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Buccaneers hires two women as assistant coaches

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a historical move today. The team is hiring two full-time female assistant coaches, head coach Bruce Arians said during a radio appearance.

Arians revealed the team was hiring women to be their assistant defensive line coach and assistant strength & conditioning coach. Arians is following through on his word and practicing what he preached, as he had said a couple of weeks ago he wanted to see more women coaches in the NFL.

Arians was the first coach ever to hire a woman to his staff back in 2015 when he hired Jen Welter as an assistant coach for the preseason during his time with the Cardinals. Arians has been a longtime champion of diversity on coaching staffs and is leading a charge in the NFL.

Arians is never afraid to go bold, both on and off the field. This development isn’t exactly surprising given Arians’ history. He’s already brought a level of excitement to Tampa Bay that the franchise hasn’t seen in a long time.

The Bucs swapped out Dirk Koetter for Arians with the hope that he’d be able to get the most out of Jameis Winston as Winston heads into the final year of his rookie deal. This has the potential to be a transformative season for the Buccaneers because if Winston doesn’t play well, the team could be moving on after the 2019 season.

The names of the newly hired coaches weren’t immediately available, but it should be interesting to see who they are.