John Rauch

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
12 75-86-7 46.73% 2-2 50.00%

Coaching Tree


Al Davis


John Madden, Ray Malavasi, Bill Walsh


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Career Summary

John Rauch was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1963 to 1976, finishing his career as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Over his twelve years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 75-86-7. During his career he was a head coach for five seasons, first with the Oakland Raiders. He led the Raiders for three seasons, compiling a record of 33-8-1. His next head coaching stint was with the Buffalo Bills from 1969 to 1970, as he led the team to a 7-20-1 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 40-28-2 across five seasons including going 2-2-0 in the playoffs.

Career Awards

As the head coach of the Oakland Raiders he coached one player to an award-winning season: Daryle Lamonica, AP AFL Player of the Year in 1967. As the head coach of the Buffalo Bills he coached one player to an award-winning season: Dennis Shaw, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1970.

John Rauch Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Rauch served as an assistant coach for Al Davis, Jerry Williams, Ed Khayat, Marion Campbell, and John McKay. Three of these years were spent on Davis' coaching staff. During his time as head coach, three assistant coaches, (Bill Walsh, John Madden, and Ray Malavasi) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 235-124-8 in the regular season and 22-14 in the playoffs during their twenty-five seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has combined for four championships, most recently in 1988 by the San Francisco 49ers, led by Bill Walsh.

Personal Information

Rauch was born on Saturday, August 20, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at the age of 80.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 0-14-0 0-0
1975 Atlanta Falcons Offensive Backfield Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1972 Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks Coach 2-11-1 0-0
1971 Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks Coach 6-7-1 0-0
1970 Buffalo Bills Head Coach 3-10-1 0-0
1969 Buffalo Bills Head Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1968 Oakland Raiders Head Coach 12-2-0 1-1
1967 Oakland Raiders Head Coach 13-1-0 1-1
1966 Oakland Raiders Head Coach 8-5-1 0-0
1965 Oakland Raiders Offensive Backfield Coach 8-5-1 0-0
1964 Oakland Raiders Offensive Backfield Coach 5-7-2 0-0
1963 Oakland Raiders Offensive Backfield Coach 10-4-0 0-0

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