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Encyclopedia > Dennis Green
Dennis Green
Date of birth February 17, 1949 (1949-02-17) (age 58)
Place of birth Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
College Iowa
Career Record 113-94-0 (Regular Season)
4-8 (Postseason)
117-102-0 (Overall)
Coaching Stats Pro Football Reference
Coaching Stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1981-1985
1989-1991
1992-2001
2004-2006
Northwestern Wildcats
Stanford Cardinal
Minnesota Vikings
Arizona Cardinals

Dennis "Denny" Green (b. February 17, 1949 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is a former American football head coach. During his professional career, Green coached the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals. is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country Commonwealth County Dauphin Incorporated 1791 Charter 1860 Government  - Mayor Stephen R. Reed (D) Area  - Total 11. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Iowa, also commonly called Iowa or locally UI, is a major coeducational research university located on a 1,900 acre (8 km²) campus in Iowa City, Iowa, US, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion. ... The Northwestern Wildcats are the athletic teams that represent Northwestern University, a founding member of the Big Ten Conference, and the only private university member. ... Having no offical mascot, the athletic teams at Stanford University are referred to as Stanford Cardinal. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country Commonwealth County Dauphin Incorporated 1791 Charter 1860 Government  - Mayor Stephen R. Reed (D) Area  - Total 11. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952...


Green's best season in Minnesota was in 1998, when the record-setting Vikings finished 15-1 and set the NFL record for most points in a season (which they still hold). However, they lost in the NFC Championship Game. Despite compiling a record of 97-62 in the regular season, Green was unable to reach the Super Bowl. The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...

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Early life

Green grew up in the poor, crime-ridden section of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His father was a postal worker and his mother a beautician. His father died when Green was 11 and his mother died when he was 13. Green has said that he was in attendance at the March 2, 1962 NBA game in Hershey, Pennsylvania where Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points. Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country Commonwealth County Dauphin Incorporated 1791 Charter 1860 Government  - Mayor Stephen R. Reed (D) Area  - Total 11. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ...


He attended John Harris High School (now Harrisburg High School) in Harrisburg, and graduated cum laude with a BA in finance from The University of Iowa. According to Green, he was planning to be a high school teacher if his football career didn't pan out. In college he started as halfback in each of his three seasons with the Iowa Hawkeyes.[1] Green played briefly for the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League in 1971, then worked as an assistant coach at the University of Dayton, University of Iowa and Stanford University, initially under Bill Walsh. Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... Finance studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Head coach Kirk Ferentz 9th year, 55–43 Home stadium Kinnick Stadium Capacity 70,585 - Natural Grass Conference Big Ten First year 1889 Athletic director Gary Barta Website Hawkeyesports. ... The British Columbia Lions (commonly known and identified as the BC Lions) are a Canadian Football League (CFL) team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... “CFL” redirects here. ... The University of Dayton is a private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. ... The University of Iowa, also commonly called Iowa or locally UI, is a major coeducational research university located on a 1,900 acre (8 km²) campus in Iowa City, Iowa, US, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... Stanford redirects here. ... William Ernest Walsh (November 30, 1931 – July 30, 2007) was an American head football coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University, and the inventor of the West Coast Offense. ...


College coaching career

in 1981 Green was named the head coach of Northwestern University, a school that had gone 1-34 in its last 35 games. In 1981, he was only the second African American head coach in Division I-A history (the previous coach, Willie Jefferies, coached at Wichita State, which no longer has a football team) [2]. Green was named the Big Ten Conference coach-of-the-year in 1982 at Northwestern, and received widespread accolades for eventually moving Northwestern towards respectability with a 5-6 record. He left Northwestern in 1985, doing a stint as running backs coach for the San Francisco 49ers under his former boss at Stanford, Bill Walsh. In 1989, Green took the head coach position at Stanford University, inheriting a team that had graduated 17 of its 21 starters from 1988. Green led the Cardinal from 1989-1991. During that time, his teams were 3-0 in the Big Game against California Golden Bears. In 1990, his Stanford team defeated the #1 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish in South Bend, Indiana. His tenure culminated with an 8-3 record (Stanford's best in years) and an appearance in the 1991 Aloha Bowl, where his team lost to Georgia Tech on a last-minute punt return. Northwestern University (NU) is a selective private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago, Illinois. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Wichita State University, an American university, was founded as Fairmount College in 1886 by the Rev. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... The Big Game is the annual football game between Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley (known simply as California or Cal), held in November. ... Cal Logo The California Golden Bears is the nickname used for 27 varsity athletic programs of the University of California, Berkeley. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Aloha Classic is a now_defunct National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I_A college football bowl game played in Honolulu, Hawaii at Aloha Stadium. ... The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational research university, part of the University System of Georgia, and located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia, Metz, France and Singapore. ...


