New Las Vegas Raiders full-time coach Antonio Pierce made his first outside hire in new safeties coach Gerald Alexander Let’s get to know him:
Alexander was the assistant defensive backs coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2022-23 on a unit that featured safety Minkah Fitzpatrick and rookie cornerback Joey Porter Jr.
He began at Arkansas State in 2013. He then went to Washington, Indiana State, Montana State and Cal. He moved onto the NFL and became the secondary coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2020-21.
Now, Alexander takes over as the position coach of the Raiders’ safeties and will try to help starters Tre’von Moehrig and Marcus Epps, who both had good seasons to 2023, take the next step. It looks like Ricky Manning is joining Alexander in Las Vegas.
EXCLUSIVE: Fresno's Ricky Manning Jr. (Edison HS) is the new Defensive Backs Coach for the #Raiders . Deal completed today. "They wouldn't let me leave the building." Las Vegas adds to its already strong defensive coaching staff. Manning was with the Jets the past two seasons. pic.twitter.com/MTF2CsXU7e— George Takata (@georgetakata) January 25, 2024