UPDATED: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Eric Yarber to serve as their new wide receivers coach as first reported by Pewter Report. Yarber, who played wide receiver for the Redskins from 1986-87, has spent several years as a WRs coach, most recently with Arizona State. Tim Holt was hired to be an offensive assistant.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Eric Yarber as their new wide receivers coach, as PewterReport.com first reported.
Earlier this week, Bucs head coach Raheem Morris informed several candidates that interviewed for the job, including former Bucs WR Ike Hilliard, of the team's decision to go with Yarber, who has significant experience coaching wide receivers at both the college and pro levels.
Yarber, 46, played wide receiver for the Washington Redskins from 1986-87. The ‘Skins won the Super Bowl in Yarber's final year with the team. Yarber originally entered the NFL as a 12th-round pick out of Idaho.
His resume' includes stints as a wide receivers coach with several different teams, including Arizona State (2007-09), Washington (2005-06), the San Francisco 49ers (2003-04), Oregon State (2000-02) and UNLV (1997).
Yarber got his first shot in the coaching ranks in 1996 as a secondary coach with Idaho. He has also worked as an assistant coach with the Seattle Seahawks (1998) and running backs coach at Oregon State (1999).
Tampa Bay's wide receiver coaching position vacancy was created at the end of the 2009 regular season when the Bucs and WRs coach Richard Mann, who had been with the team since 2002, mutually decided to part ways. The Bucs hired former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt to fill their open quarterbacks coaching job
earlier this week. Tampa Bay's coaching staff is complete, after the team announced the hiring of Van Pelt, Yarber, and offensive assitant Tim Holt.
Chris Mosley has been named the defensive assistant coach. During the 2009 season, Mosley served as an assistant offensive line coach.
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