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Raiders add assistants, officially announce entire 2018 coaching staff

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Oakland Raiders Introduce Jon Gruden Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Most of the Raiders coaching staff was known up to this point. Either it was reported or Jon Gruden himself mentioned the person. Today the team officially announced the entire staff, which may include a few names you didn’t realize were part of the staff.


Coach Title

Ansley, Derrick Defensive Backs

Batiste, D’Anthony Strength and Conditioning Assistant

Bennett, Edgar Wide Receivers

Berbenich, Tim Quality Control – Offense

Bisaccia, Rich Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator

Cable, Tom Offensive Line

Callahan, Brian Quarterbacks

Coleman, Marco Assistant Defensive Line

Gruden, Deuce Strength and Conditioning Assistant

Guenther, Paul Defensive Coordinator

Holz, Nick Quality Control – Offense

Jeanpierre, Lemuel Assistant Offensive Line

Lippincott, David Linebackers

Martinez, Kelsey Strength and Conditioning Assistant

Olson, Greg Offensive Coordinator

O’Neil, Jim Senior Defensive Assistant

Razzano, Dave Director of Football Research

Shaw, Tom Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Singleton, Jemal Running Backs

Slate, Rick Strength and Conditioning Assistant

Smith, Frank Tight Ends

Smith, Travis Quality Control – Defense

Storer, Byron Assistant Special Teams

Trgovac, Mike Defensive Line

Here are short bios for some of the staff that had were yet unknown:

Batiste: Joins the Raiders for his first NFL coaching season after spending the last four seasons playing in the CFL for the Edmonton Eskimos…Prior to joining the Eskimos, he spent five seasons as a player in the NFL (2007, 2009-12), making stops with the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins…Over his five-year career, Batiste saw action in 37 games and made 14 starts….Before making it to the NFL, Batiste played four years at Louisiana-Lafayette and earned second-team All-Sun Belt honors as a senior in 2003.

Coleman: Joins the Raiders for his first NFL coaching season…Played 14 NFL seasons from 1992-2005 with the Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos…Played in 207 games with 185 starts, totaling 478 tackles, 65.5 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and one interception…Served as pregame and postgame radio analyst for the Jaguars from 2009-14…In 2012, joined Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor and worked there for three years before becoming a partner at a financial planning firm, Matador Financial Planning.

Jeanpierre: Enters his first season with the Raiders after spending the 2017 season as an offensive assistant with the Seattle Seahawks...Spent six seasons as a center and guard with Seattle, originally joining the team in 2010 as an undrafted free agent…Played in 63 career games for the Seahawks and won Super Bowl XLVIII in 2013…Played collegiately at South Carolina.

Slate: Begins his first season with the Raiders, joining the team after 25 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Florida Marlins, New York Mets and Atlanta Braves…Was with the Braves organization from 2011-17, serving as the team’s director of strength and conditioning from 2012-17…Prior to joining Atlanta, was with the Mets from 2003-10 as the club’s strength and conditioning coordinator…Joined the expansion Marlins in 1992 as a strength and conditioning coordinator and spent 10 seasons with the club, helping them win the 1997 World Series…Spent six years at Florida State as an assistant strength and conditioning coach from 1987-92.

You can read more about the team’s strength and conditioning staff, including Kelsey Martinez, one of the first ever female NFL strength and conditioning coaches.