Dave Canales to Serve as Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Offensive Coordinator

Dave Canales is going on the offensive

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired the 41-year-old Latino football coach and former Seattle Seahawks quarterback coach as their new offensive coordinator, the team announced Thursday.

Dave Canales,The move comes two days after he interviewed with the team.

Canales was the 10th candidate to interview with Tampa Bay for the position since the team fired Byron Leftwich after four seasons on Jan. 19.

“Dave has done a great job in a variety of roles with Seattle the past 13 years and he brings a passion for coaching and an energy level that players just seem to respond to,” Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles said in a statement. “He has played a significant part in the development and growth of many Seahawks players who have contributed to their offensive success over the past decade, and I look forward to seeing what he will do with our players on offense.”

Canales had been with the Seahawks since 2010, first as their wide receivers coach, followed by quarterbacks coach (2018-19), passing game coordinator (2020-21) and then quarterbacks coach again (2022).

Prior to Seattle, Canales was an assistant strength coach at USC in 2009, a special teams/tight ends coach at El Camino College (Calif.) from 2006 to 2008 and the offensive coordinator at Carson High School (Calif.) from 2004-05.

Before he started coaching, he played wide receiver and defensive back at Azusa Pacific University.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider said Thursday on Seattle Sports Radio 710 AM that Brad Idzik will be following Canales to Tampa Bay to be the Buccaneers’ wide receivers coach. Idzik has been on Seattle’s staff since 2019, most recently as the assistant wide receivers coach.

Bowles, who is moving into his second season with the Bucs after an 8-9 finish in 2022, still has coaching vacancies at the quarterback and running back positions. After Tom Brady‘s retirement, the Bucs also currently have just one quarterback under contract in Kyle Trask, who saw regular-season action for the first time this past season.

Other coaches the Bucs interviewed for the offensive coordinator job include former Georgia OC Todd Monken (who was hired by the Baltimore Ravens this week); Detroit Lions assistant head coach/running backs coach Scottie MontgomeryLos Angeles Rams assistant head coach/tight ends coach Thomas BrownCincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach Dan PitcherNew Orleans Saints passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ronald CurryNew York Giants quarterbacks coach Shea TierneyJacksonville Jaguars passing game coordinator Jim Bob CooterMinnesota Vikings wide receivers coach and former Buccaneer Keenan McCardell; and Denver Broncos passing game coordinator Klint Kubiak.

Juan Pablo Di Pace to Compete on the New Season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”

Juan Pablo Di Pace is ready to move…

ABC has revealed the full cast for the 27th season of Dancing with the Stars, with the 39-year-old Argentinian actor and singer making the cut.

Juan Pablo di Pace

Di Pace, who stars as Fernando on Netflix’s Fuller House, the sequel series to Full House, is the third cast member to compete, following Candace Cameron Bure, (Season 18), and Jodie Sweetin (Season 22).

Di Pace, who also appeared in DallasMamma Mia and A.D. The Bible Continues, will be paired with Cheryl Burke.

Di Pace will face off against Harry Potter alum Evanna Lynch, former Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider and comedian Nikki Glaser, as well as radio host and American Idol mentor Bobby Bones, singer Tinashe and Instagram model Alexis Ren, along with athletes Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton, Paralympian Danelle Umstead and former NFL player and Super Bowl champion DeMarcus Ware.

They join previously confirmed Facts of Life alum Nancy McKeon, Milo Manheim (Disney Channel’s Zombies) and Joe Amabile (Bachelorette Season 14).

Dancing With the Stars Season 27 premieres on Monday, September 24, at 8/7c on ABC.