The Best Las Vegas Raiders Coaches of All Time

Over 500 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Las Vegas Raiders Coaches of All Time

Who is the best Las Vegas Raiders coach of all time? Throughout their time as a football franchise, the Las Vegas Raiders have had a variety of coaches, any of whom could be considered among the greatest NFL coaches of all time.  Keeping stats like Super Bowl wins and playoff runs in mind, which Raiders coach is the best? What Las Vegas Raiders head coaches do you love?

There's really no question that John Madden is considered one of the greatest Las Vegas 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/Las Vegas. 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 Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas Raiders.

Most divisive: Joe Bugel
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  • John Madden
    Austin, Minnesota
    220 votes
    John Earl Madden (April 10, 1936 – December 28, 2021) was an American football coach and sports commentator in the National Football League (NFL). He served as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 1969 to 1978, where he led to eight playoff appearances, seven division titles, seven AFL/AFC Championship Game appearances, and the franchise's first Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XI. Madden, who never had a losing season, holds the highest winning percentage among NFL head coaches who have coached at least 100 games.
  • Tom Flores
    Sanger, California
    184 votes
    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 Super Bowl as a player, assistant coach, and head coach (Super Bowl IV as a player for the Chiefs, Super Bowl XI as an assistant coach of the Raiders, and Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XVIII as head coach of the Raiders). Flores was also the first Hispanic starting quarterback and the first minority head coach in professional football history to win a Super Bowl.Until his dismissal in 2018, Flores served as radio announcer for the Raiders Radio Network.
  • Jon Gruden
    Sandusky, Ohio
    183 votes
    Jon David Gruden (born August 17, 1963) is an American football coach who served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons. He held his first head coaching position with the Raiders franchise during their Oakland tenure from 1998 to 2001, where he won two division titles and made an AFC Championship Game appearance. Gruden was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002, whom he led to their first Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XXXVII the same season. At age 39, he was the then-youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl. He served as Tampa Bay's head coach through 2008, setting the franchise record for wins, but made only two further playoff runs. After his firing from the Buccaneers, Gruden was featured as an analyst for ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcasts from the 2009 season to the 2017 season.
  • Al Davis
    Brockton, Massachusetts
    154 votes
    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 (NFL) for 39 years, from 1972 until his death in 2011. Prior to becoming the principal owner of the Raiders, he served as the team's head coach from 1963 to 1965 and part owner from 1966 to 1971, assuming both positions while the Raiders were part of the American Football League (AFL). He also served as the commissioner of the AFL in 1966. Known for his motto "Just win, baby", the Raiders became one of the NFL's most successful and popular teams under Davis' management. Although the franchise would enter a period of decline in his final years, the Raiders would enjoy many successes during the 1970s and 1980s, and won three Super Bowl titles. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992. Davis was active in civil rights, refusing to allow the Raiders to play in any city where black and white players had to stay in separate hotels. He was the first NFL owner to hire an African American head coach and a female chief executive. He was also the second NFL owner to hire a Latino head coach (Tom Flores). He remains the only executive in NFL history to be an assistant coach, head coach, general manager, commissioner, and owner.
  • Mike Shanahan
    Oak Park, Illinois
    139 votes
    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. During his 14 seasons with the Broncos, he led the team to consecutive Super Bowl victories in XXXII and XXXIII, as well as the franchise's first NFL title in the former. His head coaching career spanned a total of 20 seasons and also included stints with the Los Angeles Raiders and Washington Redskins.
  • Norv Turner
    Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
    135 votes
    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 served as offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings, and the Dallas Cowboys, where he won two Super Bowls, both over the Buffalo Bills. He has served as head coach of the Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, and San Diego Chargers. He is the older brother of Ron Turner, the former head coach at the University of Illinois and a former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator.