How well do you know the Texans coaching staff?
We interviewed Houston's assistant coaches this offseason and learned some interesting facts, some of which have absolutely nothing to do with football.
Here are five things you probably didn't know about special teams coordinator, Bob Ligashesky:
- Everyone calls him Lig. Bill O'Brien calls him Liggy. It's been that way most of his life.
"Ever since I've been young - even my parents in a crowd when they want to get a hold of me, they
just yell, 'Lig!'" Ligashesky said in an exclusive interview with Texans TV. "It's been a long time."
- Though he's mostly coached special teams in his career, he also coached linebackers at Bowling Green for nine years.
- One of his mentors in coaching was the late Frank Gansz.
"Gansz was a guy I met at a clinic in Pittsburgh," Ligashesky said. "For my last two years at the University of Pittsburgh, I had a chance to interact with him directly in coaching and about life. He ended up speaking at my wedding. He coached in the National Football League for 24 years and won a Super Bowl with the Rams."
- The other coach who had a strong influence on him was Pete Rodriguez.
"(He) was the special teams coach of the decade when he was in Seattle."
- Ligashesky grew up in the Pittsburgh area. Needless to say, the 2008 season for him was a special one, as he was an assistant on that squad's staff.
"Probably my most memorable moment was being from Pittsburgh and winning a Super Bowl at Pittsburgh with my family there," Ligashesky said. "That was just a dream come. Having an opportunity to win the Super Bowl in Pittsburgh with mine and my wife's family there was one of my most treasured memories."
To see more of Ligashesky's interview, tune in to Texans 360 Saturday at 11 p.m. on ABC KTRK-13.
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