Bucs Hire Two More Coaches

March 20th, 2019

Bruce Arians

Joe can already hear the cynics and the heartless haters salivating at the thought of a woman barking orders at Gerald McCoy on the practice field.

Today the Bucs hired two new assistant coaches, Maral Javadifar, an assistant strength and conditioning coach, and Lori Locust, assistant defensive line coach.

According to the Bucs, Tampa Bay is the first club in NFL history with two female coaches on staff.

Arians told 910 AM in Phoenix that Javadifar is very versatile in her ability, making it seem that she’s not your typical trainer at the gym. A New York City native, Javadifar played basketball for Pace University. She holds Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from Pace and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from New York Medical College, per the Bucs.

Locust coached in the AAF and was a Ravens coaching intern, and she played in semi-pro women’s football leagues.

“I have known Lori going back to my days at Temple University and I’ve seen firsthand just how knowledgeable and passionate she is about this game,” Arias said via a news release.

Joe thinks this is very cool, assuming these women coach a lot better than Dirk Koetter’s defensive coaches.

74 Responses to “Bucs Hire Two More Coaches”

  1. 1of1 Says:

    Oh boy, they gotta look over their shoulders knowing Jameis Winston is behind them

  2. ATrain Says:

    Way to make a splash in the off season

  3. Lamarcus Says:

    Love it. GMC must be the happiest of us all

  4. Loyaltotheend Says:

    More friends of Arians getting hired

    Do his kids need jobs?

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    love women in the workplace. especially strippers that leave the church for the pole. maybe it takes another women to get the best out cancer93 or maybe they can help with his constant crying in public and whining. I look for them to set the example for the softest player in nfl history. welcome aboard ladies… they tried every man available and they have failed to get results from her so why not bring in a well qualified lady.

  6. CLEAN HOUSE Says:

    Rather be a cynic and a hater than completely removed from football reality like this entire franchise seems to be.

    I’ll borrow my girlfriends skirt and heels for the draft party and see you there Joe.

  7. DoSomething Says:

    Sheesh what’s next. Understand you can’t say what you want to say here Joe so I’ll give you a pass
    ??? Joe has no restrictions. –Joe

  8. tmaxcon Says:

    joe any clips or statements from cancer93. rumor has it that he is losing his mind having to share the ladies room.

  9. CLEAN HOUSE Says:

    Maybe Oprah can do a training camp documentary

  10. CLEAN HOUSE Says:

    Coach, how does it feel to kiss the behind of the billionaires daughter? What a joke! This guys the ultimate politician. Coach when’s your next book signing?
    Self proclaimed QB whisperer.

  11. OneBucPerson Says:

    Cool I guess? I mean I wasn’t really big on BA mentioning that he specifically wanted to hire a female coach cause it came off as pandering (to me) to a degree instead of picking the right person(s) for the job(s) but if they can help improve the play of the team then we’re good.

  12. CLEAN HOUSE Says:

    They resigned beau Allen because of that sissy braid and pink bow. Are we in the twilight zone?? Is this football anymore? Bring back the center Faine and his fashion design school and we can all play dolls.

  13. lowercaseg Says:

    Hello losing season

  14. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Personally I think women can make better motivators. Players don’t tend to bow up against their criticism like they would do against a male coach. And then there is the natural behavior to show no weakness to a female. I think that is inherently born into us. Especially athletes.

  15. Buc4evr Says:

    Let’s keep an open mind and give them a chance. They can’t be any worse than Jason Gump. Lol. With that said I am worried about Jameis.

  16. Not there yet Says:

    Not hard to outcoach Dirk Koetter staff. It’ll be even more historic if they win enough to make the playoffs, it’ll be talked about everywhere

  17. John Says:

    What a joke. Keep women out of the NFL and the military. Awful offseason for the bucs. This team is a joke.l

  18. Buc89 Says:

    Lol tmax
    Keep going please

  19. BrianBucs Says:

    So they are going to put 2 female coaches in the locker room and training room with America’s Crotchgrabber And Liar Jameis Winston? Better get Darby on speed dial

  20. Joe Says:

    What a joke. Keep women out of the NFL and the military. Awful offseason for the bucs. This team is a joke.l

    Women have been in the military for decades, dummy. Has the navy or army proved something in the past 20 years, for example, it’s some wet-noodle outfit?

    The Russians and Israelis also have had women in the military for decades. Think the Israeli army is something to be toyed with? How about the Russians? Those women did a number on Hitler, didn’t they? Don’t be stupid Archie Bunker.

    Now if you want to argue how good of a coach can a woman be a coach if she never played, that’s fair.

  21. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Joe, isn’t it funny how these losers create new usernames because they don’t have the [email protected] to say these things under their regular names?

