List of Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaches

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Jon Gruden was the Buccaneers' head coach between 2002 and 2008.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a professional American football team based in Tampa, Florida. They are members of the Southern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The franchise was founded as an NFL team in 1976 by Hugh Culverhouse. They lost their first 26 games and had one playoff win in its first 21 seasons before winning the Super Bowl in 2002.[1]

There have been ten head coaches for the Buccaneers franchise. The team has played nearly 600 games in 39 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.[2] 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).[3] Leeman Bennett has the lowest winning percentage (.125) of all Buccaneers coaches.[4] The eighth coach, Raheem Morris, was fired on January 2, 2012.[5] 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.[6]

Key[edit]

# Number of coaches[N 1]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage
00 Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach
00 Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player
00* Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Buccaneers

Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are accurate through the 2013 NFL season.

# Name Term[N 2] Regular season Playoffs Achievements Reference
GC W L T Win% GC W L Win%
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1 John McKay* 19761984* 133 44 88 1 .333 4 1 3 .250 [7]
2 Leeman Bennett 19851986 32 4 28 0 .125 [8]
3 Ray Perkins 19871990 60 19 41 0 .332 [9]
4 Richard Williamson* 19901991* 19 4 15 0 .211 [10]
5 Sam Wyche 19921995 48 23 41 0 .359 [11]
6 Tony Dungy 19962001 96 54 42 0 .563 6 2 4 .333 Maxwell Football Club Coach of the Year (1997)[12] [13]
7 Jon Gruden 20022008 112 57 55 0 .509 5 3 2 .600 Super Bowl XXXVII Champion [14]
8 Raheem Morris* 20092011* 48 17 31 0 .354 [15]
9 Greg Schiano* 20122013* 32 11 21 0 .344 [16]
10 Lovie Smith 2014–Present [17]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A running total of the number of coaches of the Buccaneers. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  2. ^ Each year is linked to an article about that particular NFL season.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers". CBS Sportsline. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers Championship History". NFL Team History. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Tony Dungy's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  4. ^ "Leeman Bennett's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  5. ^ La Canfora, Jason (January 2, 2012). "Bucs' Morris out after posting 17-31 record in three seasons". NFL.com (NFL Enterprises LLC). NFL Network. Retrieved January 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (December 30, 2013). "Greg Schiano, Mark Dominik fired by Buccaneers". National Football League (NFL Enterprises LLC). Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ "John McKay". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  8. ^ "Leeman Bennett". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  9. ^ "Ray Perkins". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  10. ^ "Richard Williamson". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  11. ^ "Sam Wyche". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  12. ^ "NFL Coach of the Year Award". Hickoksports. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  13. ^ "Tony Dungy". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  14. ^ "Jon Gruden". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  15. ^ "Raheem Morris Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Greg Schiano Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  17. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/SmitLo0.htm