John Rauch, who died in 2008 at 80 years old, was the head coach for the Raiders for just three seasons, from 1966-68.
However, in those three years, he led the Raiders to an overall record of 33-8-1 and an appearance in Super Bowl II. The Raiders lost that Super Bowl by the score of 33-14 to Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers. Rauch was only 38 years old when he coached in that game.
He took over for Al Davis when he left the team to be the AFL commissioner. Darlye Lamonica joined the Raiders in 1967 and with Rauch, a former quarterback, as the coach, the Raiders wrote a chapter in their deep-ball history.
Under Rauch's coaching, Lamonica was nicknamed "The Mad Bomber" and led the Raiders' vertical passing game to being one of the highest scoring offenses in football at the time.
Of course, there is the dark side of Rauch's story with the Raiders. Rauch left the team after he grew tired of working with Davis, a hands-on owner. Rauch then moved on to coach the Buffalo Bills for the next two years.
While Roach was in charge in Oakland, he hired two coaches who would land in the Hall of Fame—Jon Madden and Bill Walsh.
Rauch's time with the Raiders was short, but he did enough to earn a spot in the top five.