut in 2011.

Devlin spent the past nine seasons with the New York Jets, where he was the offensive line and tight ends coach. He also served on the Arizona Cardinals' staff (2000-03) and at the University of Toledo (2004-05).

O'Hara has spent the past 10 seasons in the Arena Football League, including head coaching stops with the Tri-Cities Fever, Orlando Predators, and New Orleans Voo Doo. Bell had previously worked with Texans head strength and conditioning coach Craig Fitzgerald at Penn State from 2012-13.

In addition to the hires, Anthony Pleasant has been moved from strength and conditioning assistant to defensive assistant.