Rich Bisaccia named Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach following Jon Gruden resignation

Written by Doug Rush

Rich Bisaccia named Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach following Jon Gruden resignation

The end of the Jon Gruden era for the Las Vegas Raiders came a lot sooner than expected, as the reports came down that he announced his resignation on Monday night following the e-mails that surfaced.

With Gruden gone, the season for the Las Vegas Raiders will still continue, and they will need a head coach.

Rich Bisaccia, the Raiders special teams coordinator and assistant head coach, has been named the Raiders interim head coach.

The 61-year-old Bisaccia has been part of Gruden’s staff since Gruden was hired back before the 2018 season. Before he reunited with Gruden, he had been Jason Garrett’s special teams coordinator and assistant head coach with the Dallas Cowboys.

Bisaccia was part of Gruden’s staff on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as he was their specials teams coordinator from 2002-2007 and again from 2008-2010.

This is the first time that Bisaccia gets to be a head coach, albeit it being on the interim side, as now the Raiders have time to figure out their coaching situation.

The Raiders made a massive investment to Gruden, as they had signed him to a 10-year, $100 million deal before the 2018 season, but seeing as how this has ended, it turns out to be one of the massive busts in NFL coaching history.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.