Dirk Koetter will return to coach Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter makes a call from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. The Panthers won 22-19. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Dirk Koetter will return to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next year, despite the team’s losing record this season.

Sources informed NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport of the decision.

The Buccaneers missed the playoffs for the tenth straight year, going 4-11 this season with Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints left.

It will be Koetter’s third year as head coach for the Bucs.

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