Jack Easterby, the former character coach with the Patriots during the past six years, spanning three championships, is headed to Houston.
The Texans announced they’ve hired Easterby as their Executive Vice President of Team Development.
Easterby reportedly opted to leave the Patriots last month given his contract was up. He was an integral part of the organization, an important behind-the-scenes member of the staff.
Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater put it in perspective in a recent Herald story.
“Obviously, Jack’s main mission here is faith-based and faith-oriented. But I think Jack has been able to establish a lot of relationships with guys, in building their lives as men,” Slater said. “A lot of times, I think that’s something that’s overlooked in the NFL. It’s so performance-based. You lose sight of what’s going on in life. I think Jack’s value here, you can’t put it into its proper place. His value is huge. He’s built into the lives of so many guys. His time here has been very special to me personally, and I think to a lot of guys here.”