Tampa Bay Buccaneers Announce Various Promotions Ahead of 2021 NFL Season

A number of team scouts and player personnel inside the Bucs organization received promotions ahead of the 2021 NFL season.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Friday that the team has promoted the following members of the organization:

Sean Conley - Pro Scout

Conley was promoted from Scouting Assistant to Pro Scout as he enters his fourth season with the Buccaneers. Previously, Conley worked as a Recruiting Assistant and Quality Control Assistant for the Northwestern football program.

Mike Greenberg - Vice President of Football Administration

Greenberg was elevated from director to Vice President of Football Administration as he enters his 12th season with Tampa Bay and his 14th year in the NFL. Greenberg works directly with General Manager Jason Licht on all aspects of the salary cap, contract negotiations, compliance with the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, as well as the club’s financial and strategic planning. He helped Tampa Bay return all 22 of its starters from the Super Bowl LV championship team, overseeing the re-signings of key players like Shaquil Barrett, Antonio Brown, Lavonte David, Leonard Fournette, Rob Gronkowski, and Ndamukong Suh.

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Duke Preston - Vice President of Player Engagement

Preston was promoted from director to Vice President of Player Engagement. He enters his seventh season with the Buccaneers in 2021 after spending two years with the football team at Notre Dame, where he elevated to Director of Player Development. With Tampa Bay, Preston focuses on the personal and professional growth of players through guidance and support.

Shane Scannell - Assistant Director of Pro Scouting

Scannell was elevated from Pro Scout to Assistant Director of Pro Scouting as he enters his seventh season with the Bucs. He joined Tampa Bay as a Scouting Assistant in 2015 before spending the next five seasons as a Pro Scout.

Alex Smith - Assistant Director of Pro Scouting

Smith was also promoted from Pro Scout to Assistant Director of Pro Scouting. The 2021 season will mark Smith’s fifth season with the Buccaneers in the front office after an 11-year NFL career at tight end, playing for the Bucs (2005-08), Philadelphia Eagles (2009), Cleveland Browns (2010-12), Cincinnati Bengals (2013-14) and the Washington Football Team (2015).

John Spytek - Vice President of Player Personnel

Spytek was elevated from director to Vice President of Player Personnel as he enters his sixth season with the Bucs in 2021. In his current role, Spytek oversees the day-to-day operations of the college and pro scouting departments for Tampa Bay. He is responsible for administering free agency preparation and evaluating talent throughout the NFL and other professional football leagues. He works closely with Licht regarding the NFL Draft, key free-agent acquisitions, and all other personnel decisions.

John Van Dam - Assistant Tight Ends Coach

Van Dam enters his new role as Assistant Tight Ends Coach after handling offensive quality control duties for the past two seasons, assisting a Bucs offense that led the league in passing yards per game (296.0) and passing touchdowns (75) during that span, while also ranking second in points per game (29.7). He came to Tampa Bay after coaching in the collegiate ranks from 2008-2018. A native of East Lansing, Michigan, Van Dam played quarterback at Michigan State, where he earned Academic All-Big 10 honors from 2006-08.

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