Monte Kiffin inducted into Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor
Veteran coach Monte Kiffin was inducted into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor during a halftime ceremony Sunday at Raymond-James Stadium. The Bucs were playing host to the Atlanta Falcons.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) September 19, 2021
Kiffin, 81, was the Tampa Bay Defensive Coordinator from 1998-2006 and has coached at SEC schools like Arkansas and Tennessee before beginning his stint as an analyst for Mississippi last season.
He is the first assistant coach to be inducted into the Bucs Ring of Honor. Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy took to Twitter Sunday to offer congratulations:
Congratulations to Monte Kiffin. He was inducted into the Bucs Ring of Honor today-the first assistant coach to be so honored. Well deserved as he was such a big part of those great Buccaneer defenses that led to their first Super Bowl. Fantastic! pic.twitter.com/yNOru9GbJG
— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) September 19, 2021
Under his son Lane Kiffin, Monte Kiffin served as a defensive analyst/pro liaison for Florida Atlantic (2017-19) before moving to Ole Miss when Lane was named the Rebels’ head coach prior to the 2020 season.
Watch the Bucs’ tribute video for Kiffin’s induction below: