Mark Hutson
Current position
Title Tight Ends Coach
Team Oakland Raiders
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-08-29) August 29, 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth Fort Smith, Arkansas
Career information
College University of Oklahoma
Team(s) as a coach/administrator











(Graduate Assistant)
Murray State
(Tight Ends/Special Teams)
Boise State
(Tight Ends/Special Teams)
(Tight Ends/Special Teams)
(Offensive Line)
Eastern Illinois
(Offensive Line)
Eastern Illinois
(Asst. Head Coach/Off. Coord./OL)
Eastern Illinois
(Interim Head Coach)
(Offensive Line)
(Co-Offensive Coordinator/OL)
(Interim Head Coach)
Oakland Raiders
(Tight Ends)

Mark Hutson (born August 29, 1966) is an American football NFL coach currently serving as the tight ends coach for the Oakland Raiders under new head coach Dennis Allen. In the 1980s, he was an All-American offensive lineman for the Oklahoma Sooners, and among the top players in school history.

Playing careerEdit

Hutson was selected to the OU All-Century Team and one of the Top 100 Players in OU History, following a stellar career with the Sooners, which saw him selected to All-America teams in 1986 and 1987. He was team captain for the 1985 National Championship team and was selected All-Big Eight Conference three times in his career.[1][2] He also played in the 1988 Hula Bowl.

After his college days, Hutson was selected in the third round of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. A back injury forced him to end his professional career without having played a regular season game in the National Football League, though he did spent two seasons with the organization.[3]

Hutson returned to campus and finished his degree in communications in 1990.

College coaching careerEdit

Hutson began coaching with his alma mater in 1990 as a graduate assistant. He coached with Houston Nutt at Murray State University, Boise State University and the University of Arkansas.[4] While with the Razorbacks, Hutson was selected Southeastern Conference Special Teams Coach of the Year.[5]

His coaching travels next took Hutson to the University of Tulsa as the offensive line coach from 2000 to 2002. Following Tulsa, Hutson came to Eastern Illinois University and spent four seasons as assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. In the 2006 season, he jumped in as acting head coach when Bob Spoo was sidelined after surgery.[6] The team finished with an 8–5 season record, 7–1 in the Ohio Valley Conference.

During Hutson's tenure at Eastern Illinois, the team won two conference titles and went to the NCAA Division I playoff twice. The team he led as interim head coach lost in the first round of the 2006 playoffs, 24–13, to Illinois State.[7]

Hutson joined the Tulane University staff in 2007 as offensive line coach. He was named interim coach for Tulane's remaining six games following the resignation of Bob Toledo.,[8] but wound up losing all six.

NFL coaching careerEdit

On February 11, 2012 Hutson was hired by the Oakland Raiders to be the tight ends coach under new head coach Dennis Allen.[9]


External linksEdit

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