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February 3, 2009 @ 4:53 am
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Bucs Make Coaching Moves; Williams Promoted

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Tampa Bay has hired former Green Bay DTs coach Robert Nunn. Nunn and Todd Wash will serve as Tampa Bay's D-line coaches. The Bucs also officially named Joe Baker the new DBs coach and Kurt Shultz the strength and conditioning coach. Doug Williams has been retained and promoted.

The Buccaneers are not quite done making changes to their coaching staff.

Tampa Bay announced several coaching and staff moves on Tuesday. The Bucs officially announced the hiring of Robert Nunn as a defensive line coach, Joe Baker as the defensive backs coach and Chris Keenan as the assistant strength and conditioning coach.

In addition, the Bucs have promoted Kurt Shultz to strength and conditioning coach and Dwayne Stukes to assistant special teams coach. Tampa Bay has also retained personnel executive Doug Williams, whose new title is coordinator of pro scouting.

Nunn recently worked as a defensive line coach with Green Bay. While Nunn is new a D-line coach in Tampa Bay, Todd Wash has been retained, giving Tampa Bay two defensive line coaches under new defensive coordinator Jim Bates. It is believed one coach will handle the defensive tackles while the other oversees the defensive ends.

Nunn, 43, worked with Bates in Miami (2000-02, '04) and again in Green Bay in 2005. He spent the past four seasons with the Packers before being fired with several other Green Bay coaches on Jan. 5.

Baker, whose hiring PewterReport.com first reported last week, spent two seasons with Denver, the first of which was with Bates during the 2007 season. He worked as the linebackers coach with the Broncos, and fills the DBs coaching position that was occupied by new Bucs head coach Raheem Morris over the last two seasons.

Williams, who played quarterback for Tampa Bay from 1978-82, joined the Bucs front office in 2004 after serving as the head coach at Grambling State from 1998-2003. His new role will include some of new general manager Mark Dominik's old duties as director of pro personnel, including coordinating the scouting and recruiting of all NFL players, monitoring NFL player transactions and overseeing tryouts. Williams will also monitor other pro football leagues, including the CFL.

Shultz just completed his third season as Tampa Bay's assistant strength and conditioning coach. He replaces Mike Morris, who was fired after seven seasons with the Buccaneers.

Stukes has also been with the Bucs for three seasons. He previously served as a special teams quality control coach, and will now work as an assistant to special teams coordinator Richard Bisaccia, who has been with the Bucs since 2002.

Tampa Bay still is looking to fill voids at the running backs and tight ends coaching positions, as well as offensive and defensive quality control roles.


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