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Lori Locust    

Assistant Defensive Line Coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League

Lori Locust is an Assistant Defensive Line Coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Locust entered her second season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020.

Working closely with Defensive Line Coach Kacy Rodgers, the pairing led a defensive line unit that plugged the gaps for the league's top run defense in 2019. Tampa Bay ranked first in the NFL, allowing 73.8 rushing yards per game and 3.26 yards per rush. The defensive line unit also played a critical role in helping the Buccaneers defense post the second highest single-season sack total in franchise history with 47 takedowns.

Locust joined the Buccaneers after working as the assistant defensive line coach for the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football during the league's inaugural season. In 2018, Locust served as a defensive line coaching intern for the Baltimore Ravens during the team's training camp and, from 2017-18, worked as a defensive line/linebackers coach and co-special teams coordinator of the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks of the National Arena League.

A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Locust graduated from Susquehanna Township High School, where she worked as an assistant coach from 2010-2018. She also held roles as an assistant coach with the Central Penn Piranha, a semi-professional team in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, from 2013-16, the DMV Elite semi-professional team from 2016-18 and the Keystone Assault of the Women's Football Alliance from 2008-12 and again from 2017-18. In addition, Locust was the defensive line coach for the East Preps Team America Talent Showcase in 2017-18, coaching in the 2017 and 2018 Globe Bowls as well as the 2017 FCS Bowl.

Locust began her coaching career following four years as a player in women's semi-professional football. She attended Temple University and has two sons, Alex and Bryce.


Bucs' Lori Locust, Maral Javadifar Become 1st Female Coaches to Win Super Bowl
Lori Locust and Maral Javadifar made history Sunday night. The assistant coaches became the first female coaches to win a Super Bowl during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 31-9 victory at Raymond James Stadium.
Bucs Making History with Lori Locust, Maral Javadifar Going into Super Bowl LV
There is all sorts of history being made in this game and the diversity and inclusion efforts of the Buccaneers are now on a national stage as proof that the more backgrounds and experiences you can bring together, the better.

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