Richard Mann, Tampa Bay's wide receivers coach since 2002, has also taken on the title of assistant head coach
With four more additions - Steve Logan (RBs), Alfredo Roberts (TEs), Chris Mosley (asst. OL) and Jay Kaiser (asst. to the head coach) - and several revamped titles, the Bucs have put the finishing touches on a promising new staff
The NFL's 2009 league year is about to heat up in a big way, with the Scouting Combine, the onset of free agency and the beginning of offseason workouts just ahead. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now fully ready for that rush of action, having completed the reconstruction of their coaching staff on Tuesday.
The Buccaneers welcomed four new members to that staff on Tuesday, announcing the following additions: Steve Logan, running backs coach; Alfredo Roberts, tight ends coach; Chris Mosley, assistant offensive line coach; and Jay Kaiser, assistant to the head coach.
In addition, Richard Mann has been promoted to assistant head coach/wide receivers coach. Richard Bisaccia, who last season successfully tutored the Buccaneers' running backs along with his other duties, will now be the associate head coach/special teams coordinator.
Thus, Raheem Morris's first staff is now in place. The Buccaneers promoted Morris to head coach on January 17; he and new General Manager Mark Dominik later hired Jeff Jagodzinski and Jim Bates to serve as the offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively.
Logan, Roberts, Mosley and Kaiser join seven other newcomers to the Buccaneers' staff in 2009: Jagodzinski, Bates, Joe Baker (defensive backs), Joe Barry (linebackers), Chris Keenan (assistant strength and conditioning), Pete Mangurian (offensive line) and Robert Nunn (defensive line). Barry previously served in the same capacity on the Bucs' staff from 2001-2006.
Logan rejoins Jagodzinski after the two worked together during two outstanding seasons at Boston College. Logan was the Eagles' offensive coordinator under Jagodzinski, the head coach, in 2007-08 and he helped B.C. post 20 wins and appear in two conference championships in that short span. In 2007, Jagodzinski and Logan helped lead Boston College to 11 victories, the school's highest total since 1940.
Last fall, Logan presided over an offense that rushed for 142.9 yards per game and scored 18 touchdowns on the ground despite relying heavily on newcomers. The Eagles' two leading rushers – Montel Harris (921 yards) and Josh Haden (492) – were both freshman, and the B.C. offense as a whole had five new starters in 2008.
Logan's new post marks his first position on an NFL staff, but he did spend three seasons (2004-06) coaching in the now-defunct NFL Europa with the Berlin Thunder and Rhein Fire. Prior to that experience, he spent 23 years coaching on the collegiate level, culminating in an 11-year stint (1992-2002) as the head coach at East Carolina. The winningest coach in ECU history, he guided the Pirates to a 69-58 record and led the team to five bowl games.
Before he was named the ECU head coach, Logan spent three seasons on the Pirates staff coaching running backs and then serving as the co-offensive coordinator. He previously had stops at Mississippi State, Colorado, Tulsa, Oklahoma State and Hutchinson Junior College.
Roberts has significant NFL experience, first as a player with the Kansas City Chiefs (1988-90) and Dallas Cowboys (1991-93) and then as a coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2003-06) and the Cleveland Browns (2007-08). Most recently, he helped Browns tight end Kellen Winslow harness his talent and produce an 82-catch Pro Bowl season in 2007. Winslow struggled with injuries in 2008 but the Browns tight end corps still recorded 73 receptions for 735 yards and four touchdowns.
Roberts tutored the tight ends in Jacksonville, as well, helping to develop young pass-catchers George Wrighster and Marcedes Lewis. Prior to that four-year stint with the Jaguars, Roberts began his coaching career at Florida Atlantic University, first as an assistant coach from 1999-2000 and then as the wide receivers coach from 2001-02.
As a player, Roberts helped the Cowboys win a pair of Super Bowls under Head coach Jimmy Johnson. Originally an eighth-round pick of the Chiefs in 1988, Roberts developed into one of the league's top blocking tight ends and had a five-year stretch in which he played in 80 consecutive contests. His playing career ended following a 1993 foot injury. Roberts was also a member of two national championship teams at the University of Miami.
Mosley also has ties to Boston College, as he served as an assistant offensive line coach on Jagodzinski's staff in 2007 before heading to Princeton in 2008 to coach tight ends. A former running back at Southeast Missouri State and Washington and Jefferson College, Mosley began his football coaching career at the latter of those two schools in 2004. He also spent one season as an offensive graduate assistant at Akron in 2005 before coaching the cornerbacks at Villanova in 2006. Mosley first foray into coaching was in strength and conditioning, as he was an assistant in that capacity at Notre Dame from 2001-03 and with the Cincinnati Reds from 2003-04.
Mann has fashioned an impressive NFL career spanning nearly three decades, with the last seven years spent as the Buccaneers' receivers coach. He has been guiding NFL receivers (and occasionally tight ends) without interruption since he first began with the Baltimore Colts in 1982. This marks the first time he has had an "assistant head coach" tag added to his title.
Bisaccia has also been with the Buccaneers since 2002, with all of his previous experience occurring on the collegiate level. An extremely valuable member of the staff for the last seven years, he has progressed from special teams coach to special teams coordinator, adding the associate head coach title last year. Bisaccia also coached the running backs in 2008 but will cede that duty back to Logan in 2009.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2009 Coaching Staff
|Raheem Morris||Head Coach|
|Jim Bates||Defensive Coordinator|
|Jeff Jagodzinski||Offensive Coordinator|
|Richard Bisaccia||Associate Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator|
|Richard Mann||Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers|
|Joe Baker||Defensive Backs Coach|
|Joe Barry||Linebackers Coach|
|Tim Berbenich||Assistant Running Backs Coach|
|Ejiro Evero||Defensive Quality Control Coach|
|Jay Kaiser||Assistant to the Head Coach|
|Chris Keenan||Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach|
|Steve Logan||Running Backs Coach|
|Pete Mangurian||Offensive Line Coach|
|Chris Mosley||Assistant Offensive Line Coach|
|Robert Nunn||Defensive Line Coach|
|Greg Olson||Quarterbacks Coach|
|Alfredo Roberts||Tight Ends Coach|
|Kurtis Shultz||Head Strength and Conditioning Coach|
|Dwayne Stukes||Assistant Defensive Backs Coach|
|Todd Wash||Defensive Line Coach|