Tampa Bay Buccaneers hire Greg Schiano as Head Coach

It is official now, according to Adam Schefter, as originally reported by Brett McMurphy: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano to be their next head coach, and have signed him to a five-year deal. The Bucs were the only team still looking for a head coach, after they fired third-year head coach Raheem Morris on January 3.

Greg Schiano has been the head coach with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights since 2001, turning a perennial loser into a contender in the Big East. While his overall record is not overwhelming at 68-67, he has managed to get the Scarlet Knights to bowl games in six of the last seven years, winning five of those bowl games. Rutgers had not been to a bowl game since 1978 before the arrival of Greg Schiano.

Greg Schiano is a former defensive coordinator and has a reputation as a conservative, defensive head coach. According to Adam Schefter he had interviewed with the St. Louis Rams, and has been recommended by Bill Belichick and others. The next move will be to hire a quality coaching staff in Tampa Bay to support Greg Schiano.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bucs Nation

You must be a member of Bucs Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Nation. You should read them.

Join Bucs Nation

You must be a member of Bucs Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker