Raiders coaching staff live blog

This is an updated transaction list of Raider coaches both current and now former. Each time there appears to be a coach incoming or a former coach signs with another team, this blog will be updated to reflect those changes to keep you up to date.

We start with what the staff looked like at season’s end:

Head coach: Hue Jackson
Offensive coordinator: Al Saunders
Defensive coordinator: Chuck Bresnahan
Offensive line coach: Bob Wylie
Assistant offensive line coach: Steve Wisniewski
Running backs coach: Kelly Skipper
Tight ends coach: Adam Henry
Wide receivers coach: Sanjay Lal
Defensive line coach: Mike Waufle
Linebackers coach: Greg Biekert
Assistant linebackers coach: Ricky Hunley
Assistant coach, safeties: Kevin Ross
Assistant coach, cornerbacks: Rod Woodson
Squad development: Willie Brown
Special teams coach: John Fassel
Strength and conditioning: Brad Roll

As of Janurary 15, 2012, only head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Al Saunders were still under contract.

01/10/12 Head coach Hue Jackson is fired.

01/14/12 Wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal leaves to take same position with the New York Jets.

01/21/12 Defensive line coach Mike Waufle leaves to take same position with the St Louis Rams.

01/24/12 Raiders hire Dennis Allen as head coach.

– To read more about the Dennis Allen hiring, CLICK HERE

01/31/12 Tight ends coach Adam Henry will join the coaching staff at Louisiana State University.

01/31/12 Special teams coach John Fassel leaves to take same position with St Louis Rams.

01/31/12 Greg Knapp hired as offensive coordinator, replacing Al Saunders.

– To read more about the Greg Knapp hiring, CLICK HERE.

01/31/12 Running backs coach Kelly Skipper will be brought back in same position.

01/31/12 Al Miller will replace Brad Roll as strength and conditioning coach. Assistant strength and conditioning coach will be John Greico.

– Al Miller spent 21 seasons as an NFL strength and conditioning coach. He knew Dennis Allen as they worked together for four years with the Falcons from 2002-05. Miller worked with the Denver Broncos (1985-92), the New York Giants (1993-96), and the Atlanta Falcons (1997-05). He interviewed with John Elway and the Broncos as well but chose to join the Raiders. Greico has spent the past two seasons as the strength coach at University of Louisiana-Monroe.

02/01/12 Raiders hire Frank Pollack as offensive line coach, replacing Bob Wylie

– To read more about the Frank Pollack hiring, CLICK HERE

02/01/12 Raiders hire Steve Hoffman as special teams coach

– Hoffman was most recently special teams coach for the Chiefs, a position he held for two seasons. He has been coaching in the NFL for 22 years most notably as the Cowboys’ special teams coach and quality control coach from 1989 to 2004. He then served as assistant special teams coach in Atlanta in 2006 and two seasons in Miami in ’07-’08.

02/01/12 Raiders retain assistant offensive line coach Steve Wisniewski.

02/02/12 Raiders announce new defensive quality control coach Eric Sanders and the team adds former Raiders FB Justin Griffith as offensive quality control coach. They also officially announce the retention of Steve Wisniewski and Kelly Skipper along with signings of Frank Pollack, Al Miller, and John Greico.

– Sanders formerly held the title of Offensive Assistant with the Raiders for the past two seasons. Griffith is yet another connection to Dennis Allen and Greg Knapp’s days in Atlanta. He was the fullback for the Falcons from 2003-2006.

02/03/2012 Raiders make Special Teams Coordinator Steve Hoffman hiring official. All reported coach signings now official.

02/06/2012 Jason Tarver officially announced as Defensive Coordinator.

– To read more about the Tarver hiring, CLICK HERE 

02/07/2012 Ted Gilmore hired as wide receivers coach.

– Gilmore was the wide receivers coach for the USC Trojans on Lane Kiffin’s staff. Prior to that he was the wide receivers coach and scouting coordinator for University of Nebraska.

02/08/2012 Al Saunders retained as senior assistant and John Defillipo hired as quarterbacks coach.

– To read more about the Saunders retentino and Defillipo hiring, CLICK HERE

02/09/2012 Raiders officially announce Johnny Holland as linebackers coach and Keith Burns as assistant special teams coach.

– To read more about the Holland and Burns hirings, CLICK HERE

02/12/2012 Johnny Lynn hired as defensive backs coach and Mark Hutson hired as tight ends coach.

– Lynn was most recently the Eagles defensive backs coach and Hutson was the offensive line coach at Tulane University for the past five seasons.

02/13/2012 Terrell Williams hired as defensive line coach.

– To read more about the Williams hire, CLICK HERE

02/14/2012 Clayton Lopez hired as co-defensive backs coach. Raiders announce Lopez hiring as well as five others

Updated Raider coaching staff:

Head coach: Dennis Allen
Offensive coordinator: Greg Knapp
Defensive Coordinator: Jason Tarver
Offensive line coach: Frank Pollack
Assistant offensive line coach: Steve Wisniewski
Quarterbacks coach: John Defillipo
Running backs coach: Kelly Skipper
Wide Receivers coach: Ted Gilmore
Tight Ends coach: Mark Hutson
Defensive line coach: Terrell Williams
Linebackers coach: Johnny Holland
Defensive backs coach: Johnny Lynn
Defensive backs coach: Clayton Lopez
Special teams coach: Steve Hoffman
Assistant Special teams coach: Keith Burns
Offensive quality control: Justin Griffith
Defensive quality control: Eric Sanders
Strength and conditioning coach: Al Miller
Assistant strength and conditioning: John Greico
Senior Offensive Assistant: Al Saunders

All primary coaching positions have now been filled. Only perhaps some additional assistant position coaches may remain.

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