Coaching history

Coaching history

The Raiders Research Project presents: The Oakland Raiders’ coaching staff

A flow chart tracking the Raiders’ coaches and coaching changes over the decades. Season record in parentheses after head coach’s name, with ** indicating Super Bowl win and * indicating Super Bowl loss. The titles are general, and sometimes interpreted in modern terminology (i.e. “offensive ends” is “wide receivers”), with details or other responsibilities in parentheses, where appropriate. The purpose is to track the continuity and changes among the staff. Note some positions are not always considered part of the coaching staff, but may be considered part of the administrative and/or football staff.

Key: Italic name = new to the staff; + = promotion from season before; – = demotion from season before; ~ = a lateral move from season before; ^ = in-season change in role; % = also plays another role on staff; (?) = role unclear or n/a.

2010-2014

Pos. 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
HC Tom
Cable (8-8-0)
Hue
Jackson+ (8-8-0)
Dennis
Allen (4-12-0)
Dennis
Allen
 
AHC        Tony
Sparano%
 
OC Hue
Jackson
Al
Saunders
Greg
Knapp
Greg
Olson
 
QB Paul
Hackett
  John
DeFilippo
John
DeFilippo
 
RB Kelly
Skipper
Kelly
Skipper
Kelly
Skipper
Kelly
Skipper
 
WR Sanjay
Lal
Sanjay
Lal
Ted
Gilmore
Ted
Gilmore
 
TE Adam
Henry
Adam
Henry
Mark
Hutson
Mark
Hutson
 
OL Jim
Michalczik
Bob
Wylie
Frank
Pollack
T.
Sparano%
 
DC John
Marshall
Chuck
Bresnahan
Jason
Tarver
Jason
Tarver
 
DL Mike
Waufle
Mike
Waufle
Terrell
Williams
Terrell
Williams
 
LB Mike
Haluchak
Greg
Biekert+
Johnny
Holland
Bob
Sanders
 
DB Lionel Washington Rob Woodson (CB),
Kevin Ross (S)+
Clayton Lopez,
Johnnie Lynn
Clayton Lopez,
Johnnie Lynn
 
ST John
Fassel
John
Fassel
Steve
Hoffman
Bobby
April
 
Str Brad Roll Brad Roll Al Miller,
John Grieco (asst.)
Al Miller,
John Grieco (asst.)
 
SrA     Al
Saunders- (off.)
Al
Saunders (off.)
 
OfA Ted Tollner (passing),
Chris Morgan (OL)
Steve Wisniewski (OL) Nick Holz,
Justin Griffith (QC)
Nick Holz,
Justin Griffith (QC)
 
DfA Kevin Ross (DB),
Greg Biekert
Ricky Hunley (LB) Travis Smith,
Eric Sanders (QC)
Travis Smith,
Eric Sanders (QC)
 
STA     Keith
Burns
Keith
Burns
 
Sqd Willie
Brown-
Willie
Brown
     
FBO          

2005-2009

Pos. 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
HC Norv Turner (4-12) Art Shell (2-14) Lane Kiffin (4-12) Lane Kiffin (1-3),
Tom Cable^+ (4-8)
Tom Cable (5-11)
AHC Jimmy
Raye (OC)
       
