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25 January 2016

BUCCANEERS HIRE DEFENSIVE BACKS COACH BRETT MAXIE

Team Completes 2016 Coaching Staff
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have hired Brett Maxie as defensive backs coach.
 
Maxie comes to Tampa Bay after having spending the past two seasons at Vanderbilt, working as the secondary coach (2014) and cornerbacks coach (2015). Prior to his time at Vanderbilt, Maxie spent two seasons with the Tennessee Titans (2012-13), serving as the defensive backs coach. Under Maxie’s guidance, cornerback Alterraun Verner earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2013, after registering a career-high five interceptions and 22 passes defensed, which tied for the league lead. Before joining the Titans staff, Maxie spent three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys (2008-11), as the team’s defensive backs coach, helping Mike Jenkins and Terence Newman earn Pro Bowl selections in 2009.
 
Prior to his coaching career, Maxie spent 13 seasons in the NFL as a player, starting 104 of 153 games played, compiling 588 tackles, 81 passes defensed, 23 interceptions (300 return yards, three touchdowns) and 4.0 sacks. He entered the league as a college free agent with the New Orleans Saints, where he played from 1985-93, before stints with the Atlanta Falcons (1994), Carolina Panthers (1995-96) and San Francisco 49ers (1997). Following the ’99 season Maxie began his coaching career with the Panthers, working as quality control/defensive backs coach (1998). He then worked with the 49ers as assistant defensive secondary coach (1999-2001) and defensive backs coach (2002-03), before joining the Falcons as the defensive backs coach (2004-06) and the Miami Dolphins as the secondary/safeties coach (2007).
 
With Maxie’s hire, the Buccaneers have finalized their 2016 coaching staff. Below is a list of the completed staff.
 
2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coaching Staff
 
Dirk Koetter               Head Coach

Nate Kaczor               Special Teams Coordinator
Todd Monken            Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
Mike Smith                 Defensive Coordinator
Mike Bajakian            Quarterbacks
Butch Barry               Assistant Offensive Line
Dave Borgonzi          Defensive Quality Control
Mark Duffner             Linebackers
Jon Embree               Tight Ends
Jay Hayes                  Defensive Line
Jon Hoke                    Secondary
Dave Kennedy           Head Strength & Conditioning
Brett Maxie                Defensive Backs
Carlos Polk                Assistant Special Teams
Tim Spencer              Running Backs
Paul Spicer                Assistant Defensive Line
Ben Steele                 Offensive Quality Control
Joe Vaughn               Assistant Strength & Conditioning
Chad Wade                Assistant Strength & Conditioning
George Warhop        Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line
Andrew Weidinger    Assistant Wide Receivers/Game Management
Zack Grossi               Assistant to the Head Coach
 

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