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2015 Oakland Raiders GameDay B

Coaching Staff ASSISTANT STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING 1st season in NFL ■ 1st season with Raiders Darryl Eto joins the Raiders as assistant strength and conditioning coach following five seasons as the director of strength and conditioning with the NBA’s Houston Rockets. Recognized as an expert in the field of plyometrics, conditioning and speed training, Eto brings nearly 30 years of experience to the Silver and Black. During his time with the Rockets, Eto oversaw all player training and physical performance development. He refined his practice in applied anatomy, exercise physiology and biomechanics over the course of 25 years before joining the Rockets. Prior to working in Houston, Eto spent nearly nine years as the senior performance DEFENSIVE LINE 10th season in NFL (1 as a player) ■ 1st season with Raiders HEAD STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING 1st season in NFL ■ 1st season with Raiders 30 Gameday MAGAZINE specialist at EXOS, formerly Athletes’ Performance in Phoenix, Ariz. While working with the private training company, Eto developed and implemented performance training programs for professional, amateur and youth athletes in a wide array of sports. Before joining Athletes’ Performance, Eto served as the assistant director of research development and program design at International Performance Institute in Bradenton, Fla. From 1991-97, he was the head assistant strength and conditioning coach at Arizona. Eto began his career in 1986 as the strength and conditioning coach/physical therapy aide at Ather Sports Injury Clinic in Castro Valley, Calif. Darryl Eto Jethro Franklin enters his first season with the Oakland Raiders as defensive line coach following four seasons at Miami (Fla.). Franklin brings 25 years of experience coaching defensive line at both the NFL and collegiate levels. In 2014, Franklin’s unit helped the Hurricanes move from 89th in FBS total defense the previous season to 14th (329.6 yards per game), and 36th in scoring defense (24.3 points per game). The defensive line also improved significantly against the run, reducing its 176.5 rushing yards allowed per game (77th) in 2013, to a 30thranked 137.1 yards per game in 2014. Franklin’s line helped the Hurricanes to a No. 9 national ranking in red zone defense, 14th in total defense and 21st in scoring defense, holding opponents to an average of 20.1 points per game in his first season. Senior LB Marcus Robinson and freshman DL Anthony Chickillo combined for 10 sacks for a loss of 47 yards. Franklin also helped the development of 2012 third-round draft pick DE Olivier Vernon as he totaled 81 tackles (51 solo) and nine sacks in his collegiate career. Prior to Miami, Franklin spent 2010 at Temple where he tutored standout DE Muhammad Wilkerson, who was taken in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. In his only season at Temple, Franklin’s line helped lead the Owls to an 8-4 record, including 5-3 in MAC games. Under his direction, both Wilkerson and DL Elisha Joseph garnered All-MAC first team honors. Franklin coached the defensive line at USC from 2009, helping the Trojans to a victory in the Emerald Bowl. Before his second coaching stint at USC, Franklin spent three seasons coaching defensive line units in the NFL. He spent the 2007-08 seasons with the Houston Texans where DE Mario Williams set the Texans single-season sack record and made the 2008 Pro Bowl. Franklin spent the 2006 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Franklin first coached the defensive line at USC in 2005-06. In 2005, DEs Lawrence Jackson (first round, Seattle) and Frostee Rucker were All-Pac-10 first-teamers, while DT Sedrick Ellis (first round, New Orleans), Rucker (third round, Cincinnati) and DT LaJuan Ramsay (sixth round, Philadelphia) were NFL draft picks. During Franklin’s tenure, USC played in the 2006 Rose Bowl (BCS Championship Game). He went to USC after spending five seasons (2000-04) coaching the defensive line for the Green Bay Packers and tutoring DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, a Green Bay Packer Hall of Famer and the franchise’s all-time sacks leader. Under Franklin’s tutelage, Gbaja-Biamila led the NFC in sacks (2004), was named to a Pro Bowl (2003) and received the Ed Block Courage Award (2002). The defense set various Packers’ game, season and all-time sack records during his tenure. Franklin served as the defensive line coach for UCLA in 1999-2000 before joining the NFL coaching ranks. Franklin began his coaching career at his alma mater, Fresno State, where he was in charge of the defensive line for eight seasons (1991-98). The Bulldogs played in three bowls while he was there, the 1991 California Bowl, 1992 Freedom Bowl and 1993 Aloha Bowl. While at Fresno State, he had a pair of NFL coaching fellowships, working with the Buffalo Bills in the summer of 1994 and the Cleveland Browns in the summer of 1995. Jethro FRANKLIN Joe Gomes, who brings over a decade of athlete training experience, enters his first season in his current role. He joins the Raiders after spending the previous nine years at EXOS (formerly Athlete’s Performance). Gomes joined EXOS in 2006 to manage and develop their programs. His primary focus was on developing programs to share EXOS’ innovative and progressive methodology with industry professionals and organizations worldwide. Additionally, Gomes developed EXOS’ methodology and integrated both research and performance technology into its systems. During his tenure at EXOS, he ran the industry-leading preparation program for the annual NFL Scouting Combine each February from 2007-10. Over those four years, Gomes trained 35 first-round draft picks, 13 top-10 selections and four first-overall picks. Among them are T Jake Long, QB Matt Ryan, CB Aqib Talib, WR Demaryius Thomas, QB Matthew Stafford, CB Vontae Davis, LB Brian Orakpo, S Patrick Chung, DT Gerald McCoy and RB Jonathan Stewart. Gomes worked as a consultant in high-performance solutions for professional sports and elite organizations, also serving as a senior advisor for the United States Army Special Operations Command for five years. He provides strategies to identify and reduce injury potential as well as increasing and maintaining optimum performance levels in elite competitive environments. Gomes has actively consulted with high performance organizations and agencies from a number of different backgrounds, including United States Military Special Operations, United States Secret Service and numerous professional soccer and rugby teams. Joe Gomes


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