According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Houston Texans are expected to hire Indianapolis Colts assistant special teams coach Frank Ross as their new special teams coordinator:
The #Texans are expected to hire Frank Ross as their special teams coordinator, source said. Ross worked in personnel alongside new GM Nick Caserio in New England and most recently was an assistant with the #Colts.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 2, 2021
Ross interviewed with the Texans for their special teams opening last week.
Ross just finished his 3rd season as the Colts assistant special teams coach, having previously had 5 years of NFL experience in player personnel with the New England Patriots (2011-12, 2015-17). He coached two seasons at his alma mater, John Carroll University (‘10).
Ross rejoins new Texans general manager Nick Caserio in Houston, who previously served as the New England Patriots director of player personnel during Ross’s tenure there. He’s the most recent addition to David Culley’s coaching staff.
Losing Ross would be another blow to the Colts coaching staff, as along with special teams coordinator Bubba Ventrone, he helped coach one of the league’s top units this past season.
The Colts coaching staff has already lost offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni, defensive backs coach Jonathan Gannon, pass game specialist Kevin Patullo, tight ends coach Jason Michael, and running backs coach Tom Rathman (retirement)—with Ross now reportedly joining the long list.