Raiders add two coaches

The Oakland Raiders have added Charles Coe as wide receivers coach and Adam Henry as offensive quality control assistant. Coe has spent the past four seasons as head coach at Alabama State University, leading the football team to a 29-18 record. Henry was most recently offensive coordinator and receivers coach at McNeese State University.

In 2004, Coe led Alabama State to a 10-2 record and the Southwest Athletic Conference Championship, the second in school history and the first since 1991. Alabama State led the SWAC in scoring and total offense in 2004, with nine players named either First or Second Team All-Conference.

Coe also led Alabama State to the SWAC Eastern Division title in 2003. Coe was a finalist for the 2004 Eddie Robinson Award— given annually to the top head coach in Division I-AA—in both 2003 and '04.

"Charlie is going to bring a wealth of experience to our staff," Raiders Head Coach Lane Kiffin said of Coe. "He has had success coaching Pro Bowl caliber players at the collegiate level but beyond that, his ability to communicate and foster sound relationships is what really led me to believe he was a perfect fit for the Raiders."

Coe began his college coaching career in 1976 at the University of Iowa. He also coached at the University of Cincinnati (1977-79), Ball State (1982), Louisville (1983-84), Missouri (1985-88) and Kansas State (1989).

From 1990-92, Coe coached receivers and running backs at the University of Tennessee under legendary coach Johnnie Majors. Coe followed Majors to the University of Pittsburgh in 1993, where he was the run offense coordinator. He moved on to the University of Memphis as running backs coach for three seasons before being promoted to assistant head coach and receivers coach in 2000.

In addition, Coe has served several NFL fellowships with the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets. He also was the offensive coordinator for the North squad in the 1994 Blue-Gray All-Star Game.

Henry, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, starred in both baseball and football at Kansas State, earning All- Big Eight Conference honors as a second baseman in 1971. He was drafted in the first round of the 1971 Major League Baseball Draft by the Detroit Tigers and spent two years in their system. Henry spent the past 10 seasons at McNeese State, where he coached B.J. Sams, the conference player of the year as a senior who is now with the Baltimore Ravens, and Jermaine Martin, the school's all-time leading receiver. One of his receivers has been named the team MVP each of the past five seasons.

"Adam made such a solid first impression with us when we met with him initially that we felt he was ready to take the next step in his career into the NFL," Kiffin said of Henry. "He will offer tremendous support to our entire offensive staff."

Henry served a coaching internship with the Cleveland Browns. The Beaumont, Texas native was an all- conference wide receiver at McNeese State and remains in the top 10 among all-time receivers in school history with 93 catches for 1,690 yards.

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