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Tony Kinkela
College Scout

Tony Kinkela enters his seventh season overall with the Buccaneers and his fifth as an area scout. Kinkela originally joined Tampa Bay as a combine scout, focusing on the NFL combine and working with the NFL in selecting invitees to the annual event.

Prior to joining the Buccaneers, he spent three seasons as the Director of Football Operations for the Tulane Green Wave from 2006-08.

During the 2004 and 2005 campaigns, Kinkela was the assistant director of football operations at Washington State. He also served as the assistant to the recruiting coordinator during the same period, coordinating on campus official and unofficial visits and oversaw the recruiting film system. As a member of the Cougars' staff, Kinkela was a part of Washington State's 2003 Rose Bowl and Holiday Bowl teams, and the 2001 Sun Bowl squad.

As a student at WSU, Kinkela served as a student assistant for the football team from 2001-04, and was a student representative for the NCAA Peer Review Board from 2001-02. A native of Graham, Washington, he received his bachelor's degree in sport management in 2004 and his master’s degree in education administration in 2011 from Washington State.  Kinkela resides in Bonney Lake, Washington with his wife, Merilee and their son Koen.

Tony Kinkela enters his seventh season overall with the Buccaneers and his fifth as an area scout. Kinkela originally joined Tampa Bay as a combine scout, focusing on the NFL combine and working with the NFL in selecting invitees to the annual event.

Prior to joining the Buccaneers, he spent three seasons as the Director of Football Operations for the Tulane Green Wave from 2006-08.

During the 2004 and 2005 campaigns, Kinkela was the assistant director of football operations at Washington State. He also served as the assistant to the recruiting coordinator during the same period, coordinating on campus official and unofficial visits and oversaw the recruiting film system. As a member of the Cougars' staff, Kinkela was a part of Washington State's 2003 Rose Bowl and Holiday Bowl teams, and the 2001 Sun Bowl squad.

As a student at WSU, Kinkela served as a student assistant for the football team from 2001-04, and was a student representative for the NCAA Peer Review Board from 2001-02. A native of Graham, Washington, he received his bachelor's degree in sport management in 2004 and his master’s degree in education administration in 2011 from Washington State.  Kinkela resides in Bonney Lake, Washington with his wife, Merilee and their son Koen.