John Grieco, who has 15 years of strength and conditioning coaching experience at the collegiate level, enters his third season with the Oakland Raiders and first in his present capacity. Grieco served as Assistant Strength and Conditioning from 2012-13.
Grieco came to the Silver and Black following two years as the head strength and conditioning coach at Louisiana-Monroe. He was named the top strength and conditioning coach in the country by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society while at ULM.
Prior to coaching at ULM, Grieco served four seasons as the director of strength and conditioning at UNLV, where he oversaw the strength and conditioning efforts for all of the athletic department’s 17 varsity sports, with an emphasis on the football program. He spent two years at East Carolina, serving as the director of the Pirates’ football strength program and as an assistant strength coach.
A 1995 graduate of Florida, Grieco began his coaching career at his alma mater in 1995 and coached there for nine years (1995-03). During his time in Gainesville, he worked with various programs, including the football, baseball, softball and track and field teams. He was part of a Gator football program that went to eight bowl games, including a national-championship victory in the 1996 Sugar Bowl. Florida also won the Orange Bowl (1998, 2001) and the Florida Citrus Bowl (1999) during that span.
PERSONAL: Grieco (pronounced GREEK-oh) is a Master Strength & Conditioning Coach and is a member of the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association. He and his wife, Jamie, have a son, Nicholas, and a daughter, Gianna.
Head Coach Tony Sparano spoke to the media after Friday's practice as the Raiders make final preparations for this weekend's trip to St. Louis to face the Rams.