Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coordinators

Greg Schiano has been hired as the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach.  Here is a look at some potential names to fill the coordinator spots on his new staff:


Matt Cavanaugh - New York Jets Quarterbacks Coach
  • Offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears in 1997 and '98.  Greg Schiano was a defensive assistant for the Bears in 1996 and '97 and was the DB coach in '98.

Craig Ver Steeg - Baltimore Ravens Offensive Assistant
  • OC at Rutgers from 2003-07 under Greg Schiano.
  • Offensive quality control coach with the Bears in 1996, where he worked on staff with Schiano.
Frank Cignetti - Rutgers Offensive Coordinator
  • Worked as Schiano's OC at Rutgers in 2011.


Butch Davis - ex-North Carolina Head Coach
  • Head coach at Miami from 1995-2000.  Greg Schiano was his defensive coordinator in 1999 and '00.  
Teryl Austin - Baltimore Ravens Defensive Backs Coach
  • Graduate assistant at Penn State in 1991 and '92, where he worked with Schiano, who was the DB coach at Penn State from 1991-95.
Darren Perry - Green Bay Packers Safeties Coach
  • Played safety at Penn State from 1989-91.  Greg Schiano was a graduate assistant for the Nittany Lions in 1990 before taking over as DB coach in '91.


Kevin O'Dea - Chicago Bears Assistant Special Teams Coach
  • Worked on the Buccaneers staff from 1996-2001 as a defensive assistant.
  • Coached defensive line and linebackers at Penn State in 1992 and '93 after working as a GA in '91.  Schiano was the DB coach at Penn State from 1991-95.
Paul Ferraro - ex-St. Louis Rams Linebackers Coach
  • Defensive coordinator at Rutgers from 2001-04, Schiano's first four years as head coach.
Marwan Maalouf - Baltimore Ravens Assistant Special Teams Coach
  • Worked on the Rutgers staff under Schiano in 2002 and '03.

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