Bill O’Brien

Bill O’Brien is an American football coach who got recognition for being the head coach and general manager of the Houston Texans of the National Football League(NFL) which he served for almost 6 years from 2014 until 2020 when O’Brien was fired by the Texans. His job as a head coach came to an end following a disappointing 0-4 start to the 2020 NFL season.

Having his coaching career started since the year of 1993 with Brown University, O’Brien hasn’t stopped experimenting with his job working with over 7 clubs for over 27 years now as of 2020. O’Brien has worked with clubs: Brown, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Duke, New England Patriots, Penn States, and Houston Texans. He was also named Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2012 and also had received the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award for the NCAA’s top head coach.

With the news of O’Brien(also known as “BOB”) getting fired hit the ground, Houston’s fans and even Twitter went absolutely nuts as, by the end of his tenure, he turned out to be an infamous character and was also embraced as the worst of the worst among head coaches every week.

What is Bill O’Brien’s most well-known achievement?

Former head coach of the National Football League’s Houston Texans (NFL).

Where did Bill O’Brien get his start?

Bill O’Brien was born in the United States on October 23, 1969, in Dorchester, Massachusetts. William James O’Brien is his given name. He is an American citizen. O’Brien is of White descent, and his zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Bill O’Brien was one of three sons born to John O’Brien (father) and Anne Murphy O’Brien in a well-to-do household (mother). Since his youth, both of his parents have been supportive of him and his desire to pursue a career in sports.

Bill and his two brothers, John and Tom, grew up in Andover, Massachusetts. After graduating from high school, he attended St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers before enrolling at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he played defensive end and linebacker for the Brown Bears from 1990 to 1992.

Highlights of Bill O’Brien’s Career

In 1993, Bill O’Brien started his professional coaching career with Brown. For a year, he was the team’s tight ends coach in 1993 and inside linebackers coach in 1994.

He started coaching Georgia Tech as an offensive graduate assistant for the next three seasons, from 1995 to 1997.

He then went on to coach the Yellow Jackets’ running backs for two seasons, from 1998 to 2000.

For the 2002 season, O’Brien was also an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Georgia Tech, where he also worked as an assistant head coach.

He became the offensive coordinator at Notre Dame in 2002. In 2003, he left the job to coach running backs at the University of Maryland, where he remained for two seasons.

He was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Duke in 2005.

He was recruited as an offensive assistant by the New England Patriots on February 27, 2007. He was promoted to wide receivers coach a year later.

He worked for the Patriots as a quarterbacks coach and offensive play-caller before becoming offensive coordinator in 2011. Via Super Bowl XLVI, he was the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots.

He signed a four-year contract to become the head coach of Penn State on January 5, 2012. He was named the 15th head football coach at Penn State, succeeding Joe Paterno.

On September 15, 2012, O’Brien’s first win as the head coach of Penn State was a 34–7 victory over the United States Naval Academy.

On November 27, 2012, O’Brien was named Big Ten Coach of the Year after leading State to the most wins by a first-year head coach in school history.

O’Brien was introduced as the head coach of the Houston Texans on January 2, 2014.

His first season ended with a 9-7 record, and his second season ended with a 9-7 record, which earned the team its first AFC South championship.

The squad finished 9-7 for the third year in a row, winning the AFC South title for the second year in a row.

O’Brien was given a four-year extension on January 13, 2018. However, the team’s seasons were not as good, as they lost nine out of ten games in 2017.

On January 28, 2020, O’Brien was appointed general manager of the Houston Texans.

With his decision to trade wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals, O’Brien came under fire.

On October 5, 2020, O’Brien was fired by the Texans after a 0–4 start to the 2020 NFL season.

Honors and Certificates

The Paul “Bear” Bryant Award is given to a person who has made a significant contribution to (2012)

Coach of the Year in the Big Ten (2012)

Coach of the Year: Maxwell (2012)

Coach of the Year, AT&T-ESPN (2012)

Bill O’Brien is a husband and father.

Colleen O’Brien, O’Brien’s only child, is his life partner. Jack and Michael, the couple’s two sons, were born to them. However, their older son, Jack, suffers from a rare brain condition known as lissencephaly. However, the O’Briens have continued to live a happy life.

Bill O’Brien’s net worth is estimated to be in the millions of dollars.

Bill O’Brien’s professional career as a football coach has won him a lot of money. O’Brien began his coaching career in 1993, when he was 24 years old, and has served as a perfect head coach for over two decades.

Despite facing many backlashes and negative forces since his retirement from Houston, Texas on October 5, 2020, O’Brien has stayed solid and is unlikely to give up on his dreams.

O’Brien has amassed a healthy fortune of about $7 million as a result of his outstanding work as a coordinator for seven different football teams and as the head coach of Houston, Texas for over six years. As a head coach, he earned about $3 million per year.

Bill O’Brien’s Height

Bill O’Brien is a good-looking athletic man in his 50s. He stands tall with a height of 6ft. 4inch.(1.93m) while his body weighs around 70kg(154 lbs). He has a fair complexion with bald hair and blue eyes.

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