The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have hired Brett Maxie as defensive backs coach.
Maxie comes to Tampa Bay after having spending the past two seasons at Vanderbilt, working as the secondary coach (2014) and cornerbacks coach (2015). Prior to his time at Vanderbilt, Maxie spent two seasons with the Tennessee Titans (2012-13), serving as the defensive backs coach. Under Maxie’s guidance, cornerback Alterraun Verner earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2013, after registering a career-high five interceptions and 22 passes defensed, which tied for the league lead. Before joining the Titans staff, Maxie spent three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys (2008-11), as the team’s defensive backs coach, helping Mike Jenkins and Terence Newman earn Pro Bowl selections in 2009.
Prior to his coaching career, Maxie spent 13 seasons in the NFL as a player, starting 104 of 153 games played, compiling 588 tackles, 81 passes defensed, 23 interceptions (300 return yards, three touchdowns) and 4.0 sacks. He entered the league as a college free agent with the New Orleans Saints, where he played from 1985-93, before stints with the Atlanta Falcons (1994), Carolina Panthers (1995-96) and San Francisco 49ers (1997).
Following the ’99 season Maxie began his coaching career with the Panthers, working as quality control/defensive backs coach (1998). He then worked with the 49ers as assistant defensive secondary coach (1999-2001) and defensive backs coach (2002-03), before joining the Falcons as the defensive backs coach (2004-06) and the Miami Dolphins as the secondary/safeties coach (2007).
Below is the Buccaneers' final coaching roster:
Dirk Koetter: Head Coach
Nate Kaczor: Special Teams Coordinator
Todd Monken: Offensive Coordinator/ Wide Receivers
Mike Smith: Defensive Coordinator
Mike Bajakian: Quarterbacks
Butch Barry: Assistant Offensive Line
Dave Borgonzi: Defensive Quality Control
Mark Duffner: Linebackers
Jon Embree: Tight Ends
Jay Hayes: Defensive Line
Jon Hoke: Secondary
Dave Kennedy: Head Strength & Conditioning
Brett Maxie: Defensive Backs
Carlos Polk: Assistant Special Teams
Tim Spencer: Running Backs
Paul Spicer: Assistant Defensive Line
Ben Steele: Offensive Quality Control
Chad Wade: Assistant Strength & Conditioning
Joe Vaughn: Assistant Strength & Conditioning
George Warhop: Run Game Coordinator/ Offensive Line
Andrew Weidinger: Assistant Wide Receivers/ Game Management
Zack Grossi: Assistant to the Head Coach