HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans now have the NFL's only female director of their team's media relations department.
The team promoted Amy Palcic to senior director of communications. She replaces Kevin Cooper, who left after 14 years with the organization to become the senior director of communications for Houston's Super Bowl Host Committee.
This is Palcic's fourth year with the Texans. She previously spent a decade with the Cleveland Browns and rose to be the Browns' communications director during her time there. She is the first woman to lead the Texans' media relations department.
About two thirds of NFL teams have a woman on their media relations staff in some capacity.
The city of Houston has two women running the media relations for their major sports teams. Tracey Hughes is the Houston Rockets' director of Media and Player Relations. She is one of three women heading NBA media relations departments, along with Sarah Melton of the Mavericks and Julie Fie of the Suns.