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Lakeland alumna back with the Buccaneers

Lakeland alumna back with the Buccaneers


Lakeland alumna back with the Buccaneers

2020 Lakeland graduate Kearstin Schweitzer continues to make strides toward her dream of coaching in the NFL.

She has been selected as one of five fellows that will work with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' coaching staff as the team prepares for the 2024 regular season.

This past May, she took part in the inaugural Tampa Bay Buccaneers National Coaching Academy and has been invited back.

Her coaching career began at Lakeland, where she received a bachelor’s degree in sport management & leadership. She started as a football manager in 2018 and was an assistant coach working with the team’s wide receivers.

This past May, she graduated from University of Wisconsin at Platteville, where she obtained her Master's of Sports Administration. At Platteville she worked as the director of football operations and assistant wide receivers coach as a graduate assistant, coordinating all travel for the team while working alongside the wide receivers coach.

This is the second NFL team she’s worked with, as she is a previous Nunn-Wooten fellow with the Pittsburgh Steelers, working as a scouting intern in 2023.

While she’s with the Bucs, Schweitzer will likely connect with 2003 Lakeland grad Steve Vollmer who is the Bucs' Vice President of Creative.

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