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Al Davis currently serves as the president of A.D. Football, Inc

At the age of 33, Al Davis became the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders in 1963.He was the youngest person in the history of professional football to hold such a position. Davis took the team from a previous 9-33 record in three years to a 10-4 record that year, unanimously naming him the American Football League Coach of the Year.

In April 1966, he was named the American Football League Commissioner. Under his control, the Raiders became one of the most successful teams in professional football. From 1967 to 1985 the team won 13 division championships, one AFL championship (1967), three Super Bowls (XI, XV, & XVIII) and made 15 playoff appearances. Davis was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992 as a Team and League Administrator.

He was also the first owner to hire minority head coaches in the modern era (Tom Flores and Art Shell) well before the league mandated rules for minority head coaching candidates.

Al Davis currently serves as the president of A.D. Football, Inc., the managing general partner of the NFL's Oakland Raiders.


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