Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans: Texans Fire Special Teams Coach Joe Marciano

In another coaching change for the Houston Texans, they have relieved special teams coordinator Joe Marciano of his duties. This comes on the heels of the Texans firing head coach Gary Kubiak this afternoon announced by team Owner Bob McNair.

Marciano has spent 12 seasons with the Texans, and it started in 2002 when he joined the new franchise from day one. He has spent 28 seasons in the NFL , and his departure comes as no surprise with the recent play of the special teams. With Marciano being let go the Texans have promoted the special team assistant coach Bob Ligashesky to the position for the remainder of the season.

Ligashesky joined the Texans coaching staff last March. He is in his 10th NFL season and has an additional 19 years coaching experience in the collegiate ranks. Ligashesky served as special teams coordinator for Tampa Bay in 2012 and was the special teams coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2007-09 and the St. Louis Rams from 2005-06. While with the Steelers in 2008, Pittsburgh led the NFL in kickoff return average allowed and ranked fourth in the league in punt return average allowed on the way to winning the Super Bowl.

Ligashesky was also a special teams assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2004 and Oakland Raiders in 2011, and served as tight ends coach for the Denver Broncos in 2010.

Tags: Bob Ligashesky Bob McNair Gary Kubiak Houston Texans Joe Marciano NFL

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