GENERAL MANAGERS OF THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Since their inception in 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had an interesting run in the NFL from their initial There have been five official GMs since the inception of the franchise. John McKay, Ray Perkins and Sam Wyche all served as a combined Director of Football Operations and Head Coach so were never officially given that title. Phil Kreuger only officially took the title in 1991 but performed the role for several years prior to that. Leading up to and during the 1976 expansion season, Ron Wolf handled a similar job before going on to an official GM position with other NFL teams.
PHIL KREUGER Kreuger was an original member of the coaching staff and had different roles from 1976-80. Moved to the front office in support roles and became the first official GM in team history in 1991. He passed away in January 2020 at the age of 90.
RICH McKAY McKay was the son of the first head coach and was a ball boy on the 1976 staff. He re-joined the Bucs in 1992 as VP of Football Administration and was promoted to GM in 1995. He left the Bucs in 2003 and went on to work with the Atlanta Falcons.
BRUCE ALLEN Allen was the son of Hall of Fame Coach George Allen and was a 12th round pick of the Colts in 1978 as a punter. He spent nine years with the Oakland Raiders before joining the Bucs in 2004. He left after 2008 and went on to work with Washington.
MARK DOMINIK Dominik began with the Bucs in 1995 as a Pro Personnel Assistant and worked his way through the scouting ranks before becoming GM in 2009. He spent five years in the role and went on to media roles with both ESPN and Sirius XM Radio.
JASON LICHT Licht became the fifth GM in Bucs history in 2014 having had been in NFL front offices for 20 years beginning with the Dolphins in a scouting role. He went on to work in the front office for the Patriots, Eagles and Cardinals before arriving in Tampa Bay.
HUGH CULVERHOUSE Culverhouse was the first owner of the franchise buying out minority partner Marvin Warner in 1977. He was influential around the NFL and brought the first Super Bowl to Tampa in 1984. He passed away in 1994 and is the subject of a superb book by Denis Crawford.
THE GLAZER FAMILY The Glazers became the owners of the franchise in 1995 and immediately set about renovating every aspect leading to a return to success. They also own Manchester United and have been tremendous supporters of my own efforts. Malcolm Glazer passed away in 2014.
BRIAN FORD Brian joined the Bucs in 2006 and has been the COO since 2009. He has been incredibly supportive of the Buc fans around the world and was instrumental in all the events that took place in the three London International Series games, as well as being a massive supporter of this site.