The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that the team has hired Greg Skaggs as its director of athlete performance.
In the newly-created role, Skaggs will oversee the team's sports science program, working closely with Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Anthony Piroli and Head Athletic Trainer Bobby Slater to develop best practice policies for player training and recovery.
Skaggs will help develop a program to optimize player performance and safety while collaborating with the medical services team who will implement evidence-based recovery protocols and evaluate factors to help predict and prevent future injuries.
Skaggs comes to the Buccaneers from the University of Oregon, where he served as the Director of Athletic Medicine from 2007-2019. Prior to being hired full-time with the Ducks, Skaggs spent 10 years in private practice as a family practice and sports medicine practitioner in Oregon and worked with the University of Oregon Athletic Medicine Department part-time for three years.
A Wisconsin native, Skaggs completed his undergraduate degree at Creighton University before attending the University of Virginia, where he obtained his medical degree and completed his residency.