as the defensive quality control/defensive backs coach in 2009 and then as the assistant defensive
backs coach from 2010-12. The Jets finished in the top 10 every year with O’Neil on staff in
opponent passing yards per game, ranking first in 2009 (153.7), sixth in 2010 (200.6), fifth in
2011 (201.0) and second in 2012 (189.8). O’Neil worked with CB Darrelle Revis in New York,
earning three All-Pro selections (2009-11) while being named to the Pro Bowl three times. He also
helped CB Antonio Cromartie and S LaRon Landry earned Pro Bowl honors in 2013.
Over those four years in New York, the Jets defense combined to rank first in the NFL in opponent
passer rating (71.0) completion percentage (52.6) and passing yards per game (186.3). The Jets
defense yielded the second-fewest yards per game (294.8) from 2009-12.
Before his time in the NFL, O’Neil spent eight years as a coach at the collegiate level. He was
at Eastern Michigan as a safeties coach/recruiting coordinator from 2006-08. He also had stints at
Director of Football Research
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Tom Shaw, who brings over 13 years of experience training elite NFL athletes, joins the Silver
and Black to embark upon his first season as the team’s strength and conditioning coordinator.
He joins the club having spent the last 25-plus years specializing in high performance training.
Shaw, who founded Tom Shaw Performance in 1988 and is located at ESPN’s Wide World of
Sports in Orlando, Fla., has played an integral role in the development of elite athletes both at the
professional and collegiate level by adhering to his own philosophy: speed, agility and quickness.
Embodied within his philosophy is his belief that athletes must train to enhance their performance
within their individual position groups. Under Shaw, wide receivers’ workouts are designed to
improve their performance as a wide receiver, where an offensive lineman would be trained to
increase their skill set in the trenches. Having all his athletes move well and efficiently in every
direction is important, but Shaw’s focus is to make the athlete better within their respective position.
As a renowned speed and conditioning coach, Shaw is widely viewed by numerous coaches and
training experts around the NFL as a pioneer in pre-draft training programs – tailoring and delivering
a personalized approach specific to each attendee that is second-to-none. His position specific
strength and speed program stems from his mentor and Dallas Cowboys strength and conditioning
coordinator, Mike Woicik, whom which he spent nine years learning from during his time with the
New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots.
Over his 25-year career specializing in speed training, including spending the last five paired
together with Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden on the well-established Gruden’s QB Camp series,
Shaw has overseen the development of 153 first-round draft picks, including current Raiders LB
Bruce Irvin and DE Khalil Mack. Notable trainees of Shaw include WR Kelvin Benjamin, QB Tom
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Towson in 2005 as the defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach. Served as a graduate assistant
with Northwestern from 2003-04 while also working with the defensive backs. Additionally, he was
with Penn in 2002 as an assistant offensive line coach and served at SUNY-Albany in 2001 as an
assistant offensive line/tight ends coach.
PERSONAL: A native of Doylestown, Pa. …A three-year starter as a defensive lineman at Towson…
Earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Towson…Earned a master of arts degree in
liberal arts from Northwestern and a master of science degree in education from SUNY-Albany…
Attended Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown, Penn., helping the team earn three
consecutive Suburban One League National Conference championships…He and his wife, Stacy,
has two sons, Danny and Kellan, and a daughter, Riley.
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Dave Razzano brings over 28 years of scouting experience as he enters his first season with the
Silver and Black. He spent the last six seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.
While with the Colts, Razzano served in the Colts scouting department as an area scout
with a focus on the Western United States. Razzano was utilized for special assignments and
projects in both pro and college scouting with in Indianapolis.
Razzano’s career includes stints with the San Francisco 49ers (1988-1992), St. Louis Rams
(1992-2006) and Arizona Cardinals (2006-09). He assisted in building teams that have won three
Super Bowls and five NFC Championships. He worked closely with several renowned coaches,
including Bill Walsh, George Seifert, Chuck Knox, Dick Vermeil and Dennis Green. He also worked
with current Raiders head coach Jon Gruden with the 49ers in 1990.
PERSONAL: Attended Cal State - East Bay where he graduated in 1987…His father, Tony, was a
longtime head scout for the 49ers…He and his wife, Thu, have four children, Matt, Jay, Lily and Guy.
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Jemal Singleton enters his first season with the Oakland Raiders as running backs coach. He
begins his third season in the NFL, having spent his first two years among the NFL coaching
ranks with the Indianapolis Colts.
Prior to joining the Colts, Singleton served one season with Arkansas as special teams coordinator/
running backs coach (2015), four seasons with Oklahoma state as running back coach, and nine
years with his alma mater (2000, 2003-10), Air Force Academy, in a variety of roles.
In his two seasons with Indianapolis, Singleton helped Frank Gore amass 1,986 rushing yards,
the ninth-most in the NFL during that span. Gore came just shy of 1,000 yards in 2017, finishing
12th in the NFL with 961 yards on the ground. In 2016, he guided Gore to his ninth 1,000-yard
season, becoming the first Colts rusher to eclipse 1,000 yards since RB Joseph Addai in 2007, and
also becoming the first running back age 33-or-older to rush for at least 1,000 yards since John
Riggins in 1984 (fourth player overall).
He spent the 2015 season as the special teams coordinator/running backs coach for the
Arkansas Razorbacks, helping now-Ravens RB Alex Collins to a breakout year, as he finished with
1,577 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns on just 271 touches (5.8 avg.). Collins set career highs in
every major rushing category as a running back and was named a semifinalist for the Doak Walker
Award, given annually to the nation’s best running back. Additionally, Singleton helped Collins earn
second-team All-SEC honors and was eventually selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round
(171st overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Prior to his stint with Arkansas, Singleton served as Oklahoma State’s running backs coach for four
seasons (2011-14). In his final season, Cowboys running backs did not commit a single turnover with
over 500 combined touches. He coached his running backs to 35 scores on the ground in 2013, the
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Brady, RB Derrick Henry, OL Maurkice and Mike Pouncey, QB Dak Prescott, CB Ike Taylor and more.
Additionally, Shaw has trained a total of 10 No. 1 overall draft picks, 12 Super Bowl MVPs and has
coached a remarkable seven of the 10 fastest 40-yard dash times recorded in NFL Combine history.
In 2001, he was hired on as a strength and conditioning assistant with the New England Patriots,
where he worked closely with the team during the club’s extensive offseason program leading up to
the regular season. Through Shaw’s philosophy, the Patriots captured their first Super Bowl title in
franchise history and went on to win three total championships in the early 2000’s during Shaw’s
six-year stay with the club.
Prior to his championship run with the Patriots, Shaw entered the NFL with the Saints in 1994
working as a strength and conditioning assistant for the club and first introduced his personalized
and methodical approach to speed and strength training.
Before his stint with the Saints, he spent nine-and-a-half years jumpstarting his coaching career
with Florida State, with his inaugural year with the school coming in 1986. He began as an assistant
track coach and a speed and conditioning coach trained athletes such as now-Hall of Famers LB
Derrick Brooks and T Walter Jones, current Raiders wide receiver coach Edgar Bennet and current
college scout and former Raiders RB Zack Crockett.
PERSONAL: Native of New Port Richey, Fla. …Received both his bachelor’s degree in education
and master’s degree in exercise physiology from Central Michigan University, where he also excelled
as a track and field star for the Chippewas…Served as the assistant football coach at Hudson High
for four seasons…Attended New Port Richey (Fla.) Gulf High, where he set track and field records as
a sprinter in the 100- and 200-yard dash and on the runway in the long jump.
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1st season with Raiders