The Buccaneers have announced several promotions for their football operations staff. These promotions included the promotion of Rob McCartney and Mike Biehl to director of player personnel.

Biehl, who was previously the team’s director college scouting, is now entering his ninth season. His responsibilities included coordinating and compiling draft-eligible player evaluations, as well as overseeing the college scouting team.

Biehl joined the Buccaneers after 16 seasons of NFL experience. He also spent 13 seasons with the Chargers (1901-13). Biehl was the assistant director of college Scouting for the club from 2008-13. He had previously been promoted from college scout in 2001-07, where he scouted parts of the Midwest.

Biehl also worked three seasons (1998-2000), in the Bills’ Personnel department.

McCartney will be entering his 11th season as a Bucs player. After being promoted from pro-scouting coordinator to director of pro scouting, McCartney spent six seasons with the Bucs.

McCartney arrived in Tampa Bay from Pittsburgh, where he was a player personnel intern from 2009-10. McCartney also worked as a summer intern at the player personnel department between 2006 and08.

Other promotions offered by the Bucs were:

Jackie Davidson – Senior Director of Football Research

Spencer Dille, Senior Director of Football Technology

Tony Hardie – National Scout

Shannon Hogue – Scouting Analyst

Byron Kiefer – Assistant Director of College Scouting

Brian McLaughlin, College Scout

Antwon Murray – National Scout

Cesar Rivera – College Scout

Peighton Roth Scouting Coordinator

Zach Smith – NFS Scout

The Bucs announced also the hiring of:

Emmett Clifford – Scouting Assistant

Mark Ellenz – College Scout

Korey Finnie – Scouting Assistant