HOUSTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Houston Texans Thursday introduced Gary Kubiak as their new head coach.
For the past 11 seasons, Kubiak, a native of Houston, was the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos. Denver's offense ranked in the top three among the league six different times during his tenure, including the 1997 and '98 Super Bowl championship seasons.
"We felt like the man who would really fill our bill was Gary Kubiak," said team owner Bob McNair at a news conference. "It's clear that Gary is the type of person that can elevate the play of our players."
Kubiak was a back-up quarterback for most of his NFL playing days, and began his NFL coaching career as an assistant in 1994 for San Francisco, which won the Super Bowl that year.
He succeeds Dom Capers, who was fired after the Texans finished with a 2-14 record in 2005. In four seasons, Capers had a record of 18-46.