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2016 Oakland Raiders Gameday 8

Coaching Staff STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING ASSISTANT 2nd season in NFL ■ 2nd season with Raiders Wes Miller enters his second season with the Raiders in 2016 as strength and conditioning assistant. Miller joined the club after working as a performance coach at EXOS, formerly Athletes’ Performance. A former college tight end, Miller has experience in training elite athletes and military personnel. Last year, Miller and the rest of the strength and conditioning staff implemented a new strength and conditioning program that assisted the team to a four-win improvement from the 2014 season. In his role, he assisted with the design and implementation of the strength program, as well as implementation of technology and reconditioning programs for the players. Miller also assisted with the maintenance of the team’s new performance center, which opened in 2015. WIDE RECEIVERS 15th season in NFL (12 as player) ■ 2nd season with Raiders RUNNING BACKS 17th season in NFL (9 as player) ■ 2nd season with Raiders 36 Gameday MAGAZINE Miller entered the NFL coaching ranks after working with the military at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, where he assisted in training military personnel. Prior to working with the military, Miller spent four years with EXOS, a leader in integrated performance training, nutrition and physical therapy for elite and professional athletes. Beginning as an intern at EXOS in 2011, Miller was hired as a performance coach and helped develop and implement performance training programs for professional, amateur and youth athletes in a wide array of sports. While working with EXOS, Miller worked alongside current Raiders head strength and conditioning coach Joe Gomes, formerly the director of EXOS, and fellow Raiders strength assistants Darryl Eto and Kevin Kijowski. WES MILLER Rob Moore enters his second season with the Silver and Black as wide receivers coach. Moore originally broke into the NFL ranks as a coach with the Buffalo Bills in 2014 after a 12-year NFL career as a wide receiver. In his first season in Oakland, Moore was charged with overseeing the development of rookie WR Amari Cooper, the team’s first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. Moore helped Cooper set franchise-rookie records for receptions (72), receiving yards (1,070) and 100-yard games (five). His reception total stands as the most by an NFL wide receiver 21 years old or younger. Cooper eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in just 14 games, becoming the first Raiders rookie and the first Raider since 2005 to reach that milestone. Moore also helped free agent WR Michael Crabtree thrive in his first season with Oakland by leading the team with 85 receptions and nine touchdowns for 922 yards. Crabtree caught at least four passes in each of the team’s first 15 games of the season, notched three 100-yard outings and tied career highs with his reception and touchdown totals. Under Moore’s tutelage in 2015, a total of four different Raiders totaled at least four receiving touchdowns, and five scores were accounted for by undrafted first-year player WR Seth Roberts. After coaching five seasons at the collegiate level, Moore joined the Buffalo Bills in 2014 to help mentor a youthful wide receiving corps. Moore helped rookie WR Sammy Watkins, the team’s fourth-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, total 65 receptions for 982 yards and six touchdowns, setting the franchise-rookie records for receptions and yards. Under Moore’s guidance, second-year WR Robert Woods set new personal bests with 65 catches for 699 yards and five touchdowns. Another young wide receiver, Chris Hogan, also set career highs with 41 receptions, 426 yards and four touchdowns. As wide receivers coach at Syracuse, Moore helped the Orange to three bowl victories in four years from 2010-13. Under his tutelage, WR Alec Lemon finished his career ranked first in the Orange record books for all-time receptions (201) and second in all-time receiving yards (1,780). Prior to his coaching stint at Syracuse, Moore was the wide receivers coach for Phoenix (Ariz.) Junior College in 2009. He also spent time working as a consultant for Protect Management and Athlete’s Performance, training athletes for the NFL draft where he oversaw future draft picks including New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem, Cleveland Browns WR Dwayne Bowe, San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis, Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate and Jacksonville Jaguars WR Arrelious Benn. Moore got his start in coaching at Montclair (N.J.) High School from 2002-03, working with wide receivers. ROB MORE Bernie Parmalee enters his second season with the Oakland Raiders as running backs coach. He joined the Raiders in 2015 after spending one season with Kansas as quality control - offense/ assistant running backs. During his first year in Oakland, Parmalee produced two Pro Bowlers out of the backfield in RB Latavius Murray and FB Marcel Reece. Parmalee guided Murray during his first season as the team’s primary rusher, as he recorded 1,066 rushing yards on 266 carries with six touchdowns, all career highs. Under Parmalee’s direction, Murray finished second in the AFC and sixth in the NFL while becoming the first Raider to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards since 2010. The third-year player also set career bests with 232 receiving yards and 41 catches, third most on the team. Parmalee also helped FB/RB Jamize Olawale emerge as an offensive weapon in 2015, setting career highs with 24 rushing attempts for 110 yards with one touchdown and nine receptions for 84 yards. Parmalee served as the tight ends coach for three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2010- 12. In his first season with Kansas City, he was instrumental in the development of TE Tony Moeaki, who caught 47 passes, the top mark by a rookie tight end in Chiefs history. Under his direction, Moeaki also finished with 556 receiving yards, trailing only TE Walter White (559) for the best total by a rookie tight end in club annals. In 2012, Moaeki finished second on the team with 453 receiving yards, behind only WR Dwayne Bowe. Prior to joining the Chiefs, Parmalee spent five seasons with Notre Dame, serving as the tight ends coach during his final three seasons. He tutored tight ends and assisted with special teams during his first two seasons. During his tenure with the Fighting Irish, Parmalee was instrumental in the development of three of the top tight ends in school history. Notre Dame was the only school to have two tight ends selected in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft from 2006-09. A second-round selection (38th overall) of Seattle in 2008, TE John Carlson registered 100 catches for 1,093 yards at Notre Dame. TE Anthony Fasano caught 92 passes for 1,102 yards for the Fighting Irish before being selected by Dallas in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. TE Kyle Rudolph started all 13 contests as a freshman in 2008, becoming the first Notre Dame tight end to start every game as a freshman. He had 29 receptions, the most by a freshman in Notre Dame history, and was selected to the All- Freshman team by The Sporting News. Parmalee spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Miami Dolphins before joining Notre Dame. During his coaching tenure with the Dolphins, he served as the tight ends coach (2004), assistant special teams/offensive assistant (running backs, 2003) and assistant special teams coach (2002). Parmalee tutored a position group in 2004 that was led by TE Randy McMichael, who caught a team-high 73 passes for 791 yards with four touchdowns. BERNIE PARMALEE


2016 Oakland Raiders Gameday 8
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