(SportsRadio 610) - The Texans interviewed their fourth head coaching candidate Tuesday, the team announced on social media.
Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon is the latest to interview for the vacant position. The Texans fired David Culley last Thursday after just one season as head coach. They interviewed former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores the next day, then Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and Florida Atlanta wide receivers coach Hines Ward over the weekend.
Gannon, 39, just finished his first season as the Eagles' defensive coordinator after spending three seasons coaching defensive backs for the Indianapolis Colts.
The Eagles, who lost in the Wild Card round to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the weekend, finished the season ranked 25th in defensive DVOA, which measures efficiency.
The Texans note on their website that Gannon oversaw a secondary that helped the Colts rank sixth in interceptions (45), ninth in scoring defense (22.5 ppg) and 10th in both total defense (339.5 ypg) and red zone defense 55.9 pct.) from 2018-20.
Gannon also worked under former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, who was also just recently fired, from 2014-17. During that period, Minnesota ranked second in red zone defense (48.6 percent) and third in scoring defense (18.8 points per game), total defense (319.9 yards per game), passing defense (214.6 yards per game) and third-down defense (35.1 percent).
Gannon worked as the Titans' defensive assistant/quality control coach during the 2012-13 seasons after holding the same position with the Atlanta Falcons in 2007. From 2009-11, Gannon spent time in several scouting roles with the Rams.