Robert Saleh (born January 31, 1979) is an American Football coach. He is currently the Linebackers Coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.
Saleh was born in Dearborn, Michigan and is a 1997 graduate of Fordson High School. He attended Northern Michigan University, where he was a four-year starter and an all-conference tight end.
Saleh began his coaching career at the collegiate level in 2002. He spent four years working as a Defensive Assistant with Michigan State University (2002–03), Central Michigan University (2004) and the University of Georgia (2005).
In 2005 Saleh interned with the Houston Texans, working with the defense. In February 2006 he was hired to Gary Kubiak’s staff as a Defensive Quality Control Coach under Defensive Coordinator Richard Smith. In January 2009 he was promoted to Assistant Linebackers Coach. In February 2011, Saleh was hired as the Defensive quality Control Coach for the Seattle Seahawks. He spent three seasons with the Seahawks, including their 2013 championship season when they defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Following the Seahawks’ championship, Saleh was named Linebackers Coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Saleh and his wife, Sanaa, have three sons. Following the Super Bowl Victory Saleh’s hometown of Dearborn honored him with a key to the city and a proclamation for his achievements.
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