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David Culley (born September 17, 1955) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the assistant head coach, wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens from 2019 to 2020.
Culley has many seasons of NFL coaching experience, including four as the Kansas City Chiefs’ assistant head coach and wide receivers coach. He previously worked on Andy Reid's staff with the Philadelphia Eagles for more than a decade.
Culley was born and raised in Sparta, Tennessee. He attended White County High School, where he played point guard in basketball, pitcher in baseball and quarterback in football. Culley played quarterback at Vanderbilt, where he was the first Black person to play the position in school history.
Culley began his coaching career as a running backs coach at Austin Peay State University in 1978. In 1979, Culley joined Vanderbilt University, his alma mater, as their wide receivers coach. Culley then joined as the quarterbacks and running backs coach at Middle Tennessee State University in 1982. In 1983, Culley was hired by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as their wide receivers coach. Culley then served as the quarterbacks coach at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1985. In 1989, Culley was hired by the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) as their offensive coordinator, running backs coach and wide receivers coach. In 1991, Culley then served as the wide receivers coach at Texas A&M University.
In 1994, Culley was hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their wide receivers coach under head coach Sam Wyche.
In 1996, Culley was hired by the Pittsburgh Steelers as their wide receivers coach under head coach Bill Cowher.
In 1999, Culley was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as their wide receivers coach under head coach Andy Reid. In 2011, Culley gained an additional role as senior offensive assistant.
In 2013, Culley followed Andy Reid to the Kansas City Chiefs as his assistant head coach and wide receivers coach.
In 2017, Culley was hired by the Buffalo Bills as their quarterbacks coach under new head coach Sean McDermott. Culley and McDermott both served as assistant coaches for the Philadelphia Eagles under head coach Andy Reid between 1999 and 2010.
In 2019, Culley was hired by the Baltimore Ravens as their assistant head coach, wide receivers coach and passing coordinator under head coach John Harbaugh. He missed the team's week 15 game in 2020 against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to an illness.
On January 29, 2021, Culley was hired to become the head coach of the Houston Texans. Culley became the Texans' fourth head coach and first African-American head coach in franchise history.
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Culley is married to his wife, Carolyn, and they have two children together.
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