John Butler (American football coach)

John Butler
Current position
TitleDefensive backs coach
TeamHouston Texans
Biographical details
Born (1973-04-03) April 3, 1973 (age 44)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1995 Catholic (DB)
1996 Catholic (DC)
1997-1998 Texas (GA)
1999-2000 Midwestern State (DC/LB/S)
2001-2002 Southwest Texas State (ST/S)
2003-2006 Harvard (ST/LB)
2007-2010 Minnesota (ST/LB)
2011 South Carolina (ST/Spur LB)
2012 Penn State (DB)
2013 Penn State (DC/DB)
2014-present Houston Texans (DB)


John Butler (given birth to Apr 3, 1973) can be an American soccer coach who’s currently the supplementary trainer for the Houston Texans. He previously offered as defensive planner and supplementary trainer for the Penn Condition Nittany Lions. He was marketed to that function from supplementary trainer on January 9, 2013 over longer-tenured protective assistants Larry Johnson and Ron Vanderlinden. Ahead of functioning at Penn Condition, he offered at a number of schools as an helper coach, mainly for linebackers or particular groups, including at SC and Minnesota.

Coaching career

Butler began his training career while an associate in his alma mater, Catholic School, being a defensive backs trainer before getting promoted to defensive planner in 1996. Then progressed to Tx, where he offered being a graduate helper under both John Mackovic and Mack Dark brown in 1997 and 1998 respectively. After spending another four years in the low levels of university football, he came back to the Soccer Dish Subdivision (FBS) in 2003 with Harvard, where he proved helpful as the linebackers trainer and special groups trainer. His first link with Ted Roof originated from 2007-2010 while doing work for the Minnesota Golden Gophers as the linebackers trainer under Roof. The Houston Texans employed Butler being a protective associate in the off-season, but was employed by SC where he offered for one calendar year. Butler re-united with Roof on Costs O'Brien's personnel at Penn Condition. After Roof transferred back again to his alma mater at Georgia Technology, Butler was marketed to protective planner over two more capable assistants, linebackers trainer Ron Vanderlinden and protective line trainer Larry Johnson. In early 2014, Butler still left Penn State to become listed on O'Brien's Houston Texans personnel as secondary trainer.