Following the 2013 season, the Raiders brought back all but four of their coaches. They began filling those four positions Monday. As of today, the team has announced all four positions have been filled and the coaching staff is now officially complete.
The four coaches announced today were defensive backs coach Joe Woods, assistant defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson, assistant special teams coach Chris Boniol, and assistant strength and conditioning coach Vernon Stephens.
The hire of Joe Woods and Marcus Robertson had been confirmed prior to this. See the details on them here. The hire of Boniol had been reported as well. See the details on his hire here. The only hire that had yet to be reported or confirmed was that of Vernon Stephens. Here are his credentials per the Raiders press release:
Stephens: Stephens enters his first season with the Raiders after spending six seasons with the San Diego Chargers (2007-12) in the same capacity. Stephens came to the Chargers after four years as the assistant speed, strength and conditioning coach at University of Colorado (2003-06). At Colorado, he worked with the Buffaloes' football, basketball, track and field and cross country teams. He was a strength and conditioning intern for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2002-03 and was head strength and conditioning coach at the University of North Florida from 1999-03, where he initialized and implemented the school's first strength and conditioning program.
With that, ladies and gents we now have our completed 2014 Oakland Raiders coaching staff:
Dennis Allen, Head Coach
Bobby April, Special Teams Coordinator
John DeFilippo, Quarterbacks
Ted Gilmore, Wide Receivers
John Grieco, Strength and Conditioning
Justin Griffith, Quality Control - Offense
Mark Hutson, Tight Ends
Greg Olson, Offensive Coordinator
Marcus Robertson, Assistant Defensive Backs coach
Bob Sanders, Linebackers
Eric Sanders, Quality Control - Defense
Al Saunders, Senior Offensive Assistant
Kelly Skipper, Running Backs
Tony Sparano, Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line
Vernon Stephens, Assistant Strength and Conditioning
Jason Tarver, Defensive Coordinator
Terrell Williams, Defensive Line
Joe Woods, Defensive backs coach