American Football Database
American Football Database

Tom Walsh is a former NFL assistant coach, most recently with the Oakland Raiders. He was hired in February, 2006, as offensive coordinator by head coach Art Shell[1] but demoted before the end of the 2006 season and replaced by John Shoop.[2] After leaving the Raiders, Walsh stated that Randy Moss, whom he coached in Oakland, was "a player whose skills are diminishing."[3] Moss went on to break the single season touchdown reception record in 2007 after being traded to the New England Patriots.

Walsh spent the past several years operating a bed and breakfast in Swan Valley, Idaho[4] and served as the town's mayor.[1] Prior to this, he had been the head football coach at Idaho State University.

Coaching Timeline


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Walsh hired as Raiders' offensive coordinator",, February 23, 2006. Retrieved 17 July 2007
  2. "Shoop to call offensive plays for Raiders",, November 29, 2006. Retrieved 17 July 2007
  3. "Walsh: Moss' skills were 'diminishing' on Raiders",, May 16, 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2007
  4. Oakland Raiders Hire Innkeeper
Preceded by
Jimmy Raye
Oakland Raiders Offensive Coordinator
February 23, 2006-November 28, 2006
Succeeded by
John Shoop