Special Teams Coordinator
When games get tough and nerve-wracking, up steps Coach Rich Bisaccia and his Special Teams squad. Especially during the last few seconds of a half or at the end of the game, Rich and his squad come through. Rich has been helping football teams win games for the past 36 years.
Growing up in Yonkers, N.Y, moving to Connecticut after graduating from High School. Rich went to college in South Dakota. Surprisingly, Rich Bisaccia was a defensive back for the next 4 years, eventually becoming the team’s captain. After graduating, Rich signed as a free agent to the USFL with the Philadelphia Stars in 1983.
When the USFL fizzled, Coach Rich Bisaccia was born when he began coaching for Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Coach Rich gained experience coaching all aspects of the game for various big-name universities throughout the years.
At the turn of the millennium, Rich’s superior abilities for training athletes were recognized by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay won Super Bowl XXXVII during his first season as their Special Teams coach.
That Super Bowl was known as the Pirate Bowl because they played the Raiders. I’m not going to say who won, but Coach Gruden started coaching for the Buccaneers the next season after losing his job. Gruden and Bisaccia coached together for the next seven years.
After the Buccaneers, Bisaccia coached Special Teams for 2 years with the Chargers and 5 with the Cowboys. However, when Coach Gruden came back to coach for the Raiders, Bisaccia was contacted. The Cowboys released him from his contract, making Coach Rich Bisaccia Assistant Head Coach and ST Coordinator for the Las Vegas Raiders.
Did You Know?
Rich Bisaccia – Grandpa
Possibly Rich Bisaccia enjoys his role as grandpa to 5 grandkids his favorite job. With 3 grown daughters, Rich and his wife Jeanne may have a few more.