OC J. Raye% Tom Walsh^,
John Shoop+
Greg Knapp Greg Knapp Ted Tollner (passing)
QB John
Shoop
Jim
McElwain
John
DeFilippo
John
DeFilippo
Paul
Hackett
RB Skip
Peete
Skip
Peete
Tom
Rathman
Tom
Rathman
Kelly
Skipper+
WR Fred
Biletnikoff
Fred
Biletnikoff
Charles
Coe III
James
Lofton
Sanjay
Lal+
TE   J. Shoop-%^,
T. Walsh
Kelly Skipper Kelly Skipper Adam Henry+
OL Jim Colletto Irv Eatman,
Jackie Slater
Tom Cable T. Cable% Jim Michalczik
DC Rob
Ryan
Rob
Ryan
Rob
Ryan
Rob
Ryan
John
Marshall
DL Sam
Clancy
Keith
Millard+
Keith
Millard
Keith
Millard
Dwaine
Board
LB Don Martindale (I),
Pat Jones (O)
Don Martindale Don Martindale Don Martindale Mike Haluchak
DB Clayton
Lopez
Chuck
Pagano+
Darren
Perry
Darren
Perry
Lionel
Washington
ST Joe
Avezzano
Ted
Daisher
Brian
Schneider
Brian
Schneider
John
Fassel+
Str Jeff
Fish
Jeff
Fish
Jeff
Fish
Brad
Roll
Brad
Roll
SrA          
OfA Chris Turner Robert Ford (QC) James Cregg (OL),
Adam Henry (OC),
Sanjay Lal (QC)
James Cregg (OL),
Adam Henry (QC),
Sanjay Lal (QC
Chris Morgan (OL),
Rich Scangarello (QC)
DfA Keith Millard (DL),
Chuck Pagano,
Chris Griswold (QC)
Daryl Sims (DL),
Lorenzo Ward (DB/ST),
Willie Brown (DB, Sq)
Don Johnson (DL),
Randy Harrison (DB),
Willie Brown (DB,Sq)
Don Johnson (DT)~,
Randy Hanson (DB),
Willie Brown (DB, Sq)
Willie Brown (DB,Sq),
Randy Hanson~^.
Bert Leone (QC)
STA Martin
Bayless
L.
Ward%
Curtis
Fuller (QC)
John
Fassel (QC)
Aaron
Pelch
Sqd Willie
Brown
W.
Brown%
W.
Brown%
W.
Brown%
W.
Brown%
FBO     Mark
Jackson
   

Note:In 2007, Lane Kiffin became the youngest head coach in modern NFL history.

2000-2004

Pos. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
HC Jon
Gruden (12-4)
Jon
Gruden (10-6)
Bill
Callahan+ (11-5*)
Bill
Callahan (4-12)
Norv
Turner (5-11)
AHC         Jimmy
Raye (OC) 
OC  Bill
Callahan (OL)
Bill
Callahan (OL)
Marc
Trestman+
Marc
Trestman
J.
Raye%
QB Gary
Stevens
David
Shaw+
    Steve
Sarkisian
RB Skip
Peete
Skip
Peete
Skip
Peete
Skip
Peete
Skip
Peete
WR Fred
Biletnikoff
Fred
Biletnikoff
Fred
Biletnikoff
Fred
Biletnikoff
Fred
Biletnikoff
TE Jim
Erkenbeck
Jim
Erkenbeck
Jay
Norvell
Jay
Norvell
John
Morton+
OL B.
Callahan%
B.
Callahan%
Aaron
Kromer+
Aaron
Kromer
Aaron
Kromer
DC Chuck
Bresnahan+
Chuck
Bresnahan
Chuck
Bresnahan
Chuck
Bresnahan
Rob
Ryan
DL  Mike
Waufle
Mike
Waufle
Mike
Waufle
Mike
Waufle
Sam
Clancy 
LB Robin Ross Fred Pagac  Fred Pagac Fred Pagac Don Martindale (I),
Pat Jones (O)
DB Ron
Lynn
Ron
Lynn
Ron
Lynn
Ron
Lynn
Clayton
Lopez
ST Bob
Casullo
Bob
Casullo
Bob
Casullo
Bob
Casullo
Joe
Avezzano
Str Garrett
Giemont
Garrett
Giemont
Garrett
Giemont
Tim
Adams
Jeff
Fish
SrA    Marc
Trestman
John
Morton+ (off)
John
Morton (off)
 
OfA John Morton,
David Shaw (QC)
John Morton,
Aaron Kromer
Jim Harbaugh,
Chris Turner
Jim Harbaugh,
Chris Turner
Chris Turner
DfA Woodrow Lowe,
Don Martin (QC)
Don Martin (QC)
Chris Griswold (QC),
Don Martin (QC)
Chris Griswold (QC),
Don Martin (QC)
Chris Griswold (QC)
STA         Martin
Bayless
Sqd  Willie
Brown
Willie
Brown
Willie
Brown
Willie
Brown
Willie
Brown
FBO          

Note: In 2001-02, Jon Gruden was allowed to sign with Tampa Bay in exchange for compensation.

