Dennis Allen (American football)

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Dennis Allen
Current position
TeamOakland Raiders
Personal information
Date of birth(1972-09-22) September 22, 1972 (age 40)
Place of birthHurst, Texas
Career information
Position(s)Head Coach
CollegeTexas A&M University
Team(s) as a player
1996*Buffalo Bills
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1996–1999

2000–2001

2002–2005

2006–2007

2008–2010

2011

2012–present
Texas A&M University
(Graduate Assistant)
University of Tulsa
(Secondary)
Atlanta Falcons
(Defensive Assistant/Quality Control)
New Orleans Saints
(Assistant Defensive Line)
New Orleans Saints
(Secondary)
Denver Broncos
(Defensive Coordinator)
Oakland Raiders
(Head Coach)
 
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Dennis Allen
Current position
TeamOakland Raiders
Personal information
Date of birth(1972-09-22) September 22, 1972 (age 40)
Place of birthHurst, Texas
Career information
Position(s)Head Coach
CollegeTexas A&M University
Team(s) as a player
1996*Buffalo Bills
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1996–1999

2000–2001

2002–2005

2006–2007

2008–2010

2011

2012–present
Texas A&M University
(Graduate Assistant)
University of Tulsa
(Secondary)
Atlanta Falcons
(Defensive Assistant/Quality Control)
New Orleans Saints
(Assistant Defensive Line)
New Orleans Saints
(Secondary)
Denver Broncos
(Defensive Coordinator)
Oakland Raiders
(Head Coach)

Dennis Allen (born September 22, 1972) is the 18th head coach for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League.

Allen previously coached for the Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, University of Tulsa and his alma mater, Texas A&M University. His father Grady Allen was also a standout linebacker for the Aggies and later in the NFL for the Falcons. