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Item Location see all. Delivery Options see all. They are engaging and fun to be around, and they give their time to league committees and issues that have helped us be a better league. The Glazer family transformed the franchise after acquiring it in They have rebuilt it, given it a new look and created an entirely new and positive image. The Bucs have been in the playoffs seven times under the Glazers, won four division titles, and had five win seasons.
They also have ensured that the entire Bucs organization plays a strong role in serving the commu- nity. The Glazers lead a model program and have produced a winning franchise on and off-the-field. The Glazers also provided tremendous leadership in the building of an outstanding new stadium and a first-class team facility.
The Foundation has donated grant money to more than non-profit organizations, provided more than 1. Centers make it the first Super Bowl host city to house more than one of the NFL-affiliated youth development facilities. When Glazer was 15, his father died and the son assumed responsibility for the family business and expanded it.
The club has captured three consecutive Premier League titles , and , as well as the Champions League title. He and his wife, Linda, have six children and 14 grandchildren. Possessing an acute business acumen, Glazer has shaped the Buccaneers into one of the most recognizable and successful franchises in the National Football League as he enters his 15th season with the club in The new design, which was based on research of Caribbean buccaneer history, marked the first significant change to the team logo and uniform in franchise history. Perhaps the ultimate testament to the effective- ness of the logo, which consists of a skull and crossed swords on a blood-red, wind swept battle flag, is that it became — and remains — wildly popular among Buccaneers fans.
It exemplifies the brand of football played in Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay has also claimed two of the past four NFC South titles, winning the division in and Glazer, and his family, showed their commitment to building a championship team for the Tampa Bay community in hiring Gruden, who became the youngest head coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl. Gruden was also the first non-rookie head coach in the history of the NFL to lead his team to the Super Bowl in his first season with a new team.
Glazer worked diligently on helping the organization prepare for the next step in the future. The new, , square-foot state-of-the-art headquarters and training facility, located across the street from Raymond James Stadium, is the finest in the National Football League. The facility opened to rave reviews in August of following training camp. It is considered the largest free standing training structure of its kind in professional sports according to industry sources.
Glazer worked alongside stadium architects and contractors during the construction of Raymond James Stadium to produce his vision of what the premier stadium in the NFL should resemble. Glazer oversaw all phases of the construction of Raymond James Stadium, where the Buccaneers have notched an impressive record in the regular season. Along with brothers Edward and Joel, Bryan oversees the day-to-day operation of the entire franchise, including. Since Glazer assumed his current role with the club, the Buccaneers can boast a Tampa Bay reached the playoffs for the fourth consecutive time in , the only team in the league to head to the postseason all four years.
Glazer also serves on the Board of Manchester United, which has captured three consecutive Premier League titles , and as well as the Champions League title. Now in his 15th season in as Co-Chairman of the Buccaneers, Joel, along with his brothers, Bryan and Edward, oversees the day-to-day operations of the franchise, ensuring the club achieves and maintains the highest levels of success in all aspects.
That unprecedented level of success paints a stark contrast to the meager. Glazer has passionately spearheaded a number of vital efforts throughout the years that have not only helped shape the club into a perennial contender but a model NFL franchise as well. Glazer had a single vision, shared by all members of the Glazer family when they acquired the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in build a franchise from the ground up, one that would become one of the most respected and successful franchises in the NFL.
Tampa Bay also claimed the NFC South title in and , giving them three division titles the past seven seasons. Glazer, and his family, showed their commitment to building a championship team for the Tampa Bay community by hiring Gruden, who became the youngest head. Considered the largest free standing training structure of its kind in professional sports according to industry sources, One Buccaneer Place opened to rave reviews in August of following training camp.
After successfully negotiating an agreement to acquire the Buccaneers in , Glazer, along with his brothers Bryan and Edward, began the day-to-day duties of overseeing all aspects of the organization. Following the purchase of the team in , Glazer directed his attention on vital elements of building a suc- cessful franchise, namely the front office and stadium.
After completely reorganizing the front office, recruiting talented people from a variety of backgrounds, Glazer worked tirelessly alongside Bryan and former General Manager Rich McKay to build a community consensus for local approval of what would become Raymond James Stadium. Glazer and his brother set out to design a stadium deemed worthy of a first-class organization, thereby creating a winning environment and revolutionizing fan experience and comfort at a stadium.
They visited approximately 25 different stadiums, drawing from their experiences as fans, ultimately shaping every detail of RJS. With the pieces of the puzzle in place, as well as a state-of-the art new stadium, the stage was set to put a final stamp on the rebirth of the franchise. The team needed a new look. Glazer, along with Bryan, worked closely with NFL Properties to create a dynamic look that would illustrate the attitude and class of the franchise. The result was a complete logo and uniform redesign and Buccaneers merchandise sales immediately soared throughout the country, vaulting the Buccaneers into the top of NFL merchandise sales almost immediately.
On the field, the new look helped create the attitude of a winner. Throughout the construction of RJS, Glazer created the sales and marketing strategies and campaigns that led to record season ticket club seat, luxury suite and group sales. Glazer has been very active in the Tampa Bay community. Glazer also serves as Co-Chairman of Manchester United, which has captured three consecutive Premier League titles , and as well as the Champions League title. He was recently named as one of the Top 10 most influential Americans in the United Kingdom by the Telegraph.
The Rochester, New York native is married to his wife Angela and has two children. Implementing comprehensive improvements at each level of the organization, Glazer has ensured the Buccaneers remain the most respected NFL franchise on and off the field. Glazer continues to oversee the development, design and construction of Buccaneers. Ever the ardent fan, Glazer has continuously sought methods of enhancing gameday experiences for all Buccaneers faithful. Glazer continues to work with all aspects of the daily business administration. Under his direction, the team scrutinizes every detail of its operations to ensure that fans are get- ting the best possible Buccaneer experience on and off the field.
The state-of-the-art complex, which opened in August , is a technological marvel and sets a new standard of excellence for training facilities in the NFL. The , square-foot state-of-the-art training facility is located across the street from Raymond James Stadium. Glazer recently spearheaded a massive project to archive the entire photographic history of the organization.
The project has included the organizing, captioning, rating and uploading of more than , images from the first 32 years of the franchise. To date the program has given out more than , teddy bears. Glazer and his wife, Shari, are deeply committed to providing aid and assistance in the community. Glazer also supports his alma mater Ithaca College, which recently announced the new Shari and Edward Glazer Arena, which is scheduled to break ground in late Shari was also named hon- orary co-chair for the Susan G. Komen Tampa Bay Race for the Cure.
First Allied is the holding company for real estate investments in more than 20 states. Glazer also serves on the Board of the Manchester United Soccer Club, which has captured many trophies since the Glazer family took over the club, including three consecutive Premier League titles , and , as well as the Champions League title. He and his wife Shari have three children. Glazer Kassewitz, Co-President of the Glazer Family Foundation, believes that both are impor- tant components to running a successful organization.
The Glazer Family Foundation, established in , is dedicated to assisting charitable and educational causes in the West Central Florida region. It works with youth and families to help identify and create programs that support positive social and economic development within our communities. Since its inception, the Foundation has given millions of dollars in programs, grants, tickets and merchandise to the Tampa Bay area.
Glazer Kassewitz and the entire family set out to design a stadium deemed worthy of a first-class orga- nization, thereby creating a winning environment and revolutionizing fan experience and comfort at a stadium. They visited approximately 25 different stadiums, drawing from their experiences as fans, ultimately shaping every detail of Raymond James Stadium.
The , square- foot state-of-the-art training facility is located across the street from Raymond James Stadium. One of the signatures of the facility is the museum in the lobby, which was designed by Glazer Kassewitz and pro- vides an extensive history of the organization. The museum features exhibits which encompass the entire history of the franchise and include individual areas specifically related to the Buccaneers Super Bowl championship, the early days of the team and much more. Glazer Kassewitz not only came up with the concept for the sculptures, but oversaw the design and creation of this one-of-a-kind exhibit.
More than 10, youth representing over organizations from the Bay area have been rewarded for academic achievement and positive behavior with free game tickets, food vouchers and car flags. The youth receive this privilege based on achieving goals of incentive programs implemented by community agencies. Glazer Kassewitz also serves on the Board of Manchester United Soccer Club, which has captured four titles since the Glazer family took over the club: three consecutive Premier League titles , and , as well as the Champions League title.
Glazer Kassewitz graduated Cum Laude with a B. In the Glazer Family Foundation cel- ebrates its 10th year of giving back to chari- table and educational causes in the West Central Florida region.
The Foundation aids established not-for-profit organizations that work with youth and families to help identify and create programs that support positive social and economic development within our communities. Since that time, the Glazer Family Foundation has given millions of dollars in programs, grants, tickets and merchandise to the Tampa Bay area. Visit www. An ongoing program that provides all pediatric patients admitted to seven area hospitals with a Tampa Bay Buccaneers stuffed teddy bear and activity book.
The Foundation has distributed more than , bears and books in West Central Florida. More than 10, youth representing over organizations from the Bay area have been rewarded with free game tickets, food and car flags. The youth receive this privilege based Youth With Promise By The Glazer Family Foundation on achieving goals of incentive programs implemented by community agencies.
Over the past eight years, the Foundation has provided over 1. A total of 13, backpacks filled with school supplies and Buccaneers merchandise have been distributed. TIO equipment to six school districts. The Foundation will continue to provide. The Marines collected thousands of toys from the generous Buccaneers fans during the home game against the Chargers in This annual food drive has contributed more than , pounds of food to assist community food banks. Teaching tools for hillsborough schools For the sixth consecutive season, the Foundation teamed up with Teaching Tools for Hillsborough Schools to conduct a school supply drive.
Representatives from Teaching Tools for Hillsborough Schools, an organization which provides classroom materials free of charge to teachers, collected school supplies as fans entered the stadium to watch the Buccaneers take on the Packers. Tampa Bay Buccaneers wives, cheerleaders and Captain Fear escorted children through a local store where they were able to select holiday gifts for themselves and their families.
Buccaneers players, coaches, front office staff and their fami- lies were involved in community appearances, partnerships with nonprofit organizations, chari- table donations, outreach programs, and NFL and youth football initiatives throughout the year. The Buccaneers hosted events such as Fan Fest and the Official Kickoff Party to provide Bay area fans with the opportunity to interact with their favorite Buccaneers in an up-close-and-personal setting, and welcomed thousands of children and families to home games at Raymond James Stadium through its outreach initiatives.
Ticket Programs At every Tampa Bay Buccaneers home game, players, coaches and the General Manager host a number of charitable groups and schoolchildren. University Area Community Center. Each Thanksgiving, Buccaneers Rookie Club members dis- tribute dinners at the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent for those who receive assistance during the holidays.
The Buccaneers created this council, comprised of high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, in an effort to bring together intelligent, energetic and motivated students to perform community service projects, create Buccaneers spirit in their schools and develop leadership skills in preparation for continuing education. SAB students also participated in the Susan G. Davis Beach.
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SAB members cheer on the Buccaneers from the front row during a home game in Halloween Celebration In , the Buccaneers and Publix hosted the inau- gural Halloween Celebration for disadvantaged youth. Over children joined Buccaneers players, cheer- leaders and Captain Fear for a night of fun and games at Lowry Park Zoo. Organizations including the United Way of Tampa Bay and Publix made this spectacular event a reality. Ford, Jr. Ford joined the Buccaneers in November of and was promoted to Director of Business Administration in October of Ford oversees all day-to-day business operations for the organization.
He remained in that capacity until , when he began his career with the Buccaneers. He is an avid runner and tri-athlete and competes in numerous events each year, including the past five Disney Marathons. The couple are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary this August.
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Layton oversees all day to day operations of finance, purchasing, online retail, ticket sales, luxury suite sales, radio sales, group sales as well as all customer service departments. Layton began his Buccaneers career as customer service representative in before moving into the suite department from , managing all aspects of the luxury suites at Raymond James Stadium.
He was promoted to Manager of Business Administration in before being named Director of Ticketing and Business Administration in Layton held that position for three years before serving as Director of Ticketing and Sales in and Dominik enters his 15th year with the Buccaneers organization. Over the past 14 seasons, Dominik has contrib- uted to seven playoff appearances and four division titles.
