The file on Jack Del Rio
Born in Castro Valley, Jack Del Rio was a three-sport athlete at Hayward High School, winning seven total CIF section titles while playing football, basketball and baseball.
Opting for education
Del Rio was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1981, but opted to attend USC, where he played football and baseball.
Del Rio, a linebacker by trade, was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the third round of the 1985 NFL Draft.
The 11-year NFL veteran's best season came in 1994 when he recorded two sacks, three interceptions, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and 86 tackles over 16 games, earning First Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors.
Del Rio's coaching career began where his playing days did, as the strength and conditioning coach for the Saints. After stops in Baltimore and Carolina, Del Rio was named head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003 and compiled a 68-71 record and two trips to the playoffs over nine years.
Del Rio served as the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator from 2012 to 2014, reaching the playoffs all three years. The Broncos lost to the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Taking the Silver and Black reins
Del Rio agreed to become the 21st head coach of the Oakland Raiders on Jan. 14, replacing interim coach Tony Sparano.