With the season in full swing, and the Raiders set to prepare for their week six trip to Denver, there was no time to waste in terms of finding an interim head coach to replace Jon Gruden, who resigned Monday following the leaking of several offensive emails he had sent during his time as a Monday Night Football analyst.
There were a few potential candidates on staff, some of whom have previous head coaching experience. But the Raiders went with the natural choice, officially naming Assistant Head Coach and Special Teams Coordinator Rich Bisaccia as the team’s interim head coach for the remainder of the 2021 season.
Bisaccia has coached special teams in the NFL for 20 years. He gets his first shot at head coaching duties after spending the past four years with the Raiders. Previous stops include the Dallas Cowboys (2013-17), San Diego Chargers (2011-12), and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-10).
Bisaccia will address the media for the first time as head coach of the Raiders following practice on Wednesday.