The Raiders have made another coaching staff decision, and have announced that Steve Hoffman will run special teams. Per the Raiders' official Twitter account:
The Raiders have named Steve Hoffman special teams coordinator. Hoffman has served as an assistant coach at the NFL level for 22 seasons.— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) February 3, 2012
Hoffman takes the place of Steve Fassell, who left to join the St. Louis Rams staff this offseason. According to Brian McIntyre of Mac's Football Blog, Hoffman is a 22-year coaching veteran that spent 16 seasons (1989-2004) with the Dallas Cowboys before coaching with Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins. He spent the last three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, but was replaced on their staff by Tom McMahon following the 2011 season.
Hoffman joins a Raiders staff that now includes newly hired offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, offensive line coach Frank Pollack, offensive quality control coach Justin Griffith, strength and conditioning coach Al Miller and assistant strength and conditioning coach John Grieco. The Raiders also retained running backs coach Kelly Skipper and assistant offensive line coach Steve Wisniewski.
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