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Bucs coaches

By RICK STROUD and ROGER MILLS

© St. Petersburg Times, published September 6, 2002


JON GRUDEN

JON GRUDEN

TITLE: Head coach.

RECORD: 38-26-0 (2-2 in playoffs).

LAST SEASON: Led Raiders to a 10-6 record and AFC West title. Lost to eventual Super Bowl champion New England in second round of playoffs.

YEARS WITH BUCS: First.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: Raiders coach (1998-2001); Eagles offensive coordinator (1995-97); Packers receivers coach (1992-94); University of Pittsburgh receivers coach (1991); San Francisco 49ers offensive assistant (1990); University of Pacific receivers coach (1989); Southeast Missouri State passing game coordinator (1988); University of Tennessee graduate assistant (1986-87).

PLAYING CAREER: Three-year letterman at quarterback at the University of Dayton. Flyers had a 24-7 record in Gruden's three varsity seasons.

PERSONAL: Gruden and his wife, Cindy, a former University of Tennessee cheerleader, have three sons, Jon II, 8, Michael, 5, and Jayson, 2. Gruden's father, Jim, is a regional scout for the 49ers and served as running backs coach (1983-83) and director of player personnel (1984-86) for the Bucs. Jim and his wife, Kathy, reside in Tampa. Gruden's brother, Jay, won four Arena Football League championships in six seasons with the Tampa Bay Storm. He also coached and played quarterback for the Orlando Predators and serves as an offensive assistant for the Bucs.

JOE BARRY

TITLE: Linebackers coach.

YEARS WITH BUCS: Second.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: San Francisco 49ers defensive quality control coach (2000); UNLV linebackers coach (1999); Northern Arizona linebackers/defensive ends coach (1996-98); Southern California graduate assistant (1994-95).

PLAYING CAREER: Two-year letter winner as linebacker at Southern California from 1991-93.

PERSONAL: Son-in-law of defensive line coach Rod Marinelli. Barry and his wife, Chris, have two daughters, Camryn and Lauren.

RICHARD BISACCIA

TITLE: Special teams coach.

YEARS WITH BUCS: First.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: Mississippi State special teams coordinator/assistant head coach, running backs coach (1999-2001); Clemson running backs coach/special teams (1994-98); South Carolina running backs coach/special teams (1992-93); South Carolina volunteer assistant/tight ends (1989-91).

PLAYING CAREER: A four-year starter at defensive back at Yankton college (1979-82). Signed with the USFL Philadelphia Stars (1983).

PERSONAL: He and his wife, Jeanne, have four children: Michele, Elizabeth, Madeline and Richie.

MONTE KIFFIN

TITLE: Defensive coordinator.

YEARS WITH BUCS: Seventh.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: This is Kiffin's 20th NFL season. Before coming to Tampa Bay he was the Saints defensive coordinator (1995); Vikings defensive coordinator (1991-94); Jets linebackers coach (1990); Vikings linebackers coach (1986-89); Bills linebackers coach (1983); North Carolina State head coach (1980-82); Arkansas assistant coach (1979); Arkansas defensive coordinator (1977-78); Nebraska defensive coordinator (1973-76); Nebraska defensive assistant (1966-72).

PLAYING CAREER: An offensive and defensive tackle at Nebraska from 1959-63. Played defensive end for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in 1965.

PERSONAL: Monte and his wife, Robin, have three children: daughter Heidi and sons Lane and Chris.

RICHARD MANN

TITLE: Receivers coach

YEARS WITH THE BUCS: First.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: In his 21st season in the NFL and 33rd in coaching. He began coaching wide receivers at Aliquippa High (Pa.) in 1970 before taking the same position at Arizona State University from 1974-79. The next year Mann was receivers coach at the University of Louisville. He began his NFL career in 1982 with the Colts and has made stops with the Browns, Jets, Ravens, Chiefs and Redskins.

PLAYING CAREER: Was a three-year starter at flanker and tight end for Arizona State University.

PERSONAL: A native of Aliquippa, Mann is married to Karen and the couple have four children: daughters Deven and Brittany and sons Richard and Mario.

ROD MARINELLI

TITLE: Assistant head coach/defensive line.

YEARS WITH BUCS: Seventh season.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: Southern Cal defensive line (1995); Arizona State assistant coach/defensive line (1992-94). Cal-Berkeley defensive line coach (1983-91); Utah State defensive line (1976-81); Rosemead High (Calif.) assistant coach (1973-75).

PLAYING CAREER: Played offensive and defensive tackle at Utah in 1968 before serving one year in Vietnam. Attended California Lutheran from 1970-72, where he earned NAIA All-America honors at offensive tackle.

PERSONAL: Rod and his wife, Barbara, reside in Tampa. The family includes daughters Chris and Gina. Chris is married to Bucs linebackers coach Joe Barry.

MIKE MORRIS

TITLE: Assistant strength and conditioning coach.