1995-1999

Pos. 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
HC Mike
White+ (8-8)
Mike
White (7-9)
Joe
Bugel+ (4-12)
Jon
Gruden (8-8)
Jon
Gruden (8-8)
AHC Joe
Bugel (OC)
Joe
Bugel (OC)
Keith
Rowen (OL)
   
OC J.
Bugel%
J.
Bugel%
Ray
Perkins 
Bill
Callahan (TE)
Bill
Callahan (OL)
QB Jim
Fassel
Larry
Kennan
  Gary
Stevens
Gary
Stevens
RB Bishop
Harris
Bishop
Harris
Bishop
Harris
Skip
Peete
Skip
Peete
WR Mike
Wilson
Mike
Wilson
Fred
Biletnikoff+
Fred
Biletnikoff
Fred
Biletnikoff
TE Bill
Meyers+ (adm/TE/OT)
Bill
Meyers (TE/OT)
Bill
Meyers-
B.
Callahan%
Jim
Erkenbeck
OL B.
Meyers%
B.
Meyers%
K.
Rowen%
Keith
Rowen-
B.
Callahan+%
DC John Fox John Fox ^,
Fred Whittingham
Fred Whittingham Willie Shaw Willie Shaw
DL Floyd
Peters
Floyd
Peters
Bill
Urbanik
Mike
Waufle
Mike
Waufle
LB Fred
Whittingham
F.
Whittingham%
Dave
Adolph 
Dave
Adolph
Robin
Ross
DB Steve
Shafer
Steve
Shafer
Steve
Shafer
Chuck
Bresnahan
Chuck
Bresnahan
ST Kevin
Spencer
Rusty
Tillman
Rusty
Tillman
Frank
Gansz Jr.
Frank
Gansz Jr.
Str Garrett
Giemont
Garrett
Giemont
Garrett
Giemont
Garrett
Giemont
Garrett
Giemont
SrA          
OfA Fred Biletnikoff- (QC) Fred Biletnikoff (QC)   Robert Jenkins,
John Morton,
David Shaw (QC)
John Morton,
David Shaw (QC)
DfA John Guy John Guy,
Kevin Spencer-(QC)
John Guy,
Kevin Spencer+,
Willie Brown (sq)
Don Martin (QC) Woodrow Lowe,
Don Martin (QC)
STA          
Sqd     W.
Brown%
Willie
Brown
Willie
Brown
FBO          

Note: In 1995, the Raiders moved back to Oakland, from Los Angeles.

1990-1994

Posit. 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
HC  Art
Shell (12-4)
Art
Shell (9-7)
Art
Shell (7-9)
Art
Shell (10-6)
Art
Shell (9-7)
AHC          
OC Tom Walsh+ Tom Walsh Tom Walsh,
Terry Robiskie+ (TE)
Tom Walsh Tom Walsh
QB Mike
White
Mike
White
Mike
White
   
RB Joe
Scannella
Joe
Scannella
Joe
Scannella
Joe
Scannella
Jack
Reilly
WR Fred
Biletnikoff
Fred
Biletnikoff
Fred
Biletnikoff
Fred
Biletnikoff
Fred
Biletnikoff
TE Terry
Robiskie
Terry
Robiskie
T.
Robiskie%
Terry
Robiskie-
Bob
Mischak
OL Kim Helton Kim Helton Kim Helton Mike White-,
Bill Meyers
Mike White,
Bill Meyers
DC Dave
Adolph (LB)
Dave
Adolph (LB)
Gunther
Cunningham+ (LB)
Gunther
Cunningham (LB)
John
Fox
DL Bill Urbanik Earl Leggett Earl Leggett Ray Hamilton Ray Hamilton-,
Gunther Cunningham-
LB Sam Gruneisen,
D. Adolph%
Gunther Cunningham,
D. Adolph%
Ronnie Jones,
G. Cunningham
Jim Haslett,
G. Cunningham%
Jim Haslett+
DB Jack Stanton Jack Stanton-,
Odis McKinney+
Jack Stanton,
Odis McKinney
Jack Stanton,
Odis McKinney
Jack Stanton,
Odis McKinney
ST Steve
Ortmayer (op)
Steve
Ortmayer (op)
Steve
Ortmayer (op)
Steve
Ortmayer (op)
Steve
Ortmayer (op)
Str         Doug
Wilkerson
SrA           
OfA         Arthur
Whittington
DfA Odis
McKinney (proj)
       
STA          
Sqd          
FBO S.
Ortmayer%
S.
Ortmayer%
S.
Ortmayer%
S.
Ortmayer%
S.
Ortmayer%

Note: In 1990, Art Shell was named NFL Coach of the Year.

