Bob Ligashesky
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Position:Special teams coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1962-06-02) June 2, 1962 (age 61)
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Career information
High school:McKees Rocks (PA) Sto-Rox
Career history
As a coach:
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 Minnesota. Ligashesky has been as assistant coach with several teams in the National Football League (NFL).

Playing career

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 career

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]

Following the staff's dismissal at Illinois, Ligashesky was hired by Scot Loeffler to be the special teams coordinator at Bowling Green in March 2021.[4]

Ligashesky was hired as Syracuse's Special teams coordinator on December 9, 2021.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Texans Promote Bob Ligashesky". Houston Texans. Archived from the original on December 11, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "Fired Texans special-teams coach Bob Ligashesky 'appreciates' opportunity". Ultimate Texans. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  3. ^ "Illini Football Adds Bob Ligashesky as Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach – The Illini Room". The Illini Room. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  4. ^ Barnett, Zach. "Sources: Bowling Green filling out defensive staff". Football Scoop. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  5. ^ "Orange Hire Bob Ligashesky as Special Teams Coordinator". Syracuse University Athletics. December 9, 2021.
  6. ^ Leiker, Emily (18 August 2022). "Meet the new faces of the SU football coaching staff". Retrieved 19 August 2022.