Bob Ligashesky
Illinois Fighting Illini
Position:Special teams coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1962-06-02) June 2, 1962 (age 57)
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Career information
High school:McKees Rocks (PA) Sto-Rox
College:Indiana (PA)
Career history
As coach:
* Wake Forest (1985)
Graduate assistant
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (XLIII)

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).

Playing careerEdit

Ligashesky was a linebacker for the Sto-Rox High School Vikings. He was a three-year letter winner as a defensive back at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). He graduated from IUP in 1985.

Coaching careerEdit

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.[1] He was released in January 2016 after a devastating loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Wild-Card playoff game.[2]

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.

On March 17, 2016, he was hired as the special teams coordinator and tight end coach at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.[3]


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