The Houston Texans have hired Doug Colman to become its assistant special teams coach, according to a report from ShoreNewsToday.com.

Colman, was an All-South Jersey football player at Ocean City High School and championship coach at Absegami.  During his five years at Absegami, his teams were 40-14 and the Braves won three straight conference titles, the only three in school history, and played in two South Jersey finals, winning the Group 4 title in 2006. He had a 6-3 record in four playoff years, the only six NJSIAA playoff wins in Absegami history.

Prior to taking this job, Colman was coaching linebackers and special teams at Coastal Carolina. Ironically, Colman is being replaced at Coastal Carolina by Ryan Goodman, an Absegami graduate who played for Colman his senior year.

Colman was also a former sixth-round draft pick that spent time in the NFL as a player with the Giants, Browns and Titans.

Colman played six seasons in the NFL. He was a sixth round draft choice of the New York Giants, being named Giants’ Special Teams Player of the Year as a rookie. He played in Super Bowl XXXIV with the Tennessee Titans.

Colman was named South Jersey Defensive Player of the Year his senior year at Ocean City High School. He also was a fullback for the Raiders, gaining 1,272 career yards, currently the 21st highest total in school history.