YEARS WITH BUCS: First.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: Spent 1997-99 seasons as assistant speed coach under strength and conditioning coach Johnny Parker.

PLAYING CAREER: Three-year letter winner as a receiver at Syracuse. Ranked fourth in the world in 100 meters in 1985 and participated in Olympic Trials in 1984 and 1988.

PERSONAL: Younger brother of former NFL players Jamie and Joe Morris. He and his wife, Thomasina, have two children, daughter Paige and son Travis.

BILL MUIR

TITLE: Offensive line coach/offensive coordinator.

YEARS WITH THE BUCS: First as a coach. He was a scout from 1978-81.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: He has been on the sideline for 37 seasons and is in his 25th season in the NFL. Coaching stops have included Patriots (1982-84), Lions (85-88), Colts (89-91), Eagles (92-94) and Jets (95-2001).

PLAYING CAREER: He played collegiately at Susquehanna 1962-64 but never played professionally.

PERSONAL: Originally from Pittsburgh, Muir is married to Barbara, and the couple have a son, Brady, and daughter, Keelan. An avid Bruce Springsteen fan.

JOHNNY PARKER

TITLE: Strength and conditioning coach.

YEARS WITH THE BUCS: First.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: He is entering his 17th season and has been on three Super Bowl teams. He was with the Giants (1984-92) and the Patriots (1993-99).

PERSONAL: Born in Greenville, S.C., and raised in Shaw, Miss. Attended Ole Miss and has a master's degree from Delta State University. Is married to Jane.

STAN PARRISH

TITLE: Quarterbacks coach.

YEARS WITH THE BUCS: First.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: After 24 seasons of coaching collegiately, Parrish joins the NFL. Has had stops at Wabash College (1977-82), Purdue (1983), Marshall (1984-85), Kansas State (1986-88), Rutgers (1990-95) and Michigan (1996-2001).

PLAYING CAREER: Played defensive back at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, in 1964-67.

PERSONAL: Born in Cleveland, Parrish and his wife, Ruth, have a son, Andrew, and a daughter, Libby.

MIKE TOMLIN

TITLE: Defensive backs coach.

YEARS WITH BUCS: Second.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: Defensive backs coach at Cincinnati (1999-2000); Arkansas State defensive backs coach (1998) and receivers coach (1997); Memphis graduate assistant (1996); Virginia Military Institute receivers coach (1995).

PLAYING CAREER: Three-year starter at William & Mary with 101 career receptions for 2,046 yards and school-record 20 TDs.

PERSONAL: Tomlin and his wife, Kiya, reside in Tampa with their two sons, Dino and Mason.

ART VALERO

TITLE: Tight ends coach.

YEARS WITH THE BUCS: First.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: In his first season as an official NFL coach, has had coaching fellowships with the Chiefs (1994), Bills (1996) and Jets (1998). From 1998-2001 Valero was offensive line/assistant head coach at Louisville.

PLAYING CAREER: A two-time letterman on the offensive line for Boise State in 1979 and 1980. His 1980 team won the Division I-AA national championship.

PERSONAL: A native of La Mirada, Calif., Valero and his wife, Terry, have two children: daughter Kimberly and son Kyle.

KIRBY WILSON

TITLE: Running backs coach.

YEARS WITH THE BUCS: First.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: In his fifth season in the NFL. Served three seasons with the Patriots (1997-99) and one with the Redskins (2000). Last season was receivers coach at Southern Cal.

PLAYING CAREER: A former receiver and kick returner at Illinois (1981-82), played two seasons in the CFL with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1983) and Toronto Argonauts (1984).

PERSONAL: A former track star at Dorsey High in Los Angeles, Wilson is married to Danielle and the couple have three sons, Kris, Michael and Tyler, and a daughter, Malia.

COACHING ASSISTANTS

JEREMY BATES

TITLE: Offensive quality control coach.

YEARS WITH THE BUCS: First.

PERSONAL: From Sevierville, Tenn., the son of Dolphins defensive coordinator Jim Bates. His brother, James, was a linebacker on the Gators 1996 national championship team. Played quarterback at the University of Tennessee in 1995 and graduated from Rice, where he played quarterback and was a second baseman.

MICHAEL CHRISTIANSON

TITLE: Assistant offensive line/offensive quality control coach.

YEARS WITH THE BUCS: First.

PERSONAL: A native of Kanu, Idaho, has coached in college ranks since 1991. Played linebacker at Portland State (1987-88) and offensive tackle at Western Oregon (1989-91). He and wife Tracy have two sons, Taylor and Cameron.

RAHEEM MORRIS

TITLE: Defensive quality control coach.

YEARS WITH BUCS: First.

PERSONAL: From Irvington, N.J.. Played at Hofstra (1994-97). Started coaching at Hofstra in 1998. After stint at Cornell in 1999, returned to Hofstra in 2000-01 and served an internship with the Jets in 2001.

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