John Madden was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders for ten seasons, from 1969 to 1978.
John Madden was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders for ten seasons, from 1969 to 1978.

There have been 2 head coaches for the Las Vegas 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 2015 season, the Raiders have played 852 games in a total of 56 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] Four other coaches, Art Shell, Jack Del Rio, 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 and Gruden are the only coaches 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. Gruden is the only coach to have coached the team in both Oakland and Las Vegas. 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 20 Raiders coaches, Al Davis, Madden, and Flores 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. Flores was in the 2021 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]

Key

# 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

Note: Statistics are accurate through the end of the 2020 NFL season.
# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards Reference
GC W L T Win% GC W L Win%
Oakland Raiders
1 Eddie Erdelatz* 19601961* 16 6 10 0 .375 [8]
2 Marty Feldman* 19611962* 17 2 15 0 .118 [9]
3 Red Conkright*[a] 1962* 9 1 8 0 .111 [10]
4 Al Davis †* 19631965* 42 23 16 3 .583 AFL Coach of the Year (1963) [11]
5 John Rauch 19661968 42 33 8 1 .798 4 2 2 .500 AFL Champion (1967) [3]
6 John Madden †* 19691978* 142 103 32 7 .750 16 9 7 .563 Super Bowl Champion (1976)
Pro Football Weekly Coach of the Year (1969)[12]
[13]
7 Tom Flores 19791981 48 27 21 0 .563 4 4 0 1.000 Super Bowl Champion (1980) [14]
Los Angeles Raiders
Tom Flores 19821987 88 56 32 0 .636 7 4 3 .571 Super Bowl Champion (1983) [14]
8 Mike Shanahan 19881989 20 8 12 0 .400 [15]
9 Art Shell ‡*[b][c][d] 19891994* 92 54 38 0 .587 5 2 3 .400 Pro Football Weekly Coach of the Year (1990)[12] [16]
Oakland Raiders
10 Mike White* 19951996* 32 15 17 0 .469 [17]
11 Joe Bugel 1997 16 4 12 0 .250 [18]
12 Jon Gruden[g] 19982001 64 38 26 0 .594 4 2 2 .500 [19]
13 Bill Callahan 20022003 32 15 17 0 .469 3 2 1 .667 AFC Champion (2002) [5]
14 Norv Turner 20042005 32 9 23 0 .281 [20]
Art Shell ‡*[d] 2006* 16 2 14 0 .125 [16]
15 Lane Kiffin* 20072008* 20 5 15 0 .250 [21]
16 Tom Cable*[e] 20082010* 44 17 27 0 .386 [22]
17 Hue Jackson 2011 16 8 8 0 .500 [23]
18 Dennis Allen* 20122014* 36 8 28 0 .222 [24]
19 Tony Sparano[f] 2014 12 3 9 0 .250 [25]
20 Jack Del Rio 20152017 48 25 23 0 .521 1 0 1 .000 [26]
Jon Gruden[g] 20182019 32 11 21 0 .344 [19]
Las Vegas Raiders
Jon Gruden[g] 20202021 21 11 10 0 .524 [19]
21 Rich Bisaccia*[h] 2021–present 0 0 0 0

Footnotes

References

General
  • "Oakland Raiders History". CBS Sportsline. Retrieved April 15, 2008.
  • "Hall of Famers by Franchise". Pro Football Hall of Fame Official website. Archived from the original on March 4, 2008. Retrieved March 25, 2008.
  • "Oakland Raiders Coaching Records and History". DatabaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on April 8, 2007. Retrieved April 15, 2008.
  • "Coaching Roster – Oakland Raiders". Hickoksports.com. Archived from the original on February 18, 2004. Retrieved April 15, 2008.
Specific
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  3. ^ a b "John Rauch". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  4. ^ a b "Oakland Raiders Coaching History". NFLTeamHistory.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. 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. ^ "Eddie Erdelatz". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  9. ^ "Marty Feldman". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  10. ^ "Bill Conkright". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  11. ^ "Al Davis". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  12. ^ a b "NFL Coach of the Year Award". Hickoksports. Archived from the original on December 5, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2008.
  13. ^ "John Madden". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  14. ^ a b "Tom Flores". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  15. ^ "Mike Shanahan". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  16. ^ a b c "Art Shell". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  17. ^ "Mike White". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  18. ^ "Joe Bugel". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  19. ^ a b c "Jon Gruden Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  20. ^ "Norv Turner". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-20. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  21. ^ "Lane Kiffin". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
  22. ^ "Tom Cable Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  23. ^ "Hue Jackson gets Raiders head coaching job". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved January 17, 2011.
  24. ^ "Dennis Allen Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  25. ^ "Tony Sparano Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  26. ^ "Jack Del Rio Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 4, 2016.