Gary Kubiak (Houston Texans)
Gary Kubiak was one of the architects and perfecters of the zone blocking scheme in the 90s with head coach Mike Shanahan in Denver, and he perfected his craft into the mid-2000s before being hired by the Houston Texans, a 2002 expansion team.
Kubiak was tasked with making the Texans relevant, and he did just that.
From 2006-2013, Kubiak built the Texans into a legitimate contender in the AFC South, the same division where everyone had to compete with Peyton Manning on an annual basis.
The Texans wound up competing at a very high level through the 2012 season, but in 2013 things fell apart and Kubiak was let go.
Houston was 2-11 in the 2013 season when Kubiak was let go, and he was hired the next offseason as the offensive coordinator in Baltimore.
The Texans had some really good teams in 2011 and 2012, but were unable to get past some of the other stellar teams in the AFC. He became head coach of the Denver Broncos in 2015 and joined forces with a former nemesis in Peyton Manning, and together they won a Super Bowl.