The first coaching move for the Raiders this offseason has happened. Assistant Defensive Line coach Marco Coleman has taken the Defensive Line coach job at his alma mater Georgia Tech.
Just talked to a good source at #GaTech who confirmed that former Jacket Marco Coleman is coming back as the new DL coach.— Kelly Quinlan (@Kelly_Quinlan) January 12, 2019
Coleman was first round pick (12 overall) by the Dolphins in 1992 out of Georgis Tech. He played 14 seasons in the NFL, retiring after the 2005 season.
In 2017, Coleman attended the Diversity in Coaching Fellowship with the Philadelphia Eagles before taking a job as Defensive Coordinator at Mandarin High School in Jacksonville Florida.
He was brought onto Jon Gruden’s staff as Assistant Defensive Line coach under Mike Trgovac. It was Coleman’s first season as a coach at either the NFL or college level.
Though no official word has come out from either Georgia Tech or the Raiders, Coleman is no longer listed among the coaches on the Raiders official website, so a search for a replacement begins immediately.
The only other coaching move that has been made by the Raiders of late was the firing of Tom Shaw as Strength and Conditioning coach who was let go back on December 23.