1985-1989

Posit. 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
HC Tom Flores (12-4) Tom Flores (8-8) Tom Flores (5-10) Mike Shanahan (7-9) Mike Shanahan (1-3)^,
Art Shell+ (7-5)
AHC         Alex
Gibbs+
OC          
QB Larry
Kennan
Larry
Kennan
Larry
Kennan
Tom
Walsh+
Tom
Walsh
RB Ray
Willsey
Ray
Willsey
Joe
Scannella
Joe
Scannella
Joe
Scannella
WR Tom
Walsh
Tom
Walsh
Tom
Walsh
Nick
Nicolau
Fred
Biletnikoff
TE Bob
Mischak (pro sct)
Bob
Mischak (pro sct)
Bob
Mischak
  Terry
Robiskie+
OL Sam Boghosian,
Art Shell
Sam Boghosian,
Art Shell
Sam Boghosian,
Art Shell
Art Shell+ A. Shell%
DC         Dave
Adolph (LB)
DL Earl
Leggett
Earl
Leggett
Earl
Leggett
Earl
Leggett
Bill
Urbanik
LB Bob Zeman Bob Zeman Sam Gruneisen,
Charlier Sumber
Sam
Gruneisen,
Charlie Sumner
Sam
Gruneisen,
D. Adolph%
DB Chet
Franklin,
Willie Brown
Chet
Franklin,
Willie Brown
Willie Brown+ Willie
Brown-,
Jimmy Warren
Jack Stanton
ST Steve
Ortmayer (op)
Steve
Ortmayer (op)
Ray
Willsey-
Pete
Rodriguez
Pete
Rodriguez
Str          
Sr.A       Alex
Gibbs (spec)
 
OfA Terry
Robiskie (cch)
Terry
Robiskie (cch)
Terry
Robiskie (cch)
Terry
Robiskie (cch)
 
DfA          
STA          
Sqd          
FBO S.
Ortmayer%
S.
Ortmayer%
     

Note: In 1989, Art Shell became the first African-American head coach in modern NFL history.

1980-1984

Posit. 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
HC Tom
Flores (11-5**)
Tom
Flores (7-9)
Tom
Flores (8-1)
Tom
Flores (12-4**)
Tom
Flores (11-5)
AHC          
OC          
QB       Larry
Kennan+
Larry
Kennan
RB Ray
Willsey
Ray
Willsey
Ray
Willsey
Ray
Willsey
Ray
Willsey
WR Lew
Erber
Lew
Erber
Tom
Walsh
Tom
Walsh
Tom
Walsh
TE       Bob
Mischak+ (pro sct)
Bob
Mischak (pro sct)
OL Sam Boghosian Sam Boghosian Sam Boghosian Sam Boghosian Sam
Boghosian-,
Art Shell+
DC          
DL Earl
Leggett
Earl
Leggett
Earl
Leggett
Earl
Leggett
Earl
Leggett
LB Charlie
Sumner~
Charlie
Sumner
Charlie
Sumner
Charlie
Sumner
Bob
Zeman
DB Chet Franklin Chet Franklin Chet Franklin Chet
Franklin-,
Willie Brown+
Chet
Franklin,
Willie Brown
ST Steve
Ortmayer+ (op)
Steve
Ortmayer (op)
Steve
Ortmayer (op)
Steve
Ortmayer (op)
Steve
Ortmayer (op)
Str          
SrA          
OfA Bob
Mischak (pro sct),
Joe Madro+ (sct)
Bob
Mischak (pro sct),
Joe Madro (sct)
Bob
Mischak (pro sct),
Joe Madro (sct),
Larry Kennan (QC)
Art
Shell (sct),
Terry Robiskie
Terry Robiskie (cch)
DfA Willie
Brown
Willie
Brown
Willie
Brown
   
STA          
Sqd          
FBO       S.
Ortmayer%
S.
Ortmayer%

Notes: In 1982, the Raiders moved to Los Angeles, from Oakland; also in 1982, Tom Flores was named NFL Coach of the Year.

1975-1979

Posit. 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
HC John
Madden (11-3)
John
Madden (13-1**)
John
Madden (11-3)
John
Madden (9-7)
Tom
Flores+ (9-7)
AHC          
OC          
QB          
RB John
Robinson
Lew
Erber
Lew
Erber
Lew
Erber
Ray
Willsey~
WR Tom
Flores
Tom
Flores
Tom
Flores
Tom
Flores
Lew
Erber~
TE          
OL Ollie
Spencer
Ollie
Spencer
Ollie
Spencer
Ollie
Spencer
Sam
Boghosian
DC          
DL Tom
Dahms
Tom
Dahms
Tom
Dahms
Tom
Dahms
Oliver
Spencer~
LB Don
Shinnick
Don
Shinnick
Don
Shinnick
Myrel
Moore
Myrel
Moore
DB Bob
Zeman
Bob
Zeman
Bob
Zeman
Ray
Willsey
Charlie
Sumner
ST     Joe
Scannella+
Jim
Sweeney
 
Str          
SrA          
OfA         Joe
Madro (pro sct)
DfA         Willie
Brown (cch)
STA Joe
Scannella
Joe
Scannella
     
Sqd          
FBO         Steve
Ortmayer

Note: In 1979, Tom Flores became the first Hispanic head coach in modern NFL history; in 2006, John Madden, who retired in 1978-79, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach.