    It’s like they are daring you to IP Ban them…

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I’ve seen some pretty tough women…but somehow, I never imagined one coaching defensive line, which is probably the group with the most testosterone.

    If she does a good job, she might become the first female head coach eventually.

  23. Selmon’s Rib Says:

    Yes, the men we’ve hired have done such a fantastic job. If we are contenders, I really don’t care what they’re packing.

  24. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Jean Lafitte Says:
    March 20th, 2019 at 9:54 pm
    “Personally I think women can make better motivators. Players don’t tend to bow up against their criticism like they would do against a male coach. And then there is the natural behavior to show no weakness to a female. I think that is inherently born into us. Especially athletes. ”

    Can you imagine the outrage if a player gets in a woman coaches face like they do sometimes with male coaches? That would be a career killer…but would the punishment be just?

    The man in me wants to leap to defend the honor of a woman…but if she wants to do a job traditionally done by men, she’s going to have to handle it like a man.

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I say bring in a female kicker. Can’t do any worse.

  26. Buc believer Says:

    Beginning to smell like this whole Bruce Arians coaching hire is a marketing/publicity grab…. a female strength and conditioning coach. Oohhh kaayyyy…..

  27. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “First off, Lo knew what she was doing and helped reinforce what other coaches told us,” former Daphne star and Ravens defensive lineman Michael Pierce told PennLive. “But her energy was crazy. You know, those training camp days are long, but she was out there with high energy, yelling and smiling and pushing us.”

  28. Kyle Says:

    jameis, please focus on football, and not these lady coaches asses in the locker room. I know it will be hard but youre in a contract year..haha

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Two things:

    This is huge. Arians backed up his word…probably the first time I’ve seen him do something I respect. I read up on Lori Locust. She is actually very qualified and even played women’s semi-pro football.

    Secondly, props to Joe.

    He could have given the title “Bucs hire two women coaches”, but he didn’t. They hired two coaches who happen to be women.

  30. Kyle Says:

    all we need is arians’ daughter coaching special teams and we may match lovie smiths level of nepotism..lol

  31. WillieG Says:

    If the Bucs can’t win, at least they can be PC. Pathetically PC.

  32. John Says:

    I know you won’t post this because you are a coward, but women should not be in the military. Just because the Russians, who almost lost their country to the Germans in WWII, had a grand total of 3 percent of women in the military- LOL-(mostly nurses and medics,) does not mean that women should be in the military. Israel is under constant missile fire and threats of annihilation, so everyone has to contribute to their safety. The United States is not under constant assault like the Russians in World War II or Israel pretty much every minute of its existence. Women should NOT be on the battlefield unless they are absolutely needed. Just like how we should not have a draft, unless absolutely needed. The reality is that men and women are different physically and psychologically.
    Joe, if you are so tolerant, and i am such a dummy, explain why you are okay with women and men participating in the military with the incredibly high sexual assault rates ? Would you send your daughter in the military? 32 % of women who have served in our military have reported sexual assault. If you really wanted to protect women, you would not let them in the military.
    The reason you are such a joke is because you become a homer for whoever is at the helm, until the wheels are about to fall off. You were in love with Lovie and Koetter. You still can’t get over the fact that, No, Jameis is not ‘America’s QB.’ In fact, speaking of sexual assault, haha, well, i rest my case.

  33. John Says:

    One final note, please do not use Stalin as an example of how to treat women. Read your history, Joe.

  34. John Says:

    32 % of women in the U.S military are sexually assaulted. If you are truly for protecting women, you wouldn’t let them in the military.What a joke.

  35. Joe Says:

    Joe, if you are so tolerant, and i am such a dummy, explain why you are okay with women and men participating in the military with the incredibly high sexual assault rates ?

    This is the dumbest argument Joe has ever seen. What you are suggesting is that women shouldn’t even be in the workforce because a co-worker might jump them. C’mon!

    Whatsamattah, mommy didn’t clean your pots and pans at home because she was too busy working?

  36. John Says:

    Name another profession in which women are sexually assaulted 32% of the time. Then tell me that you would send your daughter into that profession. “Dumbest argument that Joe has ever seen.” Really? That if a profession produces mass sexual assault, maybe we should fix the problem before sending more women in to be abused? Your argument is actually disgusting and harmful to women.
    “Other Joe” typing here. You might want to read a little deeper into how “sexual assault” was classified in those military surveys. It was very broad to include various types of harassment, even a slap on the ass and anything that happened on or off base, and even on leave. Not belittling or excusing. It’s disgusting what is happening, but it’s important that the number is explained. –Joe

  37. pick6 Says:

    @John, so if somebody went around disembowling 32% of idiot internet commentators, and you became a victim of that person, would you say it was your fault for being an idiot on the internet or would you feel that maybe the disembowler shouldn’t be allowed to do that?

  38. DayOnePaul Says:

    No boss ever motivated me as much as my wife can.

