Todd Bowles Becomes Latest Black Head Coach in NFL as Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Bruce Arians Steps Into Consultant Role With Team

Todd Bowles Becomes Latest Black Head Coach in NFL as Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Bruce Arians Steps Into Consultant Role With Team

Todd Bowles Becomes Latest Black Head Coach

Another Black head coach has been hired by an NFL team.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that head coach Bruce Arians is stepping down as the team’s head coach as he heads into a front-office position with the NFL team.

As the announcement was made on Wednesday evening, Arians had informed his coaching staff and players about the latest move. He will take on a new role for the team as a Senior Football Consultant. With this adjustment, the Buccaneers have promoted the team’s Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles to take over the position of head coach.

“I am appreciative of the Glazer family and Jason Licht for having faith in me to take on this role, and to Coach Arians for his support and guidance over the past four decades,” said Bowles in a written statement. “Tampa has become home for my family, and we are excited to remain part of this community for years to come. As an organization, we have all the pieces in place to continue the winning standard that has been established here in recent years. I am eager to get started with our players, coaching staff, and front office in preparation for the 2022 season.”

In 2015, Bowles was hired as the head coach of the New York Jets. In his first season, he led the team to a 10-6 record. It was a 6-game upgrade for the New York team after they finished with a 4-12 record the previous season. When Bowles left the Jets, his record was 24-40 during his tenure.

“Todd is a great football coach and I know he will do excellent things here with the Buccaneers. The coaching staff has been crucial to the success we have enjoyed here the past few seasons. Coaching is about teaching players, and this staff has some of the best teachers in the business, says Arians.

It was just recently reported that in a move to possibly combat former Miami Dolphins head coach, Brian Flores‘ discrimination lawsuit, the National Football League (NFL) has assembled a diversity hiring committee to review its hiring practices.

Todd Bowles Becomes Latest Black Head Coach

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