Joe Marciano is the Special Teams Coordinator for the Houston Texans.
Highly regarded in his field, in large part to spending over 20 years coaching special teams, Marciano enters his eighth season with the team.
The first professional football job for Marciano came as a special teams and tight end coach for the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars (USFL). During his time with the team he helped the Stars win two league championships.
In the 1986 season Marciano joined his first NFL team, the New Orleans Saints, under the same position. He would spend 10 years with the team before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 1997-98 seasons with the Buccaneers would likely be considered Marciano's most successful seasons.
During that time Tampa Bay set club records in yards per kickoff return (17.6), kickoff return average (23.7) and punt return average (13.7). The Buccaneers finished first in the NFL in opponent net punting and opponent field-goal percentage in 1997 as well.
Marciano’s special teams unit showed big play potential in the 2007 season, tying three NFL records.
The Texans tied the NFL single-season record with four kickoff returns for touchdowns, while becoming just the fourth team in the league's history to accomplish such a feat.
During the 2008 season Marciano's special teams ranked third in the NFL in punt return average (12.1). Kicker Kris Brown scored a team-record 124 points and Wide Receiver Jacoby Jones returned two punts for touchdowns.