  39. “That guy” Says:

    The nfl has a long history of incidents were woman are either raped or beat by nfl players.

    Surprised they took the job knowing this. Hope it works well for them.

  40. CLEAN HOUSE Says:

    I think the women would be good coaches as….tight ends, split ends, or wide receivers….

    I think I’d like to play women’s semi pro football as a trans

  41. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:


    pick6 Says:
    @John, so if somebody went around disembowling 32% of idiot internet commentators, and you became a victim of that person, would you say it was your fault for being an idiot on the internet or would you feel that maybe the disembowler shouldn’t be allowed to do that?

    disembowler Sounds like an Internet censor. Ugh

  42. Deez Bucs Says:

    No way our locker room is taking these hirings serious. How can you?

  43. William Walls Says:

    I’m all about meritocracy. If these women have the skills, I say welcome. But, if it’s a PC move, then I’m definitely not impressed.

  44. Eastsidebuc Says:

    This is pretty cool. Women can do anything we can, another example i can show my daughter outside of her mother, granny and aunt. Great day for the Bucs and the nfl.

  45. Todd Says:

    Welcome to the NFL becoming converged. Next thing you know, we’ll see trannies in the military transitioning on our dime.


  46. Kobe Faker Says:

    ” This is groundbreaking…

    Kobe is going to signup to be a Tampa bay buccaneers cheerleader


    Kobe Faker

  47. Bucsdelight Says:

    Looking at her resume, what is the process for applying for these positions? Is there a job req that comes out from OneBuc Place? Her resume isn’t bad, but curious as to why. She did play 4 years of Semi-Pro football though.

    “Locust most recently was the defensive line coach for the Birmingham Iron of the AAF. Last year, she was a defensive coaching intern for the Baltimore Ravens during the team’s training camp and she was the defensive line/linebackers coach and co-special teams coordinator for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks of the National Arena League in 2017-2018. A former PennLive advertising employee, she graduated from Susquehanna Township High School and played semi-professional football before starting her coaching career.” -Pennlive

  48. Tom Edrington Says:

    Anyone else heard the rumor that Ocasio-Cortez will be giving up her House seat to replace Licht as GM?

  49. Bucsdelight Says:

    Nick Bosa – Edge
    Quinnen Williams – DL
    Josh Allen – Edge
    Ed Olilver – DL
    Montez Sweat – Edge

    Top 5 prospects there. We will have our pick of at least 3.

  50. Bucfamous Says:

    Nothing like reading the comment section to make me ashamed to be a Bucs fan. I say it every game I attend, “love the team—hate the fans.” If all y’all are going to do is go to games and sit quietly on your hands and go on boards and make misogynistic comments…why don’t you just stay home and shut up.
    20 bucks says these are the same fools that complained about the first black QBs/HCs.

    They hate progress and change. Talent is talent—if Arians thinks a 9 year old can get results i’ll Take her a know-how over message board idiots.

  51. Kaptain Morgan Says:

    SMH The comments by some people on here are appalling. Do not lump in ALL women by some outdated stereotype that they are not qualified to manage men, lead them or even coach them. The same argument was made 20-30 years ago about black quarterbacks and head coaches. Society changes and evolves with time. You can either adapt or get steamrolled. Either way your opinions and complaints are not going to change things so you are just arguing/trolling for the sake of arguing.

    Also, If you want to compare the NFL to the military that is fine, but there are several highly qualified women who have served bravely, honorably and outperformed their male counterparts in all branches. Women can be heroes and roll models too.

  52. CHARGEDCBH Says:

    As usual the dumbest sports fan ever! JOE just cut off the comments!!!!!!

  53. adam from ny Says:

    they can ball up with jenna in the locker room and all joke about dirk the former phenom

  54. BringBucsBack Says:

    How do the players feel about this? I bet one would be hard-pressed to find a football player anywhere that would be excited about having a female coach, whether she was credentialed or not.

    Bill Burr was right, “women want our $&/t”!

    We already have a problem with the NFL becoming watered-down. The inclusion of women will not help, in that regard. I am all for progress, just not at the expense of prudence. These jobs are UNIQUELY masculine by nature and can only exist by being so, not unlike war itself.

    Conversely, these ladies will become at-risk by more than just the most predatory. The higher number of interactions will yield a higher number of incidents, not unlike the Catholic Church or our current gun problem in the U.S…more guns means more shootings.

  55. Joe Says:

    JOE just cut off the comments!!!!!!

    Why do you lie?

    Not cutting off anyone’s comments BUT as always Joe reserves the right to delete/edit comments or ban someone who crosses the line, specifically writing libelous comments or lies about Joe. Lawyers won’t come after some hack behind a username but very much will come after owners of a successful business that allows such nonsense.

