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Antonio Pierce    

Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders; Super Bowl Champion with the New York Giants

Antonio Pierce in 2024 was named the Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach. Pierce, a nine-year NFL veteran player and a former Super Bowl Champion, team captain and Pro Bowl selection, posted a 5-4 record in nine games as Interim Head Coach of the Raiders in 2023.

Before entering the NFL coaching ranks, Pierce spent five seasons at Arizona State, serving as linebackers coach before adding the titles of associate head coach and defensive coordinator. In 2021, Pierce was promoted to defensive coordinator and helped the Sun Devils' defense rank first in the Pac-12 in scoring defense (20.8), first in total yards allowed per game (326.3), tied for first in defensive touchdowns (three), second in interceptions (16) and second in sacks (27).

Prior to ASU, Pierce spent four seasons as the head coach of the Long Beach Poly High School football program. The Long Beach, Calif. native played collegiately for two seasons at the University of Arizona after transferring from Mount San Antonio College.

Pierce entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Washington in 2001 and played four seasons with the club before signing with the New York Giants as an unrestricted free agent in 2005. He was a member of the Giants' Super Bowl XLII championship team and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2006.

Pierce is grateful for the support of his wife, Jocelyn, daughters, Jayla and Destini, and sons, Anthony, De'Andre, Carmelo, Preston, and Santana.

Speech Topics

  • Leadership
  • Team Culture
  • Accountability
  • Definition of Success
  • Transition from Player to Head Coach

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