Dominik began his tenure with the Buccaneers in as a Pro Personnel Assistant. He was subsequently pro- moted to the positions of Pro Scout and Coordinator of Pro Personnel in and , respectively. In addition, Dominik was responsible for the nego- tiation and signing of contracts for several free agents and NFL Draft signings. Dominik, 38, was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He joined Tampa Bay after spending a year and a half working in both the college and pro personnel departments of the Kansas City Chiefs. Dominik holds a bachelor of science degree in sports management from the University of Kansas.
Petersburg Sector in March to thank troops for their efforts in the search-and-rescue mission of four missing boaters off the coast of West Florida. He is an auxiliary member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and sponsored and participated in a golf tournament at MacDill Air Force Base to aid in the renovation project for Post head- quarters, which was severely damaged during a fire in October As General Manager, Dominik volunteered in the Fashion Funds the Cure fashion show, which benefits the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and recognizes girls and young women diagnosed with cancer.
Dominik resides in Tampa with his wife, Amy, and their son, Davis. Petersburg to thank the troops for their recent efforts in the search-and-rescue mission for four missing boaters off the coast of West Florida. Dominik spoke to over troops at the Coast Guard base in order to express his gratitude for their efforts. Morris is currently in his second stint with Tampa Bay, spending the past two seasons as the Buccaneers defen- sive backs coach after also serving on the Buccaneers defensive coaching staff from Morris has quickly risen through the Buccaneers coaching ranks during his time with the team, serving as defensive quality control coach in , defensive assistant in and assistant defensive backs coach from before taking over as defensive backs coach in The past 13 seasons have also seen the Buccaneers defense rank in the Top 10 on 11 occasions and in the Top 5 eight times.
It marked the fifth time in six seasons with Morris on the staff that the Buccaneers defense ranked in the Top 5 in pass defense. Barber also tied for the team lead with four interceptions while ranking first with 16 passes defensed on the season. Starting opposite of Barber for the second consecutive season was Phillip Buchanon. The former first-round pick flourished in his two seasons with Morris having set career highs in tackles and passes defensed in , only to surpass those totals with a career-high 69 tackles and 12 passes defensed in His two interceptions this past season ranked tied for fourth on the team.
In his first season with Morris, rookie CB Aqib Talib tied for the team lead with four interceptions while also tying for the lead among all NFL rookies in that category despite only starting two games. Without much fanfare, Morris has developed arguably the best trio of safeties in the NFL. Starters Tanard Jackson and Jermaine Phillips have performed at a Pro Bowl level the past two seasons while second-year S Sabby Piscitelli was prominently featured in the rotation this past season after missing much of because of injury.
Phillips, who missed five contests in because of injury, was again the most physical presence on the Buccaneers defense while posting 86 tackles to rank fifth on the team and three interceptions to rank third. Jackson built on his impressive rookie campaign to reaffirm his status as one of the cornerstones of the Buccaneers future.
His career-high tackles ranked fourth on the team and he is the only defender in Buccaneers history to start the first 32 games to begin his career. Jackson was the only Buccaneers defender to record a statistic in every defen- sive category in and also ranked third on the team with 18 special teams tackles. Piscitelli saw significant action in his second season, playing in 15 games with five starts and totaling 59 tackles and two interceptions.
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The Buccaneers secondary helped limit opposing quarterbacks to a Under his direction, five different players in the secondary intercepted a pass in and Phillips had a Pro Bowl-caliber season, leading the team with a career-high four interceptions and ranking tied for third with tackles. Jackson made a seamless transition to safety from cornerback and had one of the most impressive rookie campaigns in team history as he became the first rookie on defense to start on opening day for the Buccaneers since Jackson was also the first Buccaneers rookie on defense since Regan Upshaw to start all 16 games.
For the fifth time in his career, and third time under Morris, Barber recorded a statistic in every defensive category in After taking over as a full time starter in Week 4, Buchanon ranked second on the team with three interceptions while recording a then career-high 63 tackles in his first season with Morris. In his lone season with Kansas State in , Morris coordinated a defense that displayed improvement in several statistical categories from the previous season, including total defense, scoring defense and pass defense.