1970-1974

Posit. 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
HC John
Madden (8-4-2)
John
Madden (8-4-2)
John
Madden (10-3-1)
John
Madden (9-4-1)
John
Madden (12-2)
AHC          
OC          
QB          
RB John
Polonchek
John
Polonchek
Paul
Roach
Paul
Roach
Paul
Roach
WR Dick
Wood
Mike
Holovak
Tom
Flores
Tom
Flores
Tom
Flores
TE          
OL Ollie
Spencer
Ollie
Spencer
Ollie
Spencer
Ollie
Spencer
Ollie
Spencer
DC          
DL Tom
Dahms
Tom
Dahms
Tom
Dahms
Tom
Dahms
Tom
Dahms
LB Sid
Hall
Ray
Malavasi
Ray
Malavasi
Don
Shinnick
Don
Shinnick
DB Richie
McCabe
Bob
Zeman
Bob
Zeman
Bob
Zeman
Bob
Zeman
ST          
Str Marv
Marinovich (OL)
       
SrA          
OfA     Ken Herock (chf sct) Ken
Herock (chf sct),
Bob Mischak (adm)
Ken
Herock (chf sct),
Bob Mischak (adm)
DfA          
STA       Joe
Scannella (proj)
Joe
Scannella+
Sqd          
FBO          

Note: n/a

1965-1969

Posit. 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
HC Al
Davis (8-5-1)
John
Rauch+ (8-5-1)
John
Rauch (13-1**)
John
Rauch (12-2)
John
Madden+ (12-1-1)
AHC          
OC          
QB          
RB John
Rauch
Bill
Walsh
John
Polonchek 
John
Polonchek
John
Polonchek
WR         Dick
Wood 
TE          
OL Ollie
Spencer
Ollie
Spencer
Ollie
Spencer
Ollie
Spencer
Ollie
Spencer
DC          
DL Tom
Dahms
Tom
Dahms
Tom
Dahms
Tom
Dahms
Tom
Dahms
LB Maury
Schleicher
  John
Madden 
John
Madden
Sid
Hall 
DB Charlie
Sumner
Charlie
Sumner
Charlie
Sumner
Charlie
Sumner
Richie
McCabe 
ST          
Str       Marv
Marinovich 
Marv
Marinovich+ (OL)
SrA          
OfA          
DfA          
STA          
Sqd          
FBO          

Notes: In spring 1966, Al Davis was named commissioner of the American Football League, then in fall 1966, became the Raiders’ managing general partner; in 1992, Davis would be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his contributions to the game; in 1967, John Rauch was named NFL Coach of the Year; in 1969, John Madden was named NFL Coach of the Year.

1960-1964

Posit. 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
HC  Eddie Erdelatz (6-8) Eddie
Erdelatz^ (0-2),
Marty Feldman+ (2-10)
Marty
Feldman^ (0-5),
Red Conkright+ (1-8)
Al Davis (10-4) Al Davis (5-7-2)
AHC          
OC          
QB          
RB Tom
Kalmanir
Tom
Kalmanir
Tom
Kalmanir
John
Rauch 
John
Rauch
WR          
TE          
OL Ernie
George 
George
Dickson (?)
Ollie
Spencer
Ollie
Spencer
Ollie
Spencer
DC          
DL Marty
Feldman (?)
M.
Feldman% (?)
R.
Conkright%
Tom
Dahms
Tom
Dahms
LB          
DB Ed
Cody 
  Walt
Michaels 
Charlie
Sumner 
Charlie
Sumner
ST          
Str          
SrA          
OfA          
DfA          
STA          
Sqd          
FBO          

Note: In 1963, Al Davis was named NFL Coach of the Year.

Sources: Raiders media guides, Raiders.com, Wikipedia, RaidersHistory.net, Google Books

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