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Buccaneers Coaching History

Between 1976 and 2017 there have been ten head coaches for the Buccaneers franchise. Within this time period the team has played 628 games in 41 seasons since joining the NFL. Three Buccaneers coaches, John McKay, Tony Dungy, and Jon Gruden, have taken the Buccaneers to the playoffs, while only Gruden has won the Super Bowl with the team, at Super Bowl XXXVII. The team's all-time leader in games coached is McKay (133) and the leader in wins is Gruden (57) plus 3 postseason victories; Dungy leads all Buccaneers coaches in winning percentage (.563). Leeman Bennett has the lowest winning percentage (.125) of all Buccaneers coaches. The eighth coach, Raheem Morris, was fired on January 2, 2012. On January 26, 2012 Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano was hired as the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach. Schiano posted a record of 11–21 during two seasons in charge, before he was fired on December 30, 2013.

Buccaneers Head Coach John Harvey McKay 1976 - 1984

John Harvey McKay - Head Coach (1976 - 1984)

Coach John McKay was the first head coach of the Buccaneers, holding the reins for nine seasons. He had previously won four national championships with the University of Southern California but was hand-picked by Hugh Culverhouse to take over the expansion franchise Bucs in 1976:
»READ MORE ABOUT COACH MCKAY HERE»

McKay Coaching Statistic
Regular season Playoffs
Games Coached Wins Losses Ties Win% Games Coached Wins Losses Win%
133 44 88 1 .333 4 1 3 .250


VIDEO: Coach McKay Highlights
Buccaneers Head Coach John Harvey McKay 1976 - 1984

Leeman Bennett - Head Coach (1985 - 1986)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired him on January 23, 1985, to replace the retiring John McKay. However, Bennett's previous success did not come with him to Tampa, with consecutive 2-14 finishes in both of his years as coach of the Bucs. On December 29, 1986, he was dismissed by team owner Hugh Culverhouse:
»READ MORE ABOUT COACH BENNETT HERE»

Bennett Coaching Statistic
Regular season Playoffs
Games Coached Wins Losses Ties Win% Games Coached Wins Losses Win%
32 4 28 0 .125 - - - -


VIDEO: Coach Bennett Highlights
Buccaneers Head Coach Ray Perkins 1987 - 1990

Walter Ray Perkins - Head Coach (1987 - 1990)

Ray Perkins was introduced on December 31, 1986 as "my Vince Lombardi " by Hugh Culverhouse. Obviously the Bucs' then-owner knew another person with the same name as the former Packer coaching legend. Perkins was a total disciplinarian and immediately alienated many of his players with three-a-day practice sessions during his first training camp, and ruthless impersonal style in dealing with them:
»READ MORE ABOUT COACH PERKINS HERE»

Perkins Coaching Statistic
Regular season Playoffs
Games Coached Wins Losses Ties Win% Games Coached Wins Losses Win%
60 19 41 0 .211 - - - -


VIDEO: Coach Perkins Highlights
Buccaneers Head Coach Richard Williamson 1990 - 1991

Richard Williamson - Head Coach (1990 - 1991)

Williamson returned to coaching in 1983, when he was hired as an assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs under new coach John Mackovic. After Mackovic was fired following the 1986 season, Williamson was told by the new head coach that he would not be retained. He moved to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, working under fellow former Alabama coach Ray Perkins as offensive coordinator. When Perkins was fired late in the 1990 season, Williamson was named interim head coach:
»READ MORE ABOUT COACH WILLIAMSON HERE»

Williamson Coaching Statistic
Regular season Playoffs
Games Coached Wins Losses Ties Win% Games Coached Wins Losses Win%
19 4 15 0 .211 - - - -


VIDEO: Coach Williamson Highlights
Buccaneers Head Coach Sam Wyche 1992 - 1995

Samuel David "Sam" Wyche - Head Coach (1992 - 1995)

Wyche was hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as head coach in 1992. He spent the next four years as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he drafted Derrick Brooks, Warren Sapp, and John Lynch, players who would be key members of the successful Bucs teams under his successors, Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden. Wyche was dismissed at the conclusion of the 1995 season.:
»READ MORE ABOUT COACH WYCHE HERE»

Wyche Coaching Statistic
Regular season Playoffs
Games Coached Wins Losses Ties Win% Games Coached Wins Losses Win%
64 23 41 0 .359 - - - -


