Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons hired former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter to be their offensive coordinator on Tuesday.
Koetter, 59, was the Buccaneers’ head coach for three seasons (2016-18) and compiled a 19-29 overall record. The Buccaneers offense, however, ranked first in the league in passing yards per game (320.3), third in yards per game (415.5) and 12th in scoring (24.8 points per game).
“We are fired up to have Dirk join our staff as our offensive coordinator,” head coach Dan Quinn said. “His experience and familiarity with our division will also pay dividends as we move forward.”
This will be Koetter’s second stint in Atlanta as he held the same position from 2012-14. During his first three seasons with the Falcons, Koetter guided the Falcons’ offense to the NFC Championship Game with the seventh-best scoring offense that year. Each year Koetter was in Atlanta, the Falcons had a top-10 passing attack (eighth in 2012, third in 2013 and third in 2014).