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Brett Maxie
Defensive Backs Coach

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Brett Maxie begins his second season as defensive backs coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017.

In Maxie’s first season with Tampa Bay (2016), he helped coach a defensive back group that was responsible for 14 of the Buccaneers’ 17 interceptions on the season. Cornerback Brent Grimes, who was named a Pro Bowl alternate in his first season with Tampa Bay, tied for the team lead in interceptions, with four, while leading the NFL in passes defensed, with 24. Tampa Bay’s three safeties (Chris Conte, Bradley McDougald and Keith Tandy) combined for 207 tackles, 23 passes defensed and eight interceptions. Maxie also assisted in the development of rookie cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, who started all 16 games for the Buccaneers, recording nine passes defensed and one interception.

Maxie came to Tampa Bay after spending the previous 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 four 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.

In his one season working in Dom Capers’ defense at the Dolphins in 2007, Miami fielded the fourth-best passing defense in the NFL, limiting opponents to 188.7 passing yards per game. The secondary corps also accounted for nine of the 14 team interceptions.

In three years at Atlanta (2004-06) as defensive backs coach, Maxie helped DeAngelo Hall develop into a two-time Pro Bowl (2005 & 2006) cornerback and total 10 interceptions during those seasons. The 2004 season saw the secondary score a club-record five touchdowns, including four via interception returns. He spent five seasons with the 49ers (1999-2003), including two seasons as the assistant secondary coach and the final three years as secondary coach. During a three-year period (2001-03) with the 49ers, Maxie’s secondary totaled 66 interceptions – the third highest number in the NFL during that time. His first NFL coaching job came at Carolina in 1998 as a quality control coach.

Maxie started his 13-year NFL career as an undrafted safety from Texas Southern, who signed with the New Orleans Saints. During his career, he played in 153 games, including 104 starts, and recorded 23 interceptions and three touchdowns. Maxie played nine seasons (1985-93) with the Saints, one season in Atlanta (1994), two years in Carolina (1995-96) and finished his career with one year in San Francisco (1997).

A native of Dallas, Texas, Maxie and his wife, Angela, have two sons, Brett and Adam, and two daughters, Maya and Olivia. At Texas Southern, he earned his degree in Biology and was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Maxie AT A GLANCE

YEARS

POSITION

1980-84

Texas Southern, Player

1985-93

New Orleans Saints, Player

1994

Atlanta Falcons, Player

1995-96

Carolina Panthers, Player

1997

San Francisco 49ers, Player

1998

Carolina Panthers, Quality Control & Defensive Backs Coach

1999-2000

San Francisco 49ers, Assistant Defensive Secondary Coach

2001-03

San Francisco 49ers, Defensive Backs Coach

2004-06

Atlanta Falcons, Defensive Backs Coach

2007

Miami Dolphins, Secondary Coach

2008-11

Dallas Cowboys, Defensive Backs Coach

2012-13

Tennessee Titans, Defensive Backs Coach

2014

Vanderbilt, Secondary Coach

2015

Vanderbilt, Cornerbacks Coach

2016-

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Defensive Backs Coach

Brett Maxie begins his second season as defensive backs coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017.

In Maxie’s first season with Tampa Bay (2016), he helped coach a defensive back group that was responsible for 14 of the Buccaneers’ 17 interceptions on the season. Cornerback Brent Grimes, who was named a Pro Bowl alternate in his first season with Tampa Bay, tied for the team lead in interceptions, with four, while leading the NFL in passes defensed, with 24. Tampa Bay’s three safeties (Chris Conte, Bradley McDougald and Keith Tandy) combined for 207 tackles, 23 passes defensed and eight interceptions. Maxie also assisted in the development of rookie cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, who started all 16 games for the Buccaneers, recording nine passes defensed and one interception.

Maxie came to Tampa Bay after spending the previous 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 four 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.

In his one season working in Dom Capers’ defense at the Dolphins in 2007, Miami fielded the fourth-best passing defense in the NFL, limiting opponents to 188.7 passing yards per game. The secondary corps also accounted for nine of the 14 team interceptions.

In three years at Atlanta (2004-06) as defensive backs coach, Maxie helped DeAngelo Hall develop into a two-time Pro Bowl (2005 & 2006) cornerback and total 10 interceptions during those seasons. The 2004 season saw the secondary score a club-record five touchdowns, including four via interception returns. He spent five seasons with the 49ers (1999-2003), including two seasons as the assistant secondary coach and the final three years as secondary coach. During a three-year period (2001-03) with the 49ers, Maxie’s secondary totaled 66 interceptions – the third highest number in the NFL during that time. His first NFL coaching job came at Carolina in 1998 as a quality control coach.

Maxie started his 13-year NFL career as an undrafted safety from Texas Southern, who signed with the New Orleans Saints. During his career, he played in 153 games, including 104 starts, and recorded 23 interceptions and three touchdowns. Maxie played nine seasons (1985-93) with the Saints, one season in Atlanta (1994), two years in Carolina (1995-96) and finished his career with one year in San Francisco (1997).

A native of Dallas, Texas, Maxie and his wife, Angela, have two sons, Brett and Adam, and two daughters, Maya and Olivia. At Texas Southern, he earned his degree in Biology and was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Maxie AT A GLANCE

YEARS

POSITION

1980-84

Texas Southern, Player

1985-93

New Orleans Saints, Player

1994

Atlanta Falcons, Player

1995-96

Carolina Panthers, Player

1997

San Francisco 49ers, Player

1998

Carolina Panthers, Quality Control & Defensive Backs Coach

1999-2000

San Francisco 49ers, Assistant Defensive Secondary Coach

2001-03

San Francisco 49ers, Defensive Backs Coach

2004-06

Atlanta Falcons, Defensive Backs Coach

2007

Miami Dolphins, Secondary Coach

2008-11

Dallas Cowboys, Defensive Backs Coach

2012-13

Tennessee Titans, Defensive Backs Coach

2014

Vanderbilt, Secondary Coach

2015

Vanderbilt, Cornerbacks Coach

2016-

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Defensive Backs Coach