(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.




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