  56. bradinator Says:

    Thinking outside the box. I like it. Both of these coaches that were hired have WAY more perseverance than I do. Their resume’s are solid. More solid than let say, Lovie Smith’s kid who nobody complained about UNTIL we found out he stunk. The players won’t care as long as these coaches can do their jobs and improve their play. The jobs they were hired for, they have experience and training for, what’s the big deal? Chucky’s kid is the strength and conditioning coach for the Redskins and while he was a weightlifter, I doubt he has a BA in Molecular friggin’ Biology or a Doctorate in physical conditioning. I’ve been watching NFL football since I was a kid, so like 50 years and I love football! Love it! I could talk football all day, every day. That said, like every other poster on these boards, I’m just a fan. I haven’t had an internship with the Ravens, worked PROFESSIONALLY at any level of football, or busted my butt to get a Doctorate in my chosen field. They are more qualified then me, every poster on this board, and as we’ve gotten a first hand look over the last 15+ years, likely better than some the chuckleheads we’ve had coaching previously.

  57. Bucsdelight Says:

    She has been a player and coach. She hasn’t had any issues with players. Why does coaching in the NFL change that? Are there more predators in the NFL than in HS, NCAA, or Arena?

  58. Bucsdelight Says:

    She hasn’t had any problems with players that she has coached before. She has played football. Why does coaching in the NFL mean that she will automatically be harassed? Does the NFL have more predators than HS, NCAA, and Arena?

  59. Bucsdelight Says:

    My posts are posting so I’ll try for a third time.

    She has played football for 4 years and has coached at all levels (minus NFL). Why are some of you so naive to believe that the players in the NFL will give her so much grief, when she didn’t have any problems at every other level? Are the players in the NFL just all predators?

  60. Buc believer Says:

    The female trainer will come in REAL handy when Geraldine breaks a nail.

  61. Troy Says:

    Ultimately, this league is about wins and losses. If this team wins, you’ll hear a lot about how “innovative” Arians has been with the staff and how big of a factor these two new coaches have been in producing the wins. If this team loses, you won’t hear a word other than Arians failed. It’s narratives people.

    Frankly, the whole building has a stench of losing. There is no coach who is going to change that, man or woman. This entire roster needs to be turned over, and most of the people sitting in offices need to go too. Culture is like cancer unfortunately, and sometimes the good has to be cut out with the bad.

  62. cw_bucs_crazy Says:

    …. what a wrong hire was BA…. it is heart breaking of season decisions… he is here to pass a good time fishing and golfing, make name as first HC with female in his staff, bring friends to reward them…. any PR possible…. and then football…… uhhh…

    BA = LoveS 2.0

  63. CLEAN HOUSE Says:


  64. Buccfan37 Says:

    Women talking about men’s sports…Boring, gag me with a spoon.

  65. cw_bucs_crazy Says:

    the way he respond to issues, and decisions, looks to me that his wife has a hand on everything he does. Looks like him coming back with her approval, obligate him to ask her about football decisions… scary….
    That my explain women coming here…..

    BA = LoveS 2.0

  66. Bucsdelight Says:

    She has more experience playing football then any of you, so why isn’t she qualified? Any of you play semi-pro? She has been a coach at all levels. Is she just not qualified because she is a she? She is the assistant, calm down boys.

  67. SOEbuc Says:

    Very stupid.

    Locker rooms are hot and naked and showering here. I she gonna be in the men’s shower and locker room communicating with these guys? Guy with a towel on bumps into her and it will turn out to a sexuel harrasment case in a hot minute. A lot of these powerful, raging men would not like to take orders from a woman.

    I’ve seen enough NFL players beat up women off field to know it’s a bad idea have them in the locker room. Very stupid.

  68. SOEbuc Says:


    “These jobs are UNIQUELY masculine by nature and can only exist by being so, not unlike war itself.”

    Pretty much put in a nutshell of what I was thinking. Thank you.

  69. Mike Johnson Says:

    Should have hired a woman to replace Benedict Arnold Licht. That would have been an..eye-opener.

  70. lurker Says:

    yes. the misogyny runs deep on this site and has for many years. i’m glad there are others that see the foolish, spiteful comments and call them out. racism and misogyny just won’t die.

  71. Bucsdelight Says:

    Again, I ask, what is the difference between her coaching HS, NCAA, and Arena football that is so different from the NFL? So you all are saying that the NFL is a bunch of predators just waiting to harass and sexually assault a woman.

  72. Kord Says:

    Everyone says the Bucs have a loser mentality, which I don’t argue with, but I’ll be damned if most on this sight don’t have the same loser mentality, I love this sight but damn some of you are just depressing…or depressed. Go Bucs!

  73. Kord Says:

    Site had some day beers for the BB games

  74. unbelievable Says:

    So many fragile men on this blog, lol