NFL coaching career

Minnesota Vikings

Green was a disciple of Bill Walsh's West Coast offense and was touted by Walsh and other NFL pundits as a likely candidate to be the second African-American head coach in the NFL. Walsh also had his eye on the job at Stanford after a stint in the broadcast booth. On January 10, 1992, Green was named head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, replacing the retiring Jerry Burns. He would be only the second African American head coach after Art Shell in the modern NFL era, and only the third of all time after Fritz Pollard. In American football, West Coast Offense (WCO) is one of two similar but distinct offensive-strategic-systems of play: (A) the Air Coryell system; or (B) more commonly the pass play system popularized by Bill Walsh. ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1992 NFL season was the 73th regular season of the National Football League. ... Jerry Burns (born January 24, 1927) is a former football coach who is best remembered for serving as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. ... Arthur Art Shell (born November 26, 1946 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA) is a former American football player in the National Football League (NFL) and two-time former head coach of the Oakland Raiders. ... Frederick Douglass Fritz Pollard (January 27, 1894 – May 11, 1986) was the first African American head coach in the National Football League (NFL). ...


Through his first six years with the team, Green never posted a losing record and the team failed to qualify for the playoffs only once. Initially, Green earned praise for turning around a what had recently been a lackluster franchise. However, as the team grew more accustomed to winning, Green came under harsh criticism for failing to advance the team deeper into the playoffs.


In 1996, two members of the Vikings' ownership board, Wheelock Whitney and Jane Dyer, reportedly contacted Lou Holtz, who was the coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team and former coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team. They wanted to bring Holtz in to replace Green.[3] Holtz abruptly announced his retirement in 1996, and rumors surrounded the reasons, one of which was the possible Vikings head coaching position.[4] Wheelock Whee Whitney, Jr. ... This article is about the American football coach; for other people named Lou Holtz, see Lou Holtz (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota. ...


In November 1997, Dennis published his autobiography No Room For Crybabies in which he responded to the criticism and personal vendettas by Twin Cities sports writers Bob Sansevere, Dan Barreiro, and Patrick Reusse.[5] He threatened to sue the team as his response to the Lou Holtz rumors.[6] For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... See also: 1996 in literature, other events of 1997, 1998 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Tom Barnard (b. ... Dan Barreiro is a sports radio talk-show host on KFAN 1130-AM in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. ... Patrick Reusse is a sportswriter and radio personality in the Twin Cities. ...


The high point of Dennis' Vikings career was the 1998 season where the team lost only one regular season game and set the NFL record for the most points scored in a season (a record which still stands) and finally advancing deep into the playoffs. Green reached several milestones, including coaching the highest-scoring team in NFL history and becoming the first black head coach to come within a game of The Super Bowl, losing in overtime to the Falcons due to a chip-shot miss by Gary Andersen. The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ...


2001 brought uncharged territory for Green as Vikings' head coach, with a losing record for the first time in his decade with the team. The Vikings bought out Dennis Green's contract on January 4, 2002. Assistant coach Mike Tice led the team in their final regular season game against the Baltimore Ravens. Tice was eventually named the head coach of the Vikings. is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Michael Peter Tice (born February 2, 1959 in Bayshore, New York) is an American football NFL coach, best known as the former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore...


Arizona Cardinals

After spending two seasons as an analyst for ESPN, Green was hired by the Arizona Cardinals on January 7, 2004. Green initially expressed confidence that he could turn around a team that had won one playoff game in 60 years, saying that "it is a mountain that can be crossed with persistency and commitment." Through his first two years with the team, Green totaled 11 wins with the Cardinals, sending players to the pro bowl, and finishing 3rd and 2nd in the NFC West, an improvement over predecessor Dave McGinnis. Unlike his previous two seasons, the 2006 season began with great expectations for the Cardinals with the opening of a new stadium, sellout crowds, the drafting of quarterback Matt Leinart, and the signing of pro-bowl running back Edgerrin James. After a solid start, the Cardinals suffered some tough early losses. The worst of these came on October 16, 2006, after losing a 20-point lead over the Chicago Bears in less than twenty minutes, the generally soft-spoken Green threw a tirade during a post-game media conference. In that conference, Green said of the Bears, "They are who we thought they were!"[7] This phrase is still used heavily in NFL media coverage today, usually mockingly, to describe the obvious flaws of an opponent, yet failing to capitalize on that knowledge.[8] The following day, offensive coordinator Keith Rowen was fired and replaced with quarterbacks coach Mike Kruczek. Though Green later apologized for the outburst, saying "The head coach sets a bad example by losing his temper," and the Cardinals eventually would rally to finish the season 4-3 in their last seven games, (including a rare win over playoff-bound Seattle) many pundits felt that the circumstances of the Cardinals' collapse against the Super-Bowl bound Bears on national television, combined with Green's tirade, had sealed his fate with the Cardinals. ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 Arizona Cardinals season began with the team trying to improve on their 5-11 record in 2005. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... An offensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at others levels of American football) who is in charge of the offense. ... Michael Kruczek is the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League, and a former college football coach of the University of Central Florida. ...


