The Oakland Raiderettes are the cheerleading squad for the Oakland Raiders professional American football team. They were established in 1961 as the Oakland Raiderettes. When the Raiders moved to Los Angeles in 1982, the cheerleading squad became known as the Los Angeles Raiderettes. However, when the franchise moved back to Oakland in 1995, the Raiderettes changed their name back to the Oakland Raiderettes. In both Los Angeles and Oakland they have been billed as "Football's Fabulous Females."
Current coaching staff
Jeanette Thompson (2011 Season)
Shawna Zimmerman (2010 Season, Games 2-16)
Vandana Patel (2010 Season, Game 1 only)
Karen Kovac (2003-2009 Seasons)
Mary Barnes (Before)
Notable former cheerleaders
A number of former cheerleaders have found success outside the organization
Tina Martin - Actress / Swimsuit Model / Poster Model and Playboy Model
Sandy Wolshin (Gelfound) comic/playwright of the award winning play, "The Kosher Cheerleader" where she portrays over 43 characters
Anjanette Abayari, model, and actress in the Philippines
Chandra Roberts- First female board member National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (LA); sole female member (Honorary) National Football League Players Association; World Class athlete Track & Field- High Jump/Long Jump.