The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired Dirk Koetter as head coach.

Koetter finished his stint with Tampa Bay with a 19-29 record, going 5-11 this season.

"We sincerely appreciate the hard work and commitment shown by Dirk over the past several years," Buccaneers owner/co-chairman Joel Glazer said in a statement. "Working with Dirk has been a pleasure and we wish him and his family all the best in the future. Our search for a new head coach will begin immediately and will be conducted by General Manager Jason Licht."

"There's no 'deserve'; there's no such thing as 'deserve' in the NFL," Koetter said Sunday before news of his dismissal. "Numbers are nice, but this is a winning league. I've been fired before and I've been hired before, and I know this: If you look yourself in the mirror at the end of the day and know you did everything you could, then I've got no problem holding my head up."