On January 1, 2007, the Arizona Cardinals fired Green, despite the fact he had a year left on his contract. [9] is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


In August of 2007, the Westwood One radio network announced that it had hired Green to serve as a color analyst on their Thursday night NFL broadcasts. [10] Westwood One, Inc. ... Run to the Playoffs is the brand name used by NFL Network for its schedule of live regular season telecasts of National Football League games on Thursday and Saturday nights. ...


Future

Green was rumored as a candidate for the Alabama Crimson Tide head coaching job before Nick Saban acknowledged his availability.Jeremy Green (journalist and son of Dennis) said in lieu of Green's firing that Green was likely to "take a year off and look at his options for 2008." Many anticipate that Green will return to the college game in 2008. Athletic teams at The University of Alabama are known as the Crimson Tide. ... Nicholas Lou Saban (born October 31, 1951 in Fairmont, West Virginia) is an American college football coach and the current head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. ... Jeremy Green is a sports columnist and NFL studio analyst who currently works for ESPN.[1] Green is the son of former Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green. ...


Coaching tree

Dennis Green has one of the larger branches of the Bill Walsh coaching tree. He has helped groom future NFL Head Coaches such as Tony Dungy, Brian Billick, and Mike Tice. A coaching tree is similar to a family tree except it shows the relationships of coaches instead of family members. ... Anthony Kevin Tony Dungy (born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and the current head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Brian Billick (February 28, 1954) has been the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League since January 19, 1999. ... Michael Peter Tice (born February 2, 1959 in Bayshore, New York) is an American football NFL coach, best known as the former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. ...


Other Connections

Larry Fitzgerald, who plays with the Arizona Cardinals, was a ball boy with the Minnesota Vikings while Green was a head coach. This factored into Green's drafting of Fitzgerald in the 2004 NFL Draft. Larry Darnell Fitzgerald, Jr. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ...


Head coaching records

The Aloha Classic is a now_defunct National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I_A college football bowl game played in Honolulu, Hawaii at Aloha Stadium. ...

References

  1. ^ Iowa City Press-Citizen, 1969-12-25 (all-Big-Ten honorable mention for Green).
  2. ^ http://www.bcasports.org/micontent.aspx?pn=FAQs&#stats
  3. ^ Vikings' owners divided on Holtz. Ron Holtz. Associated Press. November 19, 1996. copy hosted on southcoasttoday.com
  4. ^ VIKINGS' GREEN SAYS HIS TEAM'S IN HUNT Lee Shappell. Arizona Republic
  5. ^ Cite error 8; No text given.
  6. ^ Green, Dennis; Gene McGivern (November 1997). No Room For Crybabies (in English). Sagamore Publishing, 224. ISBN 1-57167-175-7. “There’s no room for crybabies.” 
  7. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_N1OjGhIFc
  8. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2007-11-07-midseason-report_N.htm?csp=34
  9. ^ http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-cardinals-greenfired&prov=ap&type=lgns
  10. ^ http://public.westwoodone.com/thu-night-football.htm

The Arizona Republic is a newspaper published in Phoenix, Arizona. ...

External links

Preceded by
Rick Venturi
Northwestern University Head Football Coach
19811985
Succeeded by
Francis Peay
Preceded by
Jack Elway
Stanford University Head Football Coach
19891991
Succeeded by
Bill Walsh
Preceded by
Jerry Burns
Minnesota Vikings Head Coach
19922001
Succeeded by
Mike Tice
Preceded by
Dave McGinnis
Arizona Cardinals Head Coach
20042006
Succeeded by
Ken Whisenhunt

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SI.com - NFL - Green tabbed Cards' new head coach - Thursday January 8, 2004 12:35AM (1238 words)
Dennis Green, one of the winningest NFL coaches in the 1990s, signed a four-year contract Wednesday to guide the struggling Arizona Cardinals.
Green's strongest selling points to the Cardinals were his track record of getting the Vikings to the playoffs in eight of his 10 seasons in Minnesota (1992-2001), and his stellar work with quarterbacks over the course of his career.
Green's deft touch with quarterbacks is a key factor to Arizona, which holds the No. 3 overall draft pick and figures to be in position to select one of the two top-rated collegiate quarterbacks, either Ole Miss standout Eli Manning or Miami of Ohio's Ben Roethlisberger.
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