Veteran NFL Coach Bob Palcic To Guide Slovenia’s Ljubljana Silverhawks

The Ljubljana Silverhawks from Slovenia have decided to bolster their coaching staff for their second season in the Austrian Football League, one of the toughest leagues in Europe, by signing veteran NFL and college coach Bob Palcic as their new head coach.

With over 40 years of coaching in the NFL and the NCAA, Palcic brings incredible experience and success to the Silverhawks. He coached offensive line and tight ends with the New Orleans Saints (2000-2005), Cleveland Browns (1999), Atlanta Falcons (1994-1996) and the Detroit Lions (1997-1998). His teams reached the playoffs three times (1995, 1997, 2000). His college coaching career included stops at Ohio State, University of Wisconsin, University of Southern California, UCLA and Southern Methodist University.

Palcic was also a successful offensive linemen in the NFL, playing in the Pro Bowl three times (1975, 1977, 1983). He was named Pro Bowl MVP (1975) and NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1983). Other accolades include being named to the

  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade Team

Not only does Palcic bring a wealth of football coaching and playing experience to the Silverhawks but he also has Slovenian roots and all members of his family have strong ties to football. His youngest daughter, Monica, is married to former NFL linebacker Mark Simoneau. His other daughter Amy works in media relations for the Houston Texans. And  his son Joe has a rich history of coaching, and is currently the safeties coach for the Miami University RedHawks.

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