Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

Credit: Minnesota Viking/NFL

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Dennis Green, a trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s and also coached the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67.

Green’s family posted a message on the Cardinals website on Friday announcing the death. Other details were not immediately disclosed, though the Cardinals said Green had died of a heart attack.

Green spent 10 seasons in Minnesota, leading the Vikings to eight playoff appearances and two NFC championship games. He only had one losing season and compiled an overall record of 97-62, including a 15-1 regular season in 1998 spearheaded by a record-setting offense. His three-year run with the Cardinals was less successful, but Arizona President Michael Bidwell said Green would be remembered as a true innovator, leader and pioneer among coaches.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s