Football Coaching Staff

Alex Golesh - Running Backs Coach/Recruiting Coordinator


Alex Golesh will be the Rockets’ running backs coach and recruiting coordinator. He spent the past three seasons as a graduate assistant, 2006-07 at Northern Illinois and 2008 at Oklahoma State. Golesh worked with the outside linebackers at Oklahoma State, helping the Cowboys to a 9-3 record and a berth in the Holiday Bowl. At NIU, Golesh worked for one season assisting with defensive video preparation and one season working with the offensive line.


Golesh got his start in the coaching business as a student assistant coach while attending Ohio State as an undergraduate. He spent two-and-a-half years aiding the Buckeyes’ defensive coaches, with responsibilities that included working with the defensive line and helping to break down film. During his time at Ohio State, the Buckeyes claimed the 2005 Big Ten Championship and went on to earn a victory in the Fiesta Bowl over Notre Dame, and posted a win in the 2004 Alamo Bowl over Oklahoma State.


Golesh also spent one year as a defensive line coach in a first-year football program at newly opened Westerville Central High School while at Ohio State.


"I’ve been around Alex a long time, first at Ohio State and then at Oklahoma State. He’s the type of aggressive coach I want in this program," said Beckman. "He enjoys teaching and coaching young men. I think he’s a great fit."


A three-year letterwinner in football at Dublin Scioto High School, Golesh helped his team to a 10-2 record and postseason berth as a senior.


Golesh was born in Moscow, Russia, but grew up in Dublin, OH. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Ohio State in 2006, and is currently working on his master’s degree.


Alex Golesh’s Coaching History 
2009 Toledo - Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator
2008 Oklahoma State - Graduate Assistant
2006-07 Northern Illinois - Graduate Assistant
2005 Westerville Central High School - Defensive Line