Ryan Milus enters his first season as defensive quality control coach for the Raiders, having spent the past two seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers.
In 2020, Milus was elevated to quality control/defense coach after spending his first year in Los Angeles as an intern in the Alex G. Spanos Coaching Fellowship. Milus worked in practice drills, primarily with the linebackers, while helping current Raiders defensive coordinator Gus Bradley with team presentations and film breakdown of upcoming opponents. In 2019, he worked with the defensive backs, helping his father and current Raiders defensive backs coach, Ron Milus.
Milus entered the NFL after two seasons as an assistant coach working with the cornerbacks at Weber State from 2017-18. Weber State advanced to the FCS Playoffs in both of his seasons and won back-to-back Big Sky Conference titles for the first time in school history.
In 2018, Milus helped Weber State rank as high as third in the nation, the highest ranking in school history. He also helped mentor CBs Keilan Benjamin and Parker Preator, who earned first-team honors and third-team All-Big Sky honors, respectively.
Milus helped coach Weber State to one of the best defenses in the country in 2017. Weber State finished in the top-10 in the country in interceptions, turnovers gained and red zone defense. The Wildcats led the Big Sky in total defense, scoring defense, rushing defense, interceptions, pass efficiency defense and red zone defense. Milus also saw CB Taron Johnson be named a consensus All-American selection and Big Sky Defensive MVP.
Milus began his coaching career in 2016 at his alma mater, Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz., where he coached the secondary.
PERSONAL: Native of Tacoma, Wash., ...Graduated from Arizona State with a degree in business tourism, while competing in track and field...A three-time All-American sprinter, finishing second in the NCAA Championships in the 60-meter dash...Two-time runner-up finisher in the 100-meter dash at the PAC-12 Championship...Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100-meter dash and competed at the U.S. Championships...Father is current Raiders defensive backs coach, Ron Milus.