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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the first NFL team to have two female coaches on staff.

We will be seeing two new faces on the field this upcoming season.

According to their announcement, the Bucs hired Maral Javadifar as an assistant strength and conditioning coach, and Lori Locust as an assistant defensive line coach. The two women are the first full-time female coaches in franchise history, according to the press release.

“I know how hard it can be to get that first opportunity to coach at the highest level of professional football,” said Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians. “Sometimes, all you need is the right organization to offer up the opportunity. The Glazer family and our general manager, Jason Licht, were extremely supportive of my decision, and I know Maral and Lori will be great additions to my coaching staff.”

“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,” Arians continued. “I was equally impressed with Maral’s background in performance training and physical therapy and I know she will be a valuable asset to our strength and conditioning program.”

Good luck to Maral and Lori. We continue to root on our Tampa Bay Buccaneers!