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Antonio Goss

Antonio Goss

Cornerbacks/Special Teams Coordinator


On Feb. 20, 2015, ETSU head football coach Carl Torbush announced that Antonio Goss had joined the Buccaneers’ coaching staff.

Goss, who played collegiately at the University of North Carolina while Torbush was there as defensive coordinator, enjoyed a successful NFL playing career with two Super Bowl championships with the San Francisco 49ers. He has since accumulated a great deal of experience in both the NFL and college coaching ranks. He will join the Bucs as outside linebackers and special teams coach.

Goss spent seven years in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams, and most recently spent four seasons at Furman.  He coaches the squads' special teams and nickelbacks.

Before coming to Furman, he served as safeties coach and special teams coordinator at Louisville (2009). Prior to his stint at Louisville, he directed cornerbacks and special teams at Middle Tennessee State (2006-08)
and served as both linebackers and cornerbacks coach at the University of Buffalo for five seasons (2001-05).  He began his collegiate coaching career as linebackers and special teams coach at North Carolina Central (2000) after working three years as a prep coach in the Chapel Hill, N.C., area.

A 1989 graduate of North Carolina with a degree in sociology, he starred as a linebacker and safety with the Tar Heels under coach Dick Crum and former University of Texas head coach Mack Brown.

Following his Tar Heel career, he was drafted in the 12th round by San Francisco and was a member of two Super Bowl championship teams (XXIV and XXIX), seeing action as a backup linebacker and captain of special teams.

He was chosen by his teammates to represent the 49ers as special teams captain along with defensive captain Tim McDonald and Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice in Super Bowl XXIX. He played the 1996 season with the St. Louis Rams, where he started five games and was a key special teams performer.

After concluding his NFL career he took his first coaching assignment as linebacker and strength and conditioning coach at East Chapel Hill (N.C.) High School, where he served for two seasons.