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 628 games in 40 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); Dungy leads all Buccaneers coaches in winning percentage (.563).[3] Leeman Bennett has the lowest winning percentage (.125) of all Buccaneers coaches.[4]

Key[edit]

# Number of coaches[N 1]
Yrs Years coached
First First season coached
Last Last season coached
GC Games Coached
W Wins
L Loses
T Ties
Win% Win – Loss percentage
00 Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach
00* Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Buccaneers

Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct the end of the 2018 NFL season.

# Name Term[N 2] Regular season Playoffs Accomplishments Ref.
Yrs First Last GC W L T Win% GC W L
1 John McKay* 9 1976 1984 133 44 88 1 .335 4 1 3 2 NFC Central Championships (1979, 1981)
3 Playoff Berths
[5]
2 Leeman Bennett 2 1985 1986 32 4 28 0 .125 [4]
3 Ray Perkins 4 1987 1990[N 3] 60 19 41 0 .317 [6]
4 Richard Williamson* 2 1990[N 3] 1991 19 4 15 0 .211 [7]
5 Sam Wyche 4 1992 1995 64 23 41 0 .359 [8]
6 Tony Dungy 6 1996 2001 96 54 42 0 .563 6 2 4 Inducted Pro Football Hall of Fame (2016)
1 NFC Central Championship (1999)
4 Playoff Berths
1 Maxwell Football Club Coach of the Year (1997)[9]
[3]
7 Jon Gruden 7 2002 2008 112 57 55 0 .509 5 3 2 1 Super Bowl Championship (XXXVII)
1 NFC Championship (2002)
3 NFC South Championships (2002, 2005, 2007)
3 Playoff Berths
[10]
8 Raheem Morris* 3 2009 2011 48 17 31 0 .354 [11]
9 Greg Schiano* 2 2012 2013 32 11 21 0 .344 [12]
10 Lovie Smith 2 2014 2015 32 8 24 0 .250 [13]
11 Dirk Koetter* 3 2016 2018 48 19 29 0 .396 [14]
12 Bruce Arians present 1 0 1 0 [15]

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.
  3. ^ a b After 13 games of the 1990 season, with the Bucs at 5–8 (.385), Perkins was fired as head coach and replaced by offensive coordinator Williamson on an interim basis. Williamson was named head coach on a permanent basis in 1991 season

References[edit]

General
  • "Tampa Bay Buccaneers History". CBS Sportsline. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
  • "Hall of Famers by Franchise". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-12-08. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  • "Coaching Roster - Tampa Bay Buccaneers". Hickoksports. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
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. ^ a b "Tony Dungy's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
  4. ^ a b "Leeman Bennett's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
  5. ^ "John McKay". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  6. ^ "Ray Perkins". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  7. ^ "Richard Williamson". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  8. ^ "Sam Wyche". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  9. ^ "NFL Coach of the Year Award". Hickoksports. Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2008-03-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "Jon Gruden". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  11. ^ "Raheem Morris Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  12. ^ "Greg Schiano Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
  13. ^ "Lovie Smith Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  14. ^ "Dirk Koetter Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  15. ^ "Bruce Arians Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 8, 2019.