The Houston Texans announced Friday that special teams coordinator Brad Seely has retired after 31 NFL seasons.
“I’ve been incredibly fortunate to spend over 30 years in the NFL coaching the game I love,” said Seely in a statement. “I want to thank each and every coach, player and staff member I worked with from when I entered the league in 1989 until now. I’ve been blessed to be a part of some of the best organizations in professional sports and I will forever cherish the friendships and memories I’ve made around the league.”
“Brad Seely is one of the best special teams coaches in NFL history and his contributions to the game have been unparalleled,” said Texans Head Coach and General Manager Bill O’Brien. “I first met Brad when we were both assistant coaches in New England and immediately recognized his ability to connect with his players and teach them about the game in his own unique way. Brad has won at every stop in his 30-year career and his résumé of three Super Bowl victories and five conference championship appearances speaks for itself. It was an honor and privilege to coach alongside Brad and I will always consider him a friend. On behalf of the entire Texans organization, we wish him and his family the best in his retirement.”
Seely, 63, began his coaching career back in 1978 as a graduate assistant at South Dakota State. He took his first NFL coaching job with the Colts in 1989 as their special teams/TEs coach.
From there, Seely worked for a number of teams including the Panthers, Patriots, Browns, 49ers and Raiders before the Texans hired him as their special teams coordinator in 2018.
In 2019, the Texans’ special teams unit rated No. 5 in the league, according to Football Outsiders.