Bob Ligashesky

Bob Ligashesky
Illinois Fighting Illini
Position: Special teams coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-06-02) June 2, 1962
Place of birth: McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Career information
High school: McKees Rocks (PA) Sto-Rox
College: Indiana (PA)
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards

Bob Ligashesky (born June 2, 1962) is an American football coach serving as the special teams coordinator and tight end coach for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini.

Coaching career

Ligashesky has coached for the NFL's St. Louis Rams (2005–2006) and the Jacksonville Jaguars (2004). 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 2013-15, he worked as the special teams coordinator for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL).[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.

College career

Ligashesky was a 3-year letter winner as a defensive back at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from IUP in 1985.

On March 17, 2016, he was hired as the University of Illinois Fighting Illini's special teams coordinator and tight end coach.[3]

High school career

Ligashesky was a linebacker for the Sto-Rox High School Vikings.


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