Football 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 82 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 81 Thomas Raymond "Tom" Flores is a retired American football quarterback and coach. Flores and Mike Ditka are the only two people in the 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 55 Jon David Gruden is a former NFL head coach and current NFL analyst for ESPN. He was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, winning Super Bowl XXXVII in his first ...more

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Art Shell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
age 72 Arthur Lee "Art" Shell, Jr. is an American former collegiate and professional football player in the American Football League and later in the NFL, a Hall of Fame offensive tackle, and ...more

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Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Died at 82 (1929-2011) Allen "Al" Davis was an American football coach and executive. He was the principal owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League from 1972 to 2011. ...more

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Hue Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
age 53 Huey "Hue" Jackson is the current offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals. Before that, he served as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League after ...more

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Mike Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
age 66 Michael Edward "Mike" Shanahan is an American football coach. He has been the head coach of the Los Angeles Raiders, Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins. He led the Broncos to ...more

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John Rauch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
John Rauch Died at 81 (1927-2008) John "Johnny" Rauch was an American football player and coach. He was head coach of the Oakland Raiders in the team's loss to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl II in 1968.

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Tom Cable is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
age 54 Thomas Lee "Tom" Cable, Jr. is an American football coach currently working as the offensive line and assistant head coach of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He ...more

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Tony Sparano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
age 57 Anthony Joseph "Tony" Sparano III is an American football coach who is currently the tight ends coach for the San Francisco 49ers. He previously served as the head coach of the Miami ...more

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Bill Callahan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
age 62 William E. Callahan is the offensive line coach for the Washington Redskins. He was formerly the head coach of the Oakland Raiders for the 2002–2003 seasons and for the University of Nebraska ...more

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Mike White is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Mike White age 82 Michael Kavanaugh White is former American football player and coach. He has 16 years experience as a head coach, including stints at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of ...more

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Red Conkright is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Red Conkright Died at 66 (1914-1980) William Franklin "Bill" Conkright, known more commonly by the nickname Red, was an American football center and end who played eight seasons in the National Football League and was ...more

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Norv Turner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
age 66 Norval Eugene Turner is an American football coach who is currently the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Turner has also served as offensive ...more

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Eddie Erdelatz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
Eddie Erdelatz Died at 53 (1913-1966) Edward J. Erdelatz was an American collegiate and professional football player and coach who served as head football coach of the U.S. Naval Academy for nine years. Erdelatz was also the first ...more

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Marty Feldman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
age 96 Martin "Marty" Feldman was the second head coach of the American Football League's Oakland Raiders. He became head coach on September 18, 1961, following the dismissal of Eddie ...more

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Joe Bugel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
age 78 Joseph John 'Buges' Bugel was the Offensive line coach for the Washington Redskins from 1981 to 1989 and from 2004 to 2009. He served as offensive line coach or assistant for the Detroit Lions ...more

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Lane Kiffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
age 43 Lane Monte Kiffin is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama. He formerly served as the offensive coordinator for the ...more

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Dennis Allen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Coaches of All Time
age 46 Dennis J. Allen is an American football coach, who currently is currently a defensive assistant of the New Orleans Saints. He previously served as the Oakland Raiders head coach but was fired ...more