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Susan Collins and John Madden

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

There have been 15 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 2008 season, the Raiders have played over 750 games in a total of 48 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, has 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 coach 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] and 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 15 Raiders coaches, Madden is also the only Raiders coach to be a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2005. 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 current head coach of the Raiders is Hue Jackson who replaced Tom Cable after he was fired on January 4th, 2011.[8][9]

KeyEdit

# Number of coaches
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage
* Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Spent entire professional head coaching career with Raiders

CoachesEdit

Note: As of week 13 of the 2011 NFL season.

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards Reference
GC W L T Win% GC W L
Oakland Raiders
1 Eddie Erdelatz19601961 16 6 10 0 .375 [10]
2 Marty Feldman19611962 17 2 15 0 .118 [11]
3 Red Conkright1962 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]
7 Tom Flores 19791981 48 27 21 0 .563 4 4 0 [16]
Los Angeles Raiders
Tom Flores[a] 19821987 88 76 32 0 .704 7 4 3 [16]
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 White19951996 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 Callahan20022003 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 Kiffin20072008 20 5 15 0 .250 [23]
16 Tom Cable20082010 44 17 27 0 .386 [24]
17 Hue Jackson2011 12 7 5 0 .583 [25]

FootnotesEdit

  • 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]

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. "Oakland Raiders". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/history/team.jsp?franchise_id=23. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Oakland Raiders Franchise Encyclopedia". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/rai/. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "John Rauch". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/RaucJo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Oakland Raiders Coaching History". NFLTeamHistory.com. http://www.nflteamhistory.com/nfl_teams/oakland_raiders/coaching_history.html. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Bill Callahan". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/CallBi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  6. "Bill Conkright Coaching Record". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/ConkRe0.htm. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Pro Football Hall of Fame - Art Shell". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=193. Retrieved June 3, 2008.
  8. "Head Coach: Lane Kiffin". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/teams/oaklandraiders/coaches?coaType=head&team=OAK. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
  9. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3617977
  10. "Eddie Erdelatz". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/ErdeEd0.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  11. "Marty Feldman". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/FeldMa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  12. "Bill Conkright". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/ConkRe0.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  13. "Al Davis". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/DaviAl0.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "NFL Coach of the Year Award". Hickoksports. http://www.hickoksports.com/history/nflcoy.shtml. Retrieved March 20, 2008.
  15. "John Madden". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/MaddJo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 "Tom Flores". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/FlorTo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  17. "Mike Shanahan". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/ShanMi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 "Art Shell". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/ShelAr0.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  19. "Mike White". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/WhitMi0.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  20. "Joe Bugel". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/BugeJo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  21. "Jon Gruden". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/GrudJo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  22. "Norv Turner". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/TurnNo0.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  23. "Lane Kiffin". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/KiffLa0.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  24. "Tom Cable Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/CablTo0.htm. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  25. "Hue Jackson gets Raiders head coaching job". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/01/17/hue-jackson-gets-raiders-head-coaching-job/. Retrieved January 17, 2011.
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