TAMPA, Fla | Buccaneers fire coach Dirk Koetter after 3 seasons

TAMPA, Fla | Buccaneers fire coach Dirk Koetter after 3 seasons

TAMPA, Fla.— Dirk Koetter has been fired as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The team made the announcement Sunday night, a little more than three hours after the Bucs concluded a disappointing season with a 34-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Koetter was promoted from offensive coordinator to his first NFL head coaching position when Tampa Bay fired Lovie Smith in January 2016. He led the Bucs to a 9-7 record that year, but followed up with consecutive 5-11 finishes.

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