The Raiders interim coach has been named, but many fans might be wondering who RIch Bisaccia is now that he’s replacing Jon Gruden.
The Las Vegas Raiders probably expected to spend the next few months thinking about a playoff run. Instead, they’ll have to figure out who they want as their next head coach.
For now, Las Vegas will have to be steered by an interim coach after Jon Gruden resigned from his post over a string of controversial emails were unveiled.
Who is the Raiders interim head coach?
The Raiders will be turning to Rich Bisaccia to take over for Gruden for the remainder of the season. He’s not a name many NFL fans are familiar with, but chances are he’s been on the coaching staff of your favorite team at some point in his career.
Rich Bisaccia was the Raiders special teams coach
Bisaccia joined the Raiders in 2018. Before that, he’d been the assistant head coach and special teams coordinator for the Cowboys from 2013 to 2017. He spent 2011 and 2012 running special teams for the Chargers after eight years with the Buccaneers.
The special teams maestro got his start as a college coach in the 1990s.
Who are the Raiders assistant coaches still on the staff?
Las Vegas had other options to name as an interim.
The coaching staff includes offensive coordinator Greg Olson, offensive line coach Tom Cable, wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett, running backs coach Tim Berbenich and tight ends coach Austin King. Cameron Clemmons, Nick Holz, Taver Johnson and John Morton serve as assistants.
The defensive staff is made up of defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, defensive line coach Rod Marinelli, linebackers coach Richard Smith and defensive backs coach Ron Milus. Assistants include Travis Smith, Addison Lynch and Ryan Milus.
Who will be the Raiders new coach?
That’s yet to be seen. Bisaccia is actually a very strong candidate given how long he’s been around the NFL and the type of success he’s had. Bisaccia is a well-known name in NFL coaching circles, and stepping up to lead a potential playoff team is the type of opportunity that could turn this into a full-time gig for him.
Las Vegas will likely have a wide search for a new coach in the offseason, however. The hiring of Gruden was meant to usher in a return to the glory days, and there’s going to be a lot riding on whether or not Mark Davis can stick the landing with a second attempt.