Buccaneers Hire Greg Skaggs as Director of Athlete Performance
Over the years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had seasons go downhill due to injuries. A lot of media and fans would say that the way the athletes train contributes to these injuries. On Thursday, the Bucs hired Greg Skaggs as the Director of Athlete Performance. According to the Bucs, Skaggs will oversee the teams’ sport science program which includes working with Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Anthony Piroli and Head Athletic Trainer Bobby Slater. These three men will be working hard to make sure that the athletes on the field do not get injured and their bodies are the best they can be.
Skaggs comes to Tampa from the University of Oregon, where he served as the Director of Medicine from 2007-2019. Greg Skaggs has been around the Oregon program for many years before he was hired full time. The additions that Bruce Arians and Jason Licht have made to the strength and conditioning program this offseason should contribute to better play on the field. The Buccaneers organization needs it after so many years of losing players to season ending injuries.