Who Is Robert Livingston? is what some Colorado football fans want to know. They are eager to know whether Coach Prime has brought the right man to fix their defense.
A William & Mary alum, Robert Livingston, the new DC of Coloardo, had been working with the Bengals since 2012. Livingston is one of many football coaches to come out from William & Mary.
Buffalo Bills’ quarterbacks coach, Joe Brady, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach, Mike Tomlin, and Bills head coach, Sean McDermott, are a few graduates of William & Mary. They are certainly doing something right at William & Mary.
Many fans believe Robert left the Bengals and joined Colorado after understanding he wouldn’t be promoted to a higher position. Coming to Colorado could boost him to a higher position in the coming years.
Livingston is replacing Charles Kelly and is set to help the Colorado defense that was made the butt of a joke last season. The team surrendered 34.8 points and 453.3 yards per game in Sanders‘ first season in charge.
The New Colorado DC: Who Is Robert Livingston?
A native of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Robert Livingston graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2009. Livingston, 35, formerly played as a safety before becoming a safety coach.
As a high school student, Robert was all over the map. He went to Hun School (in New Jersey) for a year and enrolled at Michigan for a year and a half. He later graduated from Hendersonville High School.
After his college graduation, Livingston spent a year at William & Mary as an assistant coach before joining Furman in the same position. A year later, he coached at Vanderbilt in the same position.
Robert’s interviews back when he was still a player show that those close to him knew he could become a great coach in the future.
William & Mary’s defensive coordinator, Bob Shoop, praised Robert in a 2009 interview. Shoop said, “The best thing I can say about Rob is he’s a student of the game. I think he’s got a great chance to be working in the game on the personnel level once he graduates.”
During his interview, Livingston said he has always dreamt of working in front offices for an NFL team or as a scout. And if that didn’t work out, he wanted to be a coach at some level.
Livingston got what he wanted in 2012. The Cincinnati Bengals hired him as a scout. He was assigned to cover the southeast — primarily the ACC and SEC. Three years later, Robert started working as a defensive quality control and also as a special teams assistant.
In 2016, Robert became Bengals assistant defensive backs coach and a year later was promoted to secondary coach. Before Colorado hired him, Robert worked as a safeties/secondary coach for the last seven years.
Robert Livingston Family
Robert Livingston is the only son of his parents, Rutledge and Beth Pugh Livingston. His grandfather, also named Robert, played football at Hendersonville.
Rutledge followed in his father’s footsteps and played football at Hendersonville before playing for Clemson. Unlike his son, Rutledge isn’t a football coach and is actually a Real Estate Professional.
He has also served as a Director of Sales for Lake Keowee. In 2016, Rutledge’s company built a half-sized football field with a “Tiger Paw” logo to support the Clemson Tigers against the Crimson Tide.
In an interview, Rutledge said, “We have such a strong relationship with the university, and we wanted to find a unique way to show our support while the football team is on a truly historic run.”
Robert has a sister named Jane Livingston Hollenbeck, and she has shared a handful of family photos on her social media handle.
The football coach is married to Tricia Cronin Livingston, with whom he shares four kids- a boy and three girls. Tricia is available on Facebook but hasn’t been active for a long time. The couple tied the knot in 2015.