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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 seven head coaches for the Buccaneers franchise. The team has played over 500 games in 32 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 current head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is Raheem Morris, who was hired on January 16, 2009.

KeyEdit

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

CoachesEdit

# Name Term 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 [5]
2 Leeman Bennett 19851986 32 4 28 0 .125 [6]
3 Ray Perkins 19871990 60 19 41 0 .332 [7]
4 Richard Williamson* 19901991 19 4 15 0 .211 [8]
5 Sam Wyche 19921995 48 23 41 0 .359 [9]
6 Tony Dungy 19962001 96 54 42 0 .563 6 2 4 .333 Maxwell Football Club Coach of the Year (1997)[10] [11]
7 Jon Gruden 20022008 112 57 55 0 .509 5 3 2 .600 [12]
8 Raheem Morris 2009–present 32 13 19 0 .406 [13]

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  1. "Tampa Bay Buccaneers". CBS Sportsline. http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/teams/history/TB. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
  2. "Tampa Bay Buccaneers Championship History". NFL Team History. http://www.nflteamhistory.com/nfl_teams/tampa_bay_buccaneers/championship_history.html. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
  3. "Tony Dungy's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/DungTo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
  4. "Leeman Bennett's Coaching Record". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/BennLe0.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
  5. "John McKay". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/McKaJo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  6. "Leeman Bennett". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/BennLe0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  7. "Ray Perkins". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/PerkRa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  8. "Richard Williamson". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/WillRi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  9. "Sam Wyche". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/WychSa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  10. "NFL Coach of the Year Award". Hickoksports. http://www.hickoksports.com/history/nflcoy.shtml#maxwell. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
  11. "Tony Dungy". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/DungTo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  12. "Jon Gruden". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/GrudJo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  13. "Raheem Morris Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/MorrRa0.htm. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
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