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Phair, Polk Round Out Coaching Staff

Posted Jan 24, 2014

With Mike Phair on board to assist with the defensive line and Carlos Polk aiding Kevin O’Dea on special teams, the Buccaneers’ 2014 coaching staff under Lovie Smith is now complete

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mike Phair, a former Bears assistant and Bucs scout, will work with D-Line Coach Joe Cullen
  • Former NFL player Carlos Polk will assist Special Teams Coordinator Kevin O'Dea
  • Lovie Smith's coaching staff is now complete, three weeks after Smith took over the Bucs' helm
Lovie Smith’s coaching staff is now complete.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2014 staff came together quickly under Smith, with its final two components added on Friday: Mike Phair, assistant defensive line coach, and Carlos Polk, assistant special teams coach.  Phair will work with Defensive Line Coach Joe Cullen while Polk will assist Special Teams Coordinator Kevin O’Dea.

Phair joins the Buccaneers after three seasons working with the defensive line in Chicago (2011-13), the first two under Smith. While with the Bears, Phair coached Pro Bowlers Julius Pepper (2011, 2012) and Henry Melton (2012).  Prior to joining Smith’s staff in 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 their 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 its Super Bowl XXVII 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.

- New Bucs Assistant Defensive Line Coach Mike Phair worked with the same position in Chicago from 2011-13
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 in coaching in 2009 at Grossmont College in La Mesa, California.  Prior to coaching, Polk played eight seasons in the NFL, including seven as a member of the Chargers (2001-07), where he was named two-time Special Teams Player of the Year and won the Ed Block Courage Award.

Smith was named the Buccaneers’ 10th head coach on January 2.  In the three weeks since, he quickly put together the following 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 Coach

Gill Byrd

Cornerbacks Coach

Joe Cullen

Defensive Line Coach

Jon Embree

Tight Ends Coach

Andrew Hayes-Stoker

Wide Receivers Coach

Dave Kennedy

Head Strength and 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 Coach

George Warhop

Offensive Line Coach

Matt Wiegand

Assistant Offensive Line Coach