The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have finalized their coaching staff for the 2010
season, the team announced.
Alex Van Pelt has been named quarterbacks coach, Eric Yarber wide receivers coach, and Tim Holt offensive assistant coach.
Jimmy Lake has been named defensive backs coach, and Joe Baker, who served as Tampa Bay's defensive backs coach in 2009, will coach linebackers in 2010.
In addition, Chris Mosley has been named defensive assistant coach after serving as assistant offensive line coach in 2009.
Van Pelt, who entered the 2009 season as the Buffalo Bills quarterbacks coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator in September, spent four seasons (2006-09) overall with the Bills.
In his only season as offensive coordinator, Van Pelt led an offense that featured former backup RB Fred Jackson. The third-year pro rushed for a career-high 1,062 yards on 237 attempts (4.5 avg.) with two touchdowns in Van Pelt's offense while also hauling in a career-high 46 receptions, good for second on the team, for 371 yards and two touchdowns. His 1,062 rushing yards ranked ninth in the AFC and his 1,433 total yards from scrimmage ranked 10th in the NFL and sixth in the AFC.
During his time as quarterbacks coach, Van Pelt assisted in the development of QB Trent Edwards, who posted a 65.5 completion percentage to rank sixth in the NFL in 2008 as well second all-time in Bills history for a single season.
Van Pelt was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the eighth round of the 1993 NFL Draft and later signed with Buffalo as a free agent in 1995. He spent his entire career as a member of the Bills and played in 31 games with 11 starts while amassing 2,985 yards passing and 16 touchdowns.
Yarber, who served as a college assistant coach for 11 seasons and was most recently at Arizona State, has also coached in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers (2003-04) and Seattle Seahawks (1998). With the 49ers, Yarber guided Pro Bowler Terrell Owens to a 1,000-yard season in his first year and played an integral part in the development of rookie wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, who led the team with a 15.1-yard average per catch in 2004.
Yarber was also a member of Dennis Erickson's staff at Oregon State from 1999-2002. He coached the receivers for three seasons after switching from running backs coach following the 1999 season. During Yarber's tenure, the Beavers sent two receivers to the NFL in 2001, as Chad Johnson was a second-round selection of Cincinnati and T.J. Houshmandzadeh was the seventh-round pick of the Bengals.
A 12th-round draft pick out of Idaho by Washington in the 1986 NFL Draft, Yarber spent three seasons with the Redskins as a wide receiver and kick returner. He was a member of Washington's Super Bowl XXII championship team in 1988, which was led by Super Bowl MVP and current Buccaneers Director of Pro Personnel Doug Williams.
BUCCANEERS 2010 COACHING STAFF
Raheem Morris - Head Coach
Greg Olson - Offensive Coordinator
Richard Bisaccia - Associate Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator
Joe Baker - Linebackers Coach
Tim Berbenich - Assistant Wide Receivers Coach
Tim Holt - Offensive Assistant Coach
Jay Kaiser - Assistant to the Head Coach
Chris Keenan - Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Jimmy Lake - Defensive Backs Coach
Steve Logan - Running Backs Coach
Pete Mangurian - Offensive Line Coach
Chris Mosley - Defensive Assistant Coach
Alfredo Roberts - Tight Ends Coach
Kurtis Shultz - Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Dwayne Stukes - Assistant Defensive Backs Coach
Alex Van Pelt - Quarterbacks Coach
Todd Wash - Defensive Line Coach
Eric Yarber - Wide Receivers Coach
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