Raiders Coaching Staff
ASSISTANT SPECIAL TEAMS
9th SEASON IN NFL (3 AS A PLAYER)
2nd SEASON WITH RAIDERS
Byron Storer enters his sixth season as an NFL
coach and his second year as the assistant
special teams coach with the Silver and Black.
In his first season with the Raiders, Storer helped guide a special teams unit
that ranked fourth in the league with an 11.6 punt return average, a 26-place
improvement from 2017 (5.7 avg.). Storer saw WR/RS Dwayne Harris total 29
kick returns for 663 yards with 20 punt returns for 281 yards and one touchdown.
The Raiders saw multiple changes at kicker in 2018 before signing rookie
K Daniel Carlson prior to Week 8. Carlson connected on 16-of-17 field goals in
his 10 contests for the Silver and Black for a 94.1 field goal percentage, which
marked a new franchise record.
Storer coached with the Chargers from 2012-13, first serving as a special
teams assistant in 2012 before becoming the assistant linebackers coach in
2013. Storer saw the defense surrender 107.8 rushing yards per game in 2013.
In 2012, Storer helped the Chargers’ kickoff coverage rank third in the league
for opponents’ average drive starting position and field goal percentage (92.6).
Storer began his coaching career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he
spent two seasons (2010-11) as an assistant special teams coach in 2010. Storer
saw an immediate upgrade as Tampa Bay improved 15 spots in field goal percentage
with 82.1 percent in 2010 and finished second in 2011 with 92.9 percent.
PERSONAL: Native of Modesto, Calif. …Played three seasons (2007-09) as
a fullback while also appearing on special teams for Jon Gruden at Tampa Bay in
his first two years…Saw action in 16 games, including one postseason contest,
making six starts before sustaining a career-ending injury in 2008…Earned a
bachelor’s degree in mass communications…In 2014, left the Chargers to help
start a new branch of his family’s transportation business, Storer San Francisco…
From 2014-2017, advanced from Shop Assistant to General Manager, operating
commuter shuttle transportation for some of the largest tech companies in the
world…Storer and wife, Ashley, have two daughters, Bennie and Lulu.
SENIOR DEFENSIVE ASSISTANT
25th SEASON IN NFL
2nd SEASON WITH RAIDERS
Mike Trgovac enters his first season as senior
defensive assistant with the Raiders,
having spent one season as the Silver and
Black’s defensive line coach in 2018.
In 2018, Trgovac helped produce significant contributions from three rookie
starters on the defensive line, including DT Maurice Hurst. Hurst recorded a
team-leading four sacks, which ranked tied for 10th among NFL rookie defenders.
Prior to joining the Raiders, Trgovac spent nine seasons as the Green Bay
Packers defensive line coach from 2009-17. During his tenure, the Packers
ranked fifth in the NFL in sacks (365) and rushing touchdowns allowed (94).
Trgovac served as the defensive coordinator with Carolina for six seasons from
2003-08. In that time, he directed a defense that produced 10 Pro Bowl selections
and ranked in the NFL’s top 10 in both yards and points allowed three times.
Prior to his time in Carolina, Trgovac coached the defensive line for the
Washington Redskins for two seasons (2000-01).
In 1999, Trgovac’s first stint with the Packers, DE Keith McKenzie matched
his career high in sacks with eight.
Trgovac began his NFL coaching career as the defensive line coach of the
Philadelphia Eagles from 1995-98.
Trgovac’s collegiate coaching career spanned 11 seasons with five schools,
beginning with his alma mater, Michigan, as a graduate assistant in 1984.
After two seasons there, he spent three seasons at Ball State (1986-88), one
season at Navy (1989), two years at Colorado State (1990-91) and three years
at Notre Dame (1992-94).
PERSONAL: Native of Youngstown, Ohio…Played four seasons at Michigan
on the defensive line…A two-time all-conference honoree and a secondteam
All-American selection as a senior…Received his bachelor’s degree in
education…Played football and wrestled at Fitch High School in Austintown,
Ohio… Trgovac and wife, Angela, have a daughter, Jordan, and son, Michael.
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