VIDEO: Coach Wyche Highlights
Buccaneers Head Coach Anthony Kevin Tony Dungy 1996 - 2001

Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy - Head Coach (1996 - 2001)

Dungy achieved his dream of being an NFL head coach when he was hired by Rich McKay to reform the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team then well known for its lack of success, on January 22, 1996. Dungy installed his version of the Cover 2 defense with defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin with a few new wrinkles. The result was the now-famous Tampa 2, though Dungy openly admitted it was based on concepts he had picked up from his days in Pittsburgh:
»READ MORE ABOUT COACH Dungy HERE»

Dungy Coaching Statistic
Regular season Playoffs
Games Coached Wins Losses Ties Win% Games Coached Wins Losses Win%
96 54 42 0 .509 6 2 4 .333


VIDEO: Coach Dungy Highlights
Buccaneers Head Coach Jon David Gruden 2002 - 2008

Jon David Gruden - Head Coach (2002 - 2008)

Immediately after arriving in Tampa, Gruden significantly retooled the offense with the addition of numerous free agents. His determination to fix the under-performing offense, so often maligned during Dungy's tenure, inspired Tampa's defense to another #1 ranking, which helped the team to a 12–4 season. Both the offense and defense hit their stride in the playoffs; the Buccaneers posted a playoff per-game point differential of 23 points per game in victory. The Buccaneers Super Bowl vistory:
»READ MORE ABOUT COACH GRUDEN HERE»

Gruden Coaching Statistic
Regular season Playoffs
Games Coached Wins Losses Ties Win% Games Coached Wins Losses Win%
112 57 55 0 .509 5 3 2 .600


VIDEO: Coach Gruden Highlights
Buccaneers Head Coach Raheem Morris  2009 - 2011

Raheem Morris - Head Coach (2009 - 2011)

Morris earned his first victory as a head coach in week 9 against the Green Bay Packers. He finished his first year as the head coach, leading the team to last in the NFC South with a 3–13 record. In his second season, the team finished 10-6, barely missing the playoffs. That seven game turnaround was the best in franchise history.:
»READ MORE ABOUT COACH MORRIS HERE»

Morris Coaching Statistic
Regular season Playoffs
Games Coached Wins Losses Ties Win% Games Coached Wins Losses Win%
48 17 31 0 .354 - - - -


VIDEO: Coach Raheem Highlights
Buccaneers Head Gregory Edward Schiano 2012 - 2013

Gregory Edward Schiano - Head Coach (2012 - 2013)

The Bucs' ninth head coach was Schiano, which was his first head coaching opportunity at the professional football level. The hire was generally considered surprising (as "college" coaches, historically, tend to experience a high rate of failure at the NFL/professional level):
»READ MORE ABOUT COACH SCHIANO HERE»

Schiano Coaching Statistic
Regular season Playoffs
Games Coached Wins Losses Ties Win% Games Coached Wins Losses Win%
32 11 21 0 .250 - - - -


VIDEO: Coach Schiano Highlights
Buccaneers Head Coach Lovie Lee Smith 2014 - 2015

Lovie Lee Smith - Head Coach (2014 - 2015)

Smith was formally introduced as the 10th head coach in franchise history on Monday, January 7, 2014. Talking about his first stint with the Bucs, Smith said: "We did lay a foundation for Tampa Bay Buccaneer football, there's a certain brand of football that you expected from us. That would be relentless, you play hard, physical, but there was a brand of football that you did get from us each week at Raymond James Stadium.:
»READ MORE ABOUT COACH SMITH HERE»

Smith Coaching Statistic
Regular season Playoffs
Games Coached Wins Losses Ties Win% Games Coached Wins Losses Win%
32 8 24 0 .250 - - - -


VIDEO: Coach Smith Highlights
Buccaneers Head Coach Dirk Jeffrey Koetter 2016 - Present

Dirk Jeffrey Koetter - Head Coach (2016 - Present)

Dirk Koetter was announced as the 11th head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 15, 2016 having been promoted from his role of Offensive Co-Ordinator where he had led the 2015 Bucs to the best offensive season in franchise history:
»READ MORE ABOUT COACH KOETTER HERE»

Koetter Coaching Statistic
Regular season Playoffs
Games Coached Wins Losses Ties Win% Games Coached Wins Losses Win%
16 9 7 0 .563 - - - -


VIDEO: Coach Koetter Highlights

View All Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coaching Staff By Each Year

ALL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coaching Staff Roster By Season
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1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

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