Raiders Coaching Staff
SENIOR OFFENSIVE ASSISTANT
17th SEASON IN NFL
9th SEASON WITH RAIDERS
John Morton returns to Oakland for his second
stint as a Raider, while entering his ninth
overall season with the Silver and Black and
bringing 16 years of NFL experience to the post.
During his coaching run, Morton has coached with Jon Gruden, Bill Callahan,
Norv Turner, Jim Harbaugh, Sean Payton, Pete Carroll and Lane Kiffin, who have
combined for over 500 victories in addition to six Super Bowl appearances.
In 2017, Morton served as offensive coordinator of the New York Jets.
Morton guided QB Josh McCown to a career-best 67.4 percent of his passes,
which ranked fourth in the NFL and third in franchise history.
Morton spent two seasons in his return to the New Orleans Saints as the
club’s wide receivers coach, having previously served as an offensive assistant/
passing game coach with the club in 2006. From 2015-16, Saints receivers
led the league with a combined 507 receptions and 6,682 yards.
From 2011-14, Morton served as the wide receivers coach of the 49ers,
producing a 1,000-yard receiver in three of the four seasons with the club.
Morton worked four seasons (2007-10) at USC, spending the last two
seasons as the school’s offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach after
beginning as a passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach. He entered the
collegiate ranks as a passing game/wide receivers coach in 2005 at San Diego.
With the Silver and Black from 1997-2004, Morton worked in a variety of
roles and helped the Raiders earn three consecutive divisional crowns from
2000-02, including a Super Bowl XXXVII appearance in 2002.
PERSONAL: Native of Rochester Hills, Mich. …Spent time as a member of the
Oakland Raiders’ practice squad (1993-94) and the Green Bay Packers (1993)…
Played two seasons (1995-96) for the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts and the World
League’s Frankfurt Galaxy (1997)…Played two years (1991-92) as a wide receiver
for Western Michigan…Earned a degree in general studies from Western Michigan…
He and his wife, Shannon, have two daughters, Tierney Rose and Sage Marie.
HEAD STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
15th SEASON IN NFL
7th SEASON WITH RAIDERS
A.J. Neibel, who brings 14 years of NFL
experience in the sports performance and
strength and conditioning realm, returns to the
Raiders to embark upon his first season as head strength and conditioning coach.
Neibel, who previously spent six seasons with the Silver and Black (2003-
08), returns to Oakland after spending the last two seasons (2017-18) with the
Jacksonville Jaguars as the club’s athletic performance specialist/physical therapy
assistant. In his role with the Jaguars, Neibel assisted both the medical and strength
and conditioning staff transition players from injury back into participation, while
helping manage performance data for the team’s coaching staff.
Prior to his stint with the Jaguars, Neibel spent six years (2011-16) with
the Atlanta Falcons in a variety of roles. Over his five years with the club, the
Falcons earned 21 total Pro Bowl selections under Neibel’s direction.
In 2016, Neibel was tabbed as the club’s athletic performance manager after
serving as the team’s head strength and conditioning coach during the previous
three seasons (2013-15). In his first two seasons (2011-12) with the Falcons,
Neibel was on staff as strength and conditioning assistant. Before joining the club,
Neibel spent time working for the Atlanta Falcons’ Therapy Center in Snellville, Ga.
Prior to Atlanta, Neibel also worked in the Bay Area with the San Francisco
Giants and their affiliate, the San Jose Giants, as a strength and conditioning
consultant from 2009-10. While in his first tour with the Raiders, Neibel
helped train athletes as a strength and conditioning/sports medicine associate.
Neibel’s notable qualifications include being USA weightlifting certified,
level one, Olympic lifting coach, a certified strength and conditioning specialist
with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and certified in
Russian Kettle bell training.
PERSONAL: Native of Cupertino, Calif. …Earned a degree in sports
psychology from Long Beach State in 1996…Earned a second degree in
physical therapy from Cerritos College in 1998.
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