(via Tampa Bay Buccaneers Communications) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have completed their coaching staff for the 2014 NFL season, naming Mike Phair as assistant defensive line coach and Carlos Polk as assistant special teams coach.
Phair joins the Buccaneers after three seasons with Chicago (2011-13), including two with Tampa Bay Head Coach Lovie Smith. While with the Bears, Phair coached Pro Bowlers Julius Peppers (2011, 2012) and Henry Melton (2012).
Prior to joining Chicago, Phair spent six seasons with Seattle, three as a coach (2008-10) and three as an area scout (2005-07), working with the team during its 2005 NFC Championship season.
Before joining the Seahawks, Phair spent three seasons as a college scout for the Buccaneers (2002-04), including working with the team during their Super Bowl XXXVII championship season. Phair also had college coaching experience with Arizona State (1999-2000) and Tiffin University (2001), before joining the NFL.
Phair played collegiately at Arizona State (1990-91), after beginning his career with Mesa Community College (1988-89), where he was an all-conference linebacker.
Polk comes to Tampa Bay after having served as assistant special teams coach for the San Diego Chargers from 2010-12. Polk got his start coaching in 2009, working at Grossmont College in La Mesa, Calif.
Prior to coaching, Polk played eight seasons in the NFL, including seven as a member of the Chargers (2001-07), where he was named the team’s two-time Special Teams Player of the Year and won the Ed Block Courage Award.
2014 BUCCANEERS COACHING STAFF
Lovie Smith Head Coach
Leslie Frazier Defensive Coordinator
Jeff Tedford Offensive Coordinator
Kevin O’Dea Special Teams Coordinator
Marcus Arroyo Quarterbacks Coach
Dave Borgonzi Defensive Quality Control
Gill Byrd Cornerbacks Coach
Joe Cullen Defensive Line Coach
Jon Embree Tight Ends Coach
Andrew Hayes-Stoker Wide Receivers Coach
Dave Kennedy Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Larry Marmie Senior Defensive Assistant
Hardy Nickerson Linebackers Coach
Mike Phair Assistant Defensive Line Coach
Carlos Polk Assistant Special Teams Coach
Mikal Smith Safeties Coach
Tim Spencer Running Backs Coach
Ben Steele Offensive Quality Control
George Warhop Offensive Line Coach
Matt Wiegand Asistant Offensive Line Coach