Quarles named Bucs coordinator of pro scouting
Former Pro Bowl linebacker Shelton Quarles was named the Bucs coordinator of pro scouting, the team announced today.
Quarles joined the Bucs front office as a pro scout in 2007 after a distinguished playing career from 1997-2006. After the Bucs parted ways with scouting director Doug Williams following the 2009 season, Quarles essentially was chosen to perform that role for general manger Mark Dominik.
Quarles was an intregal part of the Bucs turnaround under coach Tony Dungy, first as a special teams player, then as a starter at strong side linebacker. He moved to middle linebacker late in his career, helping the Bucs to a Super Bowl XXXVII title during the 2002 season under Jon Gruden when he was named to the Pro Bowl.
Quarles duties will include overseeing the entire pro department, handling all advance scouting reports on opponents and assisting NFL draft preparation.