David Andrew Liggio

David Andrew Liggio, 65, a resident of League City, Texas, passed away on March 3, 2023.  David was born October 22, 1957, in Texas City, Texas to parents Nick Paul Liggio and Katie Ramsey Liggio.

David spent his lifetime in the Dickinson and League City area. He was a graduate of Dickinson High School, where he was a track athlete all four years, and received his degree in Kinesiology from Sam Houston State University. Following his graduation, David worked with his father and mother at their family business, Liggio’s Exxon Service Station located in the heart of Dickinson. In 1987 he began his teaching and coaching career at McAdams Junior High in Dickinson Independent School District where he worked for 18 years. In 2005 David transferred to Westbrook Intermediate School in Clear Creek Independent School District where he worked 18 years and was still working at his death. Throughout his teaching and coaching career, David taught Physical Education and coached football, track, cross country, and basketball. His family and fellow coaches would tell you that David maintained a high standard for himself and his athletes and was a stickler for details that sometimes frustrated his colleagues. Lovingly referred to as “Ligg, the Legend” by his Westbrook colleagues, he prided himself on attending to all of the behind the scenes, mundane tasks that helped make practices and events run smoothly. He dearly loved his students, athletes, and colleagues and was proud of his teaching experiences in both Dickinson and Clear Creek.

David dedicated his life to his children, family and students. He had a devoted and loving relationship with his children. A simple man, he relished in spending time with family and friends over a home-cooked meal (never cooked by David), playing bocce ball or cornhole in the backyard, and sharing stories from his childhood or coaching career. He enjoyed watching all sports, especially his beloved Dallas Cowboys and his Houston Astros and was a sore loser when they lost. He loved spending time playing with his young great nieces and nephews and was affectionately referred to as Uncle Tickles by some.  He had a great and somewhat irreverent sense of humor, and loved to laugh and make others smile. His kind and humble manner, genuineness, and dependability all made him a great coach, mentor, and friend.

David was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a past member of Shrine of the True Cross Church, and a member of Clear Creek Community Church. He is preceded in death by his mother and father and his sister-in-law, Ann Liggio.

David leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter, Madeline Renee Liggio, and fiancé, Stephen Gunnerson; his son, Nicholas Robert Liggio; his former wife, Shannon Renee Liggio; his brothers Michael Liggio and wife Debbie; Joseph Liggio; sisters Kathy Falco and husband, Matt; Diane Martin and husband John; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In his honor, there will be a visitation on Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm At Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson. A Rosary will follow at 7:00pm.  A funeral mass will be held on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 10:30am, also at Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church. Interment will be held at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery after the mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Westbrook Intermediate Athletic Program, or to the following mental health services that work with our local students and children: The Alliance – Clear Creek, and Gulf Coast Center – Galveston County.


Gulf Coast Center – Galveston County

Personal or cashier’s checks payable to Gulf Coast Center, 4444 West Main St., League City TX 77573.

Donations to the Westbrook Athletic Program may be made in the form of personal or cashier’s checks payable to Westbrook Intermediate School with “Coach Liggio” in the memo line.


  1. My children cherished Coach Liggio. He was such a caring coach and left a positive impression on their hearts. We all will miss him very much. God Bless him. Love, The Davila Family

    Linda Davila
  2. I miss you, Uncle David!💔

  3. My sympathy to the family.

    Joy Dibello
  4. Thank you for dedicating so much of your life to encouraging and supporting young athletes. Your legacy will continue through all the lives you´ve touched. Wishing your family, friends, colleagues and students peace and strength.

    Raffetto family
  5. My deepest condolences to the family.

    Joan Malmrose
  6. Words can not express my sorrow. My thoughts are with the entire Liggio family. Theresa Denise

    Theresa Denise Primm
  7. Thank you for being the coach that inspired me to run back in 7th grade. Now I’m off to college next year and will forever keep a piece of you in my heart. 💜

    Raymond Felton
    • My thoughts and prayers are with Liggio Family at this difficult time.

      Georgia Chapman
  8. Our hearts our saddened at word of David’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Liggio Family and everyone who knew and loved David.

    Dr. Larry and Mrs. Linda DeWitt
  9. Coach liggio was a great coach to many of us who came through the ccisd system, thank you for helping me start my career in track and field. Prayers to your family❤️

    Brandon Taylor
  10. David was my dear Dickinson friend in the mid 1970s, we would cruise the streets in our Oldsmobile Cutlasses and listen to rock and roll at a very loud volume. We also attended Sam Houston State University in the late 70s. Sweetest man you could ever meet. Prayers for the Liggio family, may God give you peace and comfort.

    Richard Adams
  11. My deepest condolences to the family. Coach was a inspiration to so many young athletes on and off the field. He will be missed.

    The Johnson Family
  12. I will remember David as a gentle friend to Steve, Matthew and me, and an especially good friend and co-coach to Steve. David was always thinking of his children, family and students. My condolences to David’s family, and prayers for peace and comfort.

    Beth Hetico
  13. Sincere condolences to your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

    Ruby Bell
  14. This is such a devastating tragedy. David was such a kind man and will be missed by so many. My thoughts, prayers, and hugs go out to everyone grieving his loss.

    Lee Anne Collins
  15. What a wonderful and caring man, taken way too early. I always enjoyed our talks when we worked together at Westbrook! You are sorely missed David. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

    Debi Schieb Peugh
  16. With deepest sympathy, praying for David’s family. May God’s grace provide comfort and peace. Rest in Peace David.
    Love and Blessings,
    Sam and Linda Salvato

    Linda Salvato
  17. Thank you for being the best coach to your students and me! You were the one that encouraged me to run in 8th grade this year. Your shadow will always be in my heart. My sincere condolences and prayers are with your family and friends. 我从最低的心感谢您对我的待遇。

    Lawrence Li
  18. I will remember Coach Liggio as my coach in 6th and 7th grade. He helped me a lot in PE. It’s sad seeing him go. I feel very sorry and sad to his family. David Liggio didn’t deserve what happened to him. I wish his family best of luck in the future!

    Jimmy Biscuit
  19. What a fitting tribute in this morning’s service. Jasper’s homily was such an important message as we still try to cope with David’s death. Will always remember our days at Shrine of the True Cross and DHS.

    Lee Stebbins

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