TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Owner/Co-Chairman Joel Glazer is entering his 26th season overseeing the
day-to-day operations of the franchise, along with other members of the Glazer
After working alongside his father Malcolm to successfully acquire the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers franchise in 1995, Glazer worked tirelessly in conjunction
with his brother, Bryan, to build a community consensus for local approval of
what would become Raymond James Stadium. The Glazers set out to design
a stadium deemed worthy of a first-class organization, thereby creating a
winning environment and revolutionizing fan experience and comfort.
Since assuming his current role with the club, the Buccaneers have made
seven playoff appearances, including a stretch from 1999-2002 in which Tampa
Bay was the only team in the league to appear in the postseason all four years.
The organization’s signature historical moment occurred at the conclusion of
the 2002 season when Tampa Bay claimed its first NFL title with a 48-21 victory
over Oakland in Super Bowl XXXVII on January 26, 2003, in San Diego. The
Buccaneers, who were making their first appearance in the NFL’s championship
game, also claimed the first-ever NFC South title in 2002, then the fourth division
crown in team history. Tampa Bay also took the NFC South in 2005 and 2007.
On January 8, 2019, the Glazer family hired two-time Associated Press NFL
Coach of the Year Bruce Arians as the team’s 12th head coach. Arians first
earned Coach of the Year honors in 2012 after guiding the Indianapolis Colts to
a 9-3 record while filling in for head coach Chuck Pagano. The following year,
Arians was hired as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals where he led the
team to three consecutive double-digit win seasons on the way to becoming the
franchise’s winningest coach with a 49-30-1 record.
Glazer represents the franchise at all league meetings and is very active in a
wide range of NFL matters. During the 2019 offseason, Glazer, who has served
on the league’s International Committee since 2007, was appointed chairman
of that committee by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. He also continues his
responsibilities on the league’s Finance and Media committees.
In May of 2017, when it was determined that Los Angeles would not be able
to meet the criteria in time for hosting Super Bowl LV, Glazer effectively lobbied
to have Tampa Bay named as the host for 2021. It marked the third time during
the Glazer family’s ownership that the region has been awarded a Super Bowl.
Glazer also played an integral role in helping Tampa host Super Bowl XXXV in
2001 and Super Bowl XLIII in 2009.
Glazer has been very active in the Tampa Bay community through the Glazer
Family Foundation, which is dedicated to helping children in the Tampa Bay
area through charity initiatives. The Foundation donated $5 million toward the
construction of the Glazer Children’s Museum, in downtown Tampa, which
opened in 2010 and was named one of the Top Ten Family Museums in the
country by Women’s Day Magazine. For its wide-reaching charitable efforts,
the Tampa Bay Sports Commission named the Glazer Family Foundation the
Foundation of the Year at the inaugural Sneaker Soiree held in 2011
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Glazer also serves as Co-Chairman of Manchester United, which has
captured five Premier League titles (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013), one
Champions League title (2008), four League Cups (2006, 2009, 2010, 2017), one
FA Cup (2016), and one Europa League Championship (2017) during his tenure.
His work with the club led to his naming as one of the Top 10 most influential
Americans in the United Kingdom by The Telegraph.
Glazer earned his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from
American University in 1989. The Rochester, New York, native is married to
Angela, and the couple has two children.