History of Raiders head coaches
Tony Sparano (2014-Present)
Sparano, the Raiders offensive line coach since 2013, took up the reigns as interim head coach following the 2014 midseason firing of Dennis Allen. Sparano, 52, was 29-32 as head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2008-2011.
Dennis Allen (2012-2014)
Record: 8-28 Allen was the Raiders first head coach in the post Al Davis era. Hired as part of a comprehensive organizational restructuring, Allen led the Raiders through two miserable 4-12 seasons. The Raiders fired Allen midway into his third season after the team started 0-4.
Hue Jackson (2011)
Record: 8-8 The Raiders were looking like the favorites to win the AFC West in 2011 until dropping four of their final five games, a span over which they surrendered 169 points.
Tom Cable (2008-2010)
Record: 17-27 After a highly-publicized mid-season firing in 2008, Cable was promoted from offensive line coach to interim coach and retained in the offseason as the team's official hire for 2009. His generally uninspired tenure did conclude with a 6-0 divisional record in his final season as skipper.
Lane Kiffin (2007-2008)
Record: 5-15 The Raiders made Kiffin's the youngest head coach in the modern NFL era when they hired him. After a 4-12 effort in 2007, Kiffin made it just four games (1-3) into the following season before the Raiders fired him.
Art Shell (2006)
Record: 2-14 Despite leading the Raiders to three playoff appearances between 1990 and 1993 during his first stint with the team, Shell posted the franchise's worst record ever (2-14) in the lone year after his return.
Norv Turner (2004-2005)
Record: 9-23 Turner's forgettable tenure with the Raiders was highlighted by the signing of Randy Moss in 2005. Needless to say, the mercurial wideout was unable to spark Oakland's stagnant offense.
Bill Callahan (2002-2003)
Record: 15-17 After guiding the league's top offense to a Super Bowl appearance in 2002, Callahan and the Raiders suffered through the proverbial hangover the following season. A 4-12 record in 2003 was good enough (or bad enough) to earn Callahan a pink slip.
Jon Gruden (1998-2001)
Record: 38-26 You might be familiar with the scowl pictured to the left. Undoubtedly the most successful and longest tenured coach on this list, Gruden laid the groundwork for Callahan's 2002 team before eventually beating him in the Super Bowl as the coach of the Bucs. His coaching career in Oakland ended with the controversial "Tuck Rule" game.
Joe Bugel (1997)
Record: 4-12 Bugel had developed a reputation as a offensive line genius after engineering the vaunted Redskins rushing attack of the early-to-mid nineties. He had no such luck in his only season in Oakland.
Mike White (1995-1996)
Record: 15-17 In White's first 10 games as coach of the Raiders, he guided the team to an 8-2 record and what was sure to be an eventual playoff berth. The team, however, dropped its final six games, missed the playoffs and after going 7-9 the following season, White was fired.