Morris oversaw a Wildcat defense that included seven players who received conference recognition, including two first- team All-Big 12 honorees and one second-team selection. During his six seasons in Tampa Bay, the Bucs have finished ranked in the Top 5 in the NFL in total defense every year except ranked ninth , including No. Additionally, the defense finished as the top-ranked pass defense on three occasions , and and never ranked lower than sixth with Morris on the staff.
He also spent time in the fall of with the New York Jets serving a defensive minority internship. Morris began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at Hofstra in , where he was responsible for coaching the offensive scout team, developing scouting reports and handling video breakdown and computer input and analysis. He then landed at Cornell University as defensive backs coach and special teams assistant for the season. Morris has focused his community efforts on education and promoting the importance of academics amongst Bay area youth.
In May , Morris was a guest speaker and presented awards to Hillsborough County teachers at the annual SERVE awards, which pay tribute to public school teachers for excellence in the classroom. In addition, he hosted a group of students from Madison Middle School for a private tour of One Buccaneer Place as a reward for positive behavior and improved performance in the classroom in May Morris filmed a PSA in for Project Pressure, a campaign that aims to reduce high blood pressure throughout the community by increasing Blood Pressure awareness and Cardiovascular Risk awareness.
Morris played collegiately as a safety at Hofstra from , and received his bachelor of science degree in physical education. The students thought they were gathering for a speech from school Principal Carl Green, but Green surprised them instead by bringing Morris onto the stage to lead a motivational rally. Morris stressed to the students that the FCAT was the first step towards developing their careers, and made sure they understood the distinction he was making between a career and a job. Green Bay led the NFL in passing defense by allowing only Individually, eight different Miami defenders earned a total of 19 Pro Bowl honors in five seasons under Bates.
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During his final year with Miami in , Bates guided Miami to a No. Miami finished the season with a record under Bates, highlighted by a win against eventual Super Bowl champion New England on December In , Bates helped six Miami defenders earn Pro Bowl accolades as part of a unit that ranked third in the NFL in overall defense The Dolphins led the league against the pass under Bates in , allowing Armstrong and Taylor The Cowboys ranked seventh in the NFL in fewest rushing yards allowed Bates spent six seasons on the coaching staff of Texas Tech University from A linebacker in college at Tennessee, Bates began his coaching career at his alma mater as a graduate assistant with the Volunteers in and spent the next three years as the head coach at Sevier County High School in Tennessee.
He is married to Beverly and has two sons: Jeremy and James. Jagodzinski left Boston College after leading the Eagles to a record in his two seasons. In his first season leading the Eagles in , the team began the season , the third-best start in school history. After their win over No. He spent the two seasons before his appointment in Green Bay on the staff of the Atlanta Falcons. After serving as tight ends coach in , he was promoted to offensive line coach in That season he worked closely with offensive line consultant Alex Gibbs, the architect of some of the best offensive lines in NFL history, including the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos.
During his two seasons in Boston, his offenses averaged more than yards per game as the Eagles allowed the fewest sacks in the Big East, going from last to first in Before leading the offense at Boston College, Jagodzinski served on coaching staffs at East Carolina , Louisiana State , Northern Illinois , and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater , his alma mater. Jagodzinski was a three-year starter and four-year player at fullback for the Warhawks, while earning a B.
In his seven seasons on the Tampa Bay sideline, the Buccaneers special teams unit has had its most successful stretch in team history. Under the direction of Bisaccia, Bidwell and K Matt Bryant have become arguably the most successful players at their respective positions in Buccaneers history. Bidwell, who joined the Buccaneers in , already owns team records for gross punting average He also owns four of the top five best single-season gross punting averages in team history , five of the top 10 best single-season net averages and four of the top 10 single seasons for most punts placed inside the 20 , Bryant has been equally impressive under Bisaccia, ranking first in team history for highest field goal percentage.
The season was perhaps the best special teams campaign in franchise history. He was also the second rookie in team history to make the annual all-star game and just the third player in the NFL since to be selected to the Pro Bowl in the same year they entered the league as an undrafted free agent.
Smith was also the only Buccaneer to earn All-Pro honors, garnering second-team recognition. Smith was the only player in the NFL in and only player in Buccaneers history to return a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown. For the second consecutive year in , Bryant put together the best season of his career with Bisaccia.
Bryant hit of field goal attempts on the season, setting career highs in attempts and field goals as he ranked fourth in the NFL and third in the NFC in field goals made and tied for third in the NFL and tied for second in the NFC in field goals attempted. Bidwell was again one of the most productive punters in the league last season, ranking 10th in the NFL and fifth in the NFC with a Despite losing starting RB Earnest Graham to injury for the season in Week 11, the Buccaneers had two runners rush for over yards on the season and average an impressive 4.
Additionally, the Tampa Bay ground game churned out RB Warrick Dunn, who re-joined the Buccaneers after six seasons in Atlanta, took over the starting role when Graham went down and finished the season with yards on carries 4. Dunn also ranked tied for second on the team with 47 receptions for yards. In his first season with Bisaccia, Dunn became just the sixth player in NFL history to record 10, rushing yards and receptions in his career when he posted the th catch of his career in Week 15 at Atlanta. The aforementioned Graham, who was coming off the best season of his career in , was on pace to surpass the 1,yard rushing plateau for the first time in his career in before his season ended.
Graham finished with yards on carries 4. Bisaccia also welcomed back RB Carnell Williams to his corps in , following a devastating knee injury in Week 4 of the season. Williams rejoined the active roster in Week 11 and went on to play in six games with one start, posting yards on 63 carries with a team-high tying four rushing touchdowns. Under the direction of Bisaccia in , the Buccaneers ranked 12th-best in the NFL in kickoff return average The special teams unit also made history as KR Micheal Spurlock ran 90 yards for the first-ever kickoff return touch- down in Bucs history.
In , Bryant had a then career-high points, sixth in the NFC and tied for 10th in the NFL, ranking third in team history for points in a single season, connecting on a then career-high 28 field goals on 33 attempts and was of on PATs. He made his then sixth-career game-winning field goal, a yarder, in Week 5 vs.
Bidwell punted 77 times for 3, yards WR Mark Jones also set a Buccaneers single-season record for kickoff return average In , Bryant continued to be a consistent scoring threat for the Buccaneers and authored one of the most exciting finishes to a game in NFL history. It was the second-longest game-winning field goal in NFL history and the third-longest field goal overall. Bryant also connected on 11 consecutive field goal attempts during the season. Additionally, the Bucs kickoff cov- erage unit excelled in , ranking first in the NFL in lowest opponent kickoff return average Cox, who excelled on the punt and kickoff coverage units while also sharing the kickoff return duties, finished the season ranked tied for first on the team with 20 special teams tackles.
In his third season under Bisaccia in , Bidwell was again a steady performer for the Buccaneers. His Additionally, his Bidwell placed 24 punts inside the yard line in , then the second-highest total of his career, to rank fifth in the NFC and tied for fifth all-time in team history. Against Miami in Week 6, Bidwell placed a single-game career-high five punts inside the yard line. Bryant also flourished in his first season under Bisaccia in , connecting on of Atlanta , while connecting on a then career-long yard field goal. WR Mark Jones ranked fourth in the NFC in punt return average, returning a conference-leading 51 punts for yards 9.
Bidwell placed 23 punts inside the 20 to rank, at the time, tied for fifth in team history and tied for eighth in the NFC. Cox recorded an impressive Additionally, the In his first season with Bisaccia in , Bidwell posted a Bidwell also tied or established new single-game career highs in net punting average Buccaneers career scoring leader, K Martin Gramatica, hit of Gramatica tied for the NFC lead with a career-high 32 field goals, while his 39 field goal attempts and points in were new club single-season records.
Additionally, his five field goals from over 50 yards were tied for the league lead with Paul Edinger of the Chicago Bears. He also set a Buccaneers single-game record for gross punting average Bisaccia joined the Buccaneers in after spending three seasons at the University of Mississippi. Bisaccia was assistant head coach in and , while also serving as the running backs coach and special teams coordinator throughout his three seasons at Ole Miss.
Ole Miss also excelled in special teams under Bisaccia, with Binkley setting a single-season scoring mark for a kicker. In , the Rebels returned both a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown, and the unit led the conference and ranked 12th in the nation in kickoff returns with a Jason Armstead finished second in the SEC and ninth nationally with a He ended his career with a team-record 3, yards rushing and was named all-conference in both and McAllister was also selected to the All-SEC team as either an all-purpose player or a punt returner during his final two seasons.
