Bucs make it official, announce sweeping changes to coaching staff

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are shaking up their coaching staff, announcing multiple changes Thursday.

The team is parting ways with offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, specialists coach Chris Boniol, wide receivers coach Kevin Garver, offensive quality control coach Jeff Kastl, assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust, and running backs Coach Todd McNair.

In addition, quarterbacks Coach Clyde Christensen, senior offensive assistant Rick Christophel, and outside linebackers coach Bob Sanders have all decided to retire.

“We appreciate the hard work and contributions that all of these coaches made to our successes over the past four seasons,” Bucs head coach Todd Bowles said in the team’s official release. “As a collective group, we did not meet the high standards that had been set for this past year and my focus now is on doing what is needed to ensure a successful 2023 season. These were very difficult decisions but something that I felt was necessary for our football team going forward.”

Bowles will now get an opportunity to mold much of his own coaching staff after inheriting this most recent group from former Bucs head coach Bruce Arians, who retired last offseason.

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Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire