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 Rod 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 (QC),
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),
George Martinez (QC)
Don Johnson (DL),
Randy Hanson (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,
Charlie Sumner
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 (cch)
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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