HOUSTON – The Houston Texans promoted Bob Ligashesky from special teams assistant to special teams coordinator today. In a corresponding personnel move, Joe Marciano was relieved of his duties as special teams coordinator.
Ligashesky joined the Texans coaching staff last March. He is in his 10th NFL season and has an additional 19 years coaching experience in the collegiate ranks. Ligashesky served as special teams coordinator for Tampa Bay in 2012 and was the special teams coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2007-09 and the St. Louis Rams from 2005-06. While with the Steelers in 2008, Pittsburgh led the NFL in kickoff return average allowed and ranked fourth in the league in punt return average allowed on the way to winning the Super Bowl.
Ligashesky was also a special teams assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2004 and Oakland Raiders in 2011, and served as tight ends coach for the Denver Broncos in 2010.