The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced former Buccaneers offensive lineman George Yarno has been named as Assistant Offensive Line coach.
Yarno joins the Buccaneers following five seasons (2003-2007) at his alma mater as Washington State University's offensive line coach. Prior to his stint with the Cougars, he spent two seasons (2001-2002) at Louisiana State in the same capacity. Overall, Yarno spent 17 years coaching in the collegiate ranks, joining the Washington State staff in 1991 following his retirement from the NFL.
Yarno played 13 years of professional football, including 11 in the NFL in two different stints with the Buccaneers (1979-1983 and 1985-1987) and one season each with Atlanta (1988), Houston (1989) and Green Bay (1990). He also spent two seasons (1984-1985) in the USFL with the Denver Gold. Yarno appeared in 109 career games with 63 starts in eight seasons as a member of the Buccaneers and played in the 1979 NFC Championship game.
Yarno joins fellow Buccaneer alumni linebacker Shelton Quarles, who serves as a pro scout, quarterback Doug Williams, who serves as a personnel executive in Tampa Bay's front office, and running back Reggie Cobb, a college scout with the team since 2003. Former Buccaneer safety Eric Vance also re-joined the team in 2006 as the Director of Player Development. Other former players who have re-joined the team include color analyst Dave Moore and coaches assistant Dwayne Stukes.