Meet Dwayne Stukes.

Meet your coaches: Dwayne Stukes


The series rolls on, this time I introduce Dwayne Stukes, the Bucs assistant defensive backs coach. Stukes has been with the Bucs for five years now and is entering his second season as assistant defensive back coach and has done an excellent job with the talent on the roster.

Stukes coaches a secondary unit that has both youth and experience among the players. Stukes is teaching a very diverse group of defensive backs such as Aqib Talib, Tanard Jackson, and incoming rookie (and fan favorite on this site) Cody Grimm, while he has veterans such as Ronde Barber and Sean Jones to help anchor the secondary. Stukes has also spent time as the special teams coach and has taught return specialist Clifton Smith. He is a great coach that coaches technique and knows how to use a player’s speed to put them in position to make a play.

Stukes has a good group of players to coach, a mixture of both youth and experience make it a great group that has raw talent and experience. Stukes has a challenge with the youth in the secondary (Grimm and company), but with the talent around him and his great coaching abilities, he will help make the secondary one of the NFL’s best.

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