List of Oakland Raiders head coaches

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John Madden (right) was head coach of the Oakland Raiders for ten seasons.

There have been 18 head coaches for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). The Raiders franchise was founded in Oakland, California in 1959 and became the eighth member of the American Football League (AFL) in 1960 as a replacement for the Minnesota Vikings, who had moved to the NFL. The Raiders joined the NFL in 1970, after the AFL–NFL merger. They played in Los Angeles between 1982 and 1995, before returning to Oakland.[1] As of the end of the 2012 season, the Raiders have played over 800 games in a total of 53 seasons in the AFL and NFL.[2] In those games, two coaches have won the Super Bowl with the team: John Madden in 1976 and Tom Flores in 1980 and 1983. One coach, John Rauch in 1966, won the AFL Championship.[3] Three other coaches, Art Shell, Jon Gruden and Bill Callahan, have also taken the Raiders to the playoffs.[4] Callahan led the Raiders to the Super Bowl. He did this in his first year as head coach of the team.[5]

Shell is the only coach to have more than one tenure with the team, and Flores and Shell are the only coaches to have coached the team in both Oakland and Los Angeles. The worst coach statistically in Raiders history is Red Conkright, with a winning percentage of .111,[6] while Rauch is statistically the best, with a winning percentage of .805. However, the all-time leader in both games coached and wins is Madden, with 142 and 103 respectively.[2] Of the 18 Raiders coaches, Al Davis and Madden are the only Raider coaches to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame for their contributions as coaches. Davis, who was also the Managing General partner and an AFL Commissioner, was in the Hall of Fame class of 1992. Madden was in the 2006 class. Two coaches, Flores and Shell, are also former players for the Raiders. Shell was also inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989, but as a player.[4][7] The most recent head coach of the Raiders is Dennis Allen, who replaced Hue Jackson when he was fired on January 10, 2012 after one season in charge.[8][9]

Key[edit]

# Number of coaches
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage
00 Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach
00 Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player
00* Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Raiders

Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are accurate through week 4 of the 2014 NFL season.

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards Reference
GC W L T Win% GC W L
Oakland Raiders
1 Eddie Erdelatz* 19601961* 16 6 10 0 .375 [10]
2 Marty Feldman* 19611962* 17 2 15 0 .118 [11]
3 Red Conkright* 1962* 9 1 8 0 .111 [12]
4 Al Davis †* 19631965* 42 23 16 3 .590 [13]
5 John Rauch 19661968 42 33 8 1 .805 4 2 2 [3]
6 John Madden * 19691978* 142 103 32 7 .763 16 9 7 Pro Football Weekly Coach of the Year (1969)[14] [15]
Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders
7 Tom Flores 19791987 136 83 53 0 .610 11 8 3 [16]
Los Angeles Raiders
8 Mike Shanahan 19881989 20 8 12 0 .400 [17]
9 Art Shell †*[b][c] 19891994* 92 54 38 0 .587 5 2 3 Pro Football Weekly Coach of the Year (1990)[14] [18]
Oakland Raiders
10 Mike White* 19951996* 32 15 17 0 .469 [19]
11 Joe Bugel 1997 16 4 12 0 .250 [20]
12 Jon Gruden 19982001 64 38 26 0 .594 4 2 2 [21]
13 Bill Callahan* 20022003* 32 15 17 0 .469 3 2 1 [5]
14 Norv Turner 20042005 32 9 23 0 .281 [22]
Art Shell †*[c] 2006* 16 2 14 0 .125 [18]
15 Lane Kiffin* 20072008* 20 5 15 0 .250 [23]
16 Tom Cable* 20082010* 44 17 27 0 .386 [24]
17 Hue Jackson* 2011* 16 8 8 0 .500 [25]
18 Dennis Allen* 20122014* 36 8 28 0 .222 [26]

Footnotes[edit]

  • a The franchise moved to Los Angeles in 1982 with Flores as the head coach.[16]
  • b Shell was inducted into the Hall of fame as a player in 1989.[7]
  • c Shell had two tenures as the team's head coach.[18]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Oakland Raiders". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Oakland Raiders Franchise Encyclopedia". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  3. ^ a b "John Rauch". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  4. ^ a b "Oakland Raiders Coaching History". NFLTeamHistory.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  5. ^ a b "Bill Callahan". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  6. ^ "Bill Conkright Coaching Record". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  7. ^ a b "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Art Shell". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved June 3, 2008. 
  8. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3617977
  9. ^ "Raiders fire coach Jackson after disappointing 8–8 season". NFL.com (NFL Enterprises LLC). January 10, 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Eddie Erdelatz". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  11. ^ "Marty Feldman". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  12. ^ "Bill Conkright". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  13. ^ "Al Davis". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  14. ^ a b "NFL Coach of the Year Award". Hickoksports. Retrieved March 20, 2008. 
  15. ^ "John Madden". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  16. ^ a b "Tom Flores". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  17. ^ "Mike Shanahan". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  18. ^ a b c "Art Shell". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  19. ^ "Mike White". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  20. ^ "Joe Bugel". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  21. ^ "Jon Gruden". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  22. ^ "Norv Turner". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  23. ^ "Lane Kiffin". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  24. ^ "Tom Cable Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  25. ^ "Hue Jackson gets Raiders head coaching job". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  26. ^ "Dennis Allen Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 7, 2012.