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The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time 

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Throughout their time as a football franchise, the Oakland Raiders have had a variety of coaches, but who is the best Oakland Raiders head coach of all time? We want you to help us answer that question by voting for your favorite Oakland Raiders coaches, keeping stats like Super Bowl wins and playoff runs in mind.

There's really no question that John Madden is considered one of the greatest Oakland Raiders Coach of all time. The team dominated the AFC West during his time as coach, and Madden gave Oakland their first Super Bowl Championship in 1976.

Despite Madden's success, however, there is one other coach who has more Super Bowl Championships with Oakland. Coach Tom Flores helped the Raiders win an NFL Championship in 1980 and 1983, and the team has never won the big game since.

If the Oakland Raiders had a best of all time team, who would coach it? Vote for your favorites below, even  if the coach never won a championship with the Oakland Raiders.
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John Madden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Age: 83

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Austin, Minnesota, United States of America

Teams: Philadelphia Eagles, Oregon Ducks football, Cal Poly Mustangs football

John Earl Madden is a former American football player in the National Football League, a former Super Bowl-winning head coach with the Oakland Raiders in the American Football Conference of the ...more

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Tom Flores is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Age: 82

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Sanger, California

Thomas Raymond Flores (born March 21, 1937) is an American former professional football coach and player. He and Mike Ditka are the only two people in National Football League history to win a ...more

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Jon Gruden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Age: 56

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Sandusky, Ohio, United States of America

Teams: Dayton Flyers football

Jon David Gruden (born August 17, 1963) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He first served as the Raiders' head ...more
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Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 82 (1929-2011)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts

Allen Davis (July 4, 1929 – October 8, 2011) was an American football coach and executive. He was the principal owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League ...more

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Art Shell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Age: 73

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina

Arthur Lee Shell Jr. (born November 26, 1946) is an American former professional football player in the American Football League (AFL) and later in the National Football League (NFL), a Hall of ...more

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John Rauch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
John Rauch Dec. at 81 (1927-2008)

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John Rauch (August 20, 1927 – June 10, 2008), also known by his nickname Johnny Rauch, was an American football player and coach. He was head coach of the Oakland Raiders in the team's loss to ...more
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Mike Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Age: 67

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois

Teams: Eastern Illinois Panthers Football Team

Michael Edward Shanahan (born August 24, 1952) is a former American football coach, best known as the head coach of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL) from 1995 to 2008. ...more
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Hue Jackson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Age: 54

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Teams: Pacific Tigers football

Hue Jackson (born October 22, 1965) is an American football coach. He has served as the head coach for the Oakland Raiders and the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He has ...more
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Tom Cable is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Age: 55

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Merced, California

Teams: Indianapolis Colts, Idaho Vandals football

Thomas Lee Cable Jr. (born November 26, 1964) is an American football offensive line coach for the Oakland Raiders. Cable was most recently the Seattle Seahawks assistant head coach and ...more
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Tony Sparano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Age: 58

Birthplace: West Haven, Connecticut

Anthony Joseph Sparano III (October 7, 1961 – July 22, 2018) was an American football coach. He served as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders of the National Football League ...more
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Bill Callahan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Age: 63

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

William E. Callahan (born July 31, 1956) is an American football coach who is currently the assistant head coach and offensive line coach for the Washington Redskins of the National Football ...more
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Dennis Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Age: 47

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Hurst, Texas

Dennis J. Allen (born September 22, 1972) is an American football coach who is the defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as ...more
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Norv Turner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Age: 67

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Norvan Eugene Turner (born May 17, 1952) is an American football coach who is currently the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Turner has also ...more
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Lane Kiffin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Age: 44

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Minnesota

Lane Monte Kiffin (born May 9, 1975) is an American football coach who is currently the head football coach at Florida Atlantic University. Kiffin formerly served as the offensive coordinator ...more
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Red Conkright is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Red Conkright Dec. at 66 (1914-1980)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Beggs, Oklahoma

William Franklin Conkright (April 17, 1914 – October 27, 1980), known more commonly by the nickname Red, was an American football center and end who played eight seasons in the National Football ...more
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Mike White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Mike White Age: 83

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America

Michael or Mike White may refer to:
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Marty Feldman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Age: 97
Martin Feldman (September 12, 1922 – December 5, 2015) was the second head coach of the American Football League's Oakland Raiders. He became head coach on September 18, 1961, following the ...more
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Eddie Erdelatz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Eddie Erdelatz Dec. at 53 (1913-1966)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: California

Edward J. Erdelatz (April 21, 1913 – November 10, 1966) was an American collegiate and professional football player and coach who served as head football coach of the U.S. Naval Academy for nine ...more
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Joe Bugel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Age: 79

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Joseph John Bugel (born March 10, 1940) is an American former football coach and college player who held a variety of coaching positions at the college and professional levels of the sport over ...more