|Illinois Fighting Illini|
|Position:||Special teams coordinator|
|Born:||June 2, 1962|
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
|High school:||McKees Rocks (PA) Sto-Rox|
|Career highlights and awards
Bob Ligashesky (born June 2, 1962) is an American football coach. He is the special teams coordinator at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Ligashesky has been as assistant coach with several teams in the National Football League (NFL).
Ligashesky has coached for the Jacksonville Jaguars (2004) and the St. Louis Rams (2005–2006) of the National Football League (NFL). Ligashesky was hired on January 29, 2007 as the Pittsburgh Steelers special teams coach after Kevin Spencer left to coach for the Arizona Cardinals. He was hired when Mike Tomlin became head coach after Bill Cowher resigned early in 2007. He was released by the Steelers on January 7, 2010.
From 2013 to 2015, he worked as the special teams coordinator for the Houston Texans. He was released in January 2016 after a devastating loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Wild-Card playoff game.
As a college football coach, Ligashesky has coached at the University of Pittsburgh, Bowling Green State University and Kent State University. Ligashesky was also a graduate assistant at Arizona State University and Wake Forest University.
- ↑ "Texans Promote Bob Ligashesky". Houston Texans. http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Texans-Promote-Bob-Ligashesky/1ee9368e-8ed0-4819-8217-f9026785dd1c. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
- ↑ "Fired Texans special-teams coach Bob Ligashesky 'appreciates' opportunity" (in en-US). http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2016/01/dismissed-as-texans-special-teams-coach-bob-ligashesky-appreciates-opportunity/.
- ↑ "Illini Football Adds Bob Ligashesky as Special Teams Coordinator/ Tight Ends Coach – The Illini Room" (in en-US). http://illiniroom.com/illini-football-adds-bob-ligashesky-special-teams-coordinator-tight-ends-coach/.
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