John Madden began his coaching career with the Raiders as the coach of the linebackers, before being promoted to head coach for the 1969 season. At the time, Madden was the youngest head coach in pro football history, a mark that was only recently surpassed by current Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay.
During his time as the head coach, Madden had a knack for getting the Raiders to the AFC title game, though he had little success once he got them there. He lost five of his seven trips to the big game, but just the fact that he could get the Silver and Black in position to play in a Super Bowl on a consistent basis is an incredible accomplishment.
Madden finally got over the hump in during the 1976 season, when he lead the Raiders to a Super Bowl title over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI. The following year, the Raiders lost in the AFC title game once again, and after missing out on the playoffs in 1978, Madden decided to retire from coaching.
He became the youngest head coach ever to get to 100 wins, and incredibly, he never had a losing record as the head coach of the Raiders.
To win over 100 games as an NFL head coach is quite the accomplishment, and to do it in only ten seasons is even more impressive. Most youngster known Madden due to his fame from his video game, but for Raider Nation, he will always be the all-time head coach of the greatest franchise in NFL history.