In , both McAllister and Gunn earned first-team All-SEC recognition as they formed one of the top rushing tandems in the nation, combining for more than 1, rushing yards. Gunn closed his career in second to McAllister in rushing yards with 2, Prior to his stint at Ole Miss, Bisaccia spent five seasons as the running backs coach, special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Clemson.
Under his tutelage, the Tigers set a school record with eight blocked kicks in , and were the only team in the nation to have four players ranked in the Top 25 in four special teams categories in Bisaccia also coached three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference running back Raymond Priester, who set 18 school rushing records. Over the three-year period from , Clemson had 15 blocked kicks, the most-ever for a three-year span in school history.
In addition, Tony Horne ended his Tiger career ranked sixth in career kickoff return yardage and 16th in punt return yardage. Bisaccia served on the coaching staff at South Carolina from , beginning as a graduate assistant for tight ends and receivers. He also served as a volunteer assistant coach for defensive ends. Bisaccia took over as an assistant coach in charge of running backs and special teams in and Bisaccia began his coaching career in at Wayne State College in Nebraska, coaching defensive backs and special teams.
Bisaccia, a native of Yonkers, N. He served as the team captain in and earned All-South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference honors in and He received a bachelor of science degree in physical education from Wayne State Nebraska. The hands-on clinic for area high school coaches focused on several essential areas of football knowledge and player development.
Bisaccia is married to the former Jeanne Jons and the couple has four children: Michele, Elizabeth, Madeline. He finished the year leading the team with 83 receptions for 1, yards and seven touchdowns while earning The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year award. Hilliard led the receiving corps with 62 receptions, his highest single-season output since his 72 receptions in as a member of the N.
Giants, for yards and one touchdown. In , Mann coached Galloway to a team-leading 62 receptions for 1, yards and seven touchdowns. It also marked his second consecutive 1,yard receiving season under Mann, making him just the second player in team history to accomplish the feat. Additionally, it was his first back-to-back 1,yard performance since The season saw Mann coach Galloway to his best season as a professional.
The veteran pass catcher enjoyed a Pro Bowl-caliber season while setting career highs in receptions and receiving yards in His 83 receptions ranked seventh in the NFC and were the fifth-highest total in team history while his 1, receiving yards ranked sixth in the NFL and second in team history. Galloway surpassed the 1,yard receiving plateau in 11 games, fastest in team history. Under the instruc- tion of Mann, Clayton became one of the most productive rookie wide receivers in NFL history. His season totals also established him as the top rookie receiver in team history.
Additionally, Clayton led or tied for the team lead in receptions in eight games while leading the team in receiving yards in 10 contests. Led by McCardell, the receiving unit posted receptions for 2, yards and 16 touchdowns. McCardell led all Buccaneers with 84 receptions for 1, yards Mann was reunited with Keyshawn Johnson in , who hauled in 63 receptions for yards and eight touchdowns during his rookie season with the N. Jets under Mann. Upon arriving in Tampa from Jacksonville in the offseason, McCardell made an immediate impact.
McCardell led all Buccaneers receivers and tied a then career-high with six touchdown receptions in — as well as a pair of touchdowns in the Super Bowl XXXVII win over the Oakland Raiders — and added 61 receptions for yards. Jurevicius caught a touchdown in the divisional playoff win against San Francisco and set up the go-ahead score in the NFC Championship Game at Philadelphia with a yard reception.
Mann spent the season with the Washington Redskins as wide receivers coach, tutoring Michael Westbrook and rookie Rod Gardner, who combined for receptions, 1, yards and eight touchdowns in Prior to working with the Redskins, Mann served as the receivers coach for Kansas City in and Mann tutored standout receivers Derrick Alexander and Rison during his time in Kansas City, with Alexander producing four yard games in and Rison becoming just the 12th player in NFL history to break the catch barrier.
Mann also tutored Joe Horn in his final campaign with the Chiefs in , a breakout season in which Horn totaled 35 receptions for yards and six touchdowns. Horn went on to become the New Orleans Saints all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns after his time with Mann. Mann spent the and seasons as the Baltimore Ravens wide receivers coach. Under his guidance, Alexander grabbed 65 catches for 1, yards and nine touchdowns in , while Michael Jackson snagged 69 passes for yards and four scores. Mann also coached on the N.
Jets staff, coaching both wide receivers and tight ends during his three seasons While in New York, he worked with Johnson and also mentored Wayne Chrebet, who set a Jets rookie record in with 66 catches for yards and four touchdowns. In , Mann helped Rob Moore make his first Pro Bowl appearance after catching 78 passes for 1, yards and six touchdowns, becoming the first Jets Pro Bowl wideout since Al Toon in In addition to working with the New York receiving corps, he also handled Jets tight end coaching duties in , where he tutored first-round draft choice Kyle Brady.
Newsome finished his stellar career with catches for 7, yards and 47 touchdowns. Mann also coached on the collegiate level at the University of Louisville from and Arizona State from as wide receivers coach. Clayton went on to produce catches for 8, yards and 84 touchdowns in his year career with Miami and Green Bay , while Jefferson totaled receptions for 5, yards and 47 scores with San Diego , Green Bay and Cleveland Mann, a native of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, was a three-year starter at flanker and tight end for the Sun Devils from He began his coaching career at his prep alma mater of Aliquippa High School from Mann joined several other Buccaneers coaches to host the High School Coaching Academy during the off- season in conjunction with the National Football Foundation.
The academy is a one day, hands-on clinic designed to elevate the quality of football coaching at the high school level. Richard II currently serves as personnel assistant with the Buccaneers. Joe Baker enters his first season on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff as defensive backs coach. The veteran coach has worked in the NFL for the last nine seasons and owns 13 years of coaching experience in the league gained from positions with five different teams.
Baker coached for the St. As linebackers coach for the Broncos in , Baker instructed D. Williams as the fourth-year player transitioned to playing the middle linebacker position for the first time in his career and finished second in the NFL with an AFC-best tackles. With Baker handling defensive quality control and working with the linebackers in , the Rams ranked seventh in the NFL in takeaways 32 and forced a league-high nine turnovers inside the red zone.
Baker instructed LB Will Witherspoon, who posted a career and team-high tackles to lead a linebacking unit that helped St. Louis rank eighth in the league against the pass He taught a secondary that helped the Packers rank first in the NFL against the pass, allowing In five years with the Saints from , Baker coached in several different capacities as New Orleans ranked fifth in the NFL in takeaways during his time with the club. Wisconsin led the Big Ten in kickoff and punt coverage, kickoff return average and field goal percentage with Baker instructing its special teams.
Baker began his NFL career in with the Jacksonville Jaguars as their manager of football operations, helping the club prepare for its expansion season. From , the Jaguars ranked second in the NFL in net punting average Before joining the Jaguars, Baker coached running backs and wide receivers at Samford University Birmingham, Alabama in Baker began his football coaching career in as a graduate assistant at East Stroudsburg University PA instructing its defensive backs for that season.
A former wide receiver at Princeton University , Baker helped the Tigers capture the Ivy League co-championship. Baker was born June 29, , in Glen Ridge, N. He and his wife, Jill, have a nine-year-old daughter, Mia, and a four-year-old son, Joey. Joe Barry enters his second stint and seventh season overall as the Buccaneers linebackers coach, having spent the seasons on the Tampa Bay sideline.
In between stints with the Buccaneers, Barry served as the Detroit Lions defensive coordinator for two seasons from While in Detroit, Barry led a defense that ranked 10th in the NFL in in sacks per pass play and tied for third in the NFL in with 35 takeaways. The Lions defense also tied for ninth in the NFL in with 37 sacks. Barry was also a member of two division titles and during his first stint with the Buccaneers. The Buccaneers linebackers were a consistent strength of the Buccaneers defense from From , the Buccaneers allowed the second-lowest yards per game The Tampa Bay defense also allowed the second-fewest points per game Prior to joining the Buccaneers in , Barry spent the season as defensive quality control coach for the San Francisco 49ers and the season coaching linebackers under John Robinson at UNLV.
Before that, he worked with linebackers and defensive ends at Northern Arizona for three seasons from Barry was a two-year letterwinner as a linebacker at Southern Cal and then worked as a defensive graduate assis- tant for two seasons at USC.