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The Best Tampa Bay Bucs Coaches of All Time

Throughout their time as a football franchise since 1976 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had a variety of coaches, but who is the best Tampa Bay Bucs head coach of all time? We want you to help us answer that question by voting for your favorite Buccaneers coaches, keeping stats like Super Bowl wins and playoff runs in mind.

Only two Bucs coaches have brought the team to the big game, Bruce Arians, who guided the Tom Brady led squad to the 2020 Super Bowl win, as well as Mr. Jon Gruden, referred to as "Chucky" by Tampa fans because of his physical appearance and scary demeanor. He took the Bucs to the Super Bowl in 2002, defeating the Oakland Raiders 48-21. Tony Dungy also brought the Bucs to the playoffs several times in his coaching stint from 1996-2001, but wasn't able to win a championship. 

If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a best of all time team, who would coach it? Vote for your favorites below, even  if the coach never won a championship with the Tampa Bay Bucs.

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  • Anthony Kevin Dungy ( DUN-jee; born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League (NFL). Dungy was head coach of the Tampa Bay ...more
  • Bruce Charles Arians (born October 3, 1952) is an American football executive in the National Football League (NFL) and former coach. Since 2022, he has been a senior football consultant for the ...more
  • John Harvey McKay (July 5, 1923 – June 10, 2001) was an American football coach. He was the head football coach at the University of Southern California (USC) from 1960 to 1975 and head coach of the ...more
  • Jon David Gruden (born August 17, 1963) is an American football coach who served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons. He held his first head coaching position with ...more
  • Samuel David Wyche (born January 5, 1945) is a former American football player and current coach at Pickens High School in South Carolina. Wyche is a former player and former head coach for the ...more
  • Todd Robert Bowles (born November 18, 1963) is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He previously ...more
  • Lovie Lee Smith (born May 8, 1958) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was previously the head coach of the Chicago ...more
  • Dirk Jeffrey Koetter ( KUT-ər; born February 5, 1959) is an American football coach who is the current offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL) where he ...more
  • Raheem Morris (born September 3, 1976) is an American football coach who is currently an assistant head coach and wide receivers coach for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). ...more
  • Richard Williamson (April 13, 1941 – September 21, 2015) was an American football player and coach. He was the head football coach at Memphis State University—now known as the University of ...more
  • Walter Ray Perkins (born December 6, 1941) is an American football coach and former player. He most recently was the head football coach at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi from ...more
  • Gregory Edward Schiano (born June 1, 1966) is an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Rutgers from 2001 to 2011 and as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012 to ...more
  • Leeman Bennett (born June 20, 1938) is a former American football coach who served at both the collegiate and professional levels, but is most prominently remembered as head coach of the National ...more