Save a few minor spots, the Raiders coaching staff was fleshed out and well known.
Coordinators and every position coach have been reported or announced by the teams.
Then, in a minor Monday evening release that completed head coach Jack Del Rio’s group, a big name popped up. It’s one you know exceptionally well.
Former Raider and Hall-of-Fame defensive back Rod Woodson has been hired as the team’s assistant secondary coach. He will work under former All-Pro safety Marcus Robertson, who held that position a year ago.
This won’t be Woodson’s first go-round as a Raiders coach. He coached the Raiders cornerbacks in 2011, but was not retained when Dennis Allen was hired the following year.
Woodson played 17 professional seasons, starting at cornerback before a switch to safety. That’s what he played in silver and black, totaling 10 interceptions in 26 starts during the 2002-03 seasons.
The Raiders hired Tim Holt to assist Mike Tice with the offensive line. They also replaced the strength and conditioning staff. That group is now led by Joe Gomes, who previously led a private training firm.
Here’s a complete list of coaches hired by the Raiders this offseason, and the man they replaced:
HEAD COACH: Jack Del Rio (Replaced: Dennis Allen, Tony Sparano)
Offensive coordinator: Bill Musgrave (Replaced: Greg Olson)
Quarterbacks coach: Todd Downing (Replaced: John DeFilippo)
Offensive line coach: Mike Tice (Replaced: Tony Sparano)
Assistant offensive line coach:Tim Holt (Replaced: new position)
Running backs coach: Bernie Parmalee (Replaced: Kelly Skipper)
Receivers coach: Rob Moore (Replaced: Ted Gilmore)
Tight ends coach: Bobby Johnson (Replaced: Mark Hutson)
Senior offensive assistant: Jake Peetz (Replaced: Al Saunders)
Quality control: Nick Holz (Replaced: Justin Griffith)
Defensive coordinator: Ken Norton Jr. (Replaced: Jason Tarver)
Defensive line coach: Jethro Franklin (Replaced: Terrell Williams)
Linebackers coach: Sal Sunseri (Replaced: Bob Sanders)
Assistant linebackers coach:Brent Viselmeyer (Replaced: new position)
Defensive backs coach: Marcus Robertson (Replaced: Joe Woods)
Assistant defensive backs coach: Rod Woodson (Replaced: Marcus Robertson)
Defensive assistant: Sam Anno (Replaced: Travis Smith)
Quality control: Travis Smith (Replaced: Eric Sanders)
Special teams coordinator: Brad Seely (Replaced: Bobby April)
Assistant special teams coach: Tracy Smith (Replaced: Chris Boniol)
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
Head strength and conditioning coach: Joe Gomes (Replaced: John Grieco)
Assistant strength and conditioning coach: Darryl Eto (Replaced: Vernon Stephens)
Strength and conditioning assistant: Kevin Kijowski
Strength and conditioning assistant: Wesley Miller