By Dorothy J. Gentry
Former San Francisco 49’ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans was named head coach of the Houston Texans on Tuesday. The deal is reportedly for six years.
“For so many reasons, DeMeco is everything we are looking for in a leader and coach for our organization,” Texans owner Cal McNair said in a statement. “He has a proven track record for developing high-quality players and constantly innovated his defensive scheme over the last six seasons in San Francisco.
“Being the head coach of the Houston Texans is my dream job and my family is thrilled to be back in H-Town,” Ryans, 38, said in a statement. “I have been around the game of football my entire life and I’ve always had a natural ability to lead others. I know what it takes to win and be successful in this league as both a player and coach.
Ryans will be officially introduced as the franchise’s sixth full-time coach on Thursday.