Robert Damien "Bob" DeBesse is an American football coach.
DeBesse attended Stratford High School in Houston, Texas and earned his bachelor of science in Education at the Southwest Texas State University in 1982.
He is the offensive coordinator of the New Mexico Lobos. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Southwest Texas State, before being hired as an offensive assistant to Jim Wacker at Texas Christian University. In 1990 he was appointed offensive coordinator.
DeBesse followed Wacker to Minnesota in 1992.
He succeeded Jim Bob Helduser as head coach at his alma mater in 1997. After mediocre success, DeBesse was replaced by Manny Matsakis in 2003.
He joined Joe Tiller"s staff at Purdue as wide receivers coach. From 2006 to 2007, he coached the same position under Dennis Franchione at Texas Agricultural and Mechanical. Coach Dennis Franchione resigned from Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University at the end of the 2007.
Bob Debesse wasn"t retained by the newly hired head coach of Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University and has since been hired to coach the defensive backs at Agricultural and Mechanical Consolidated High School located in College Station, Texas.
In January 2010 DeBesse was hired as the offensive coordinator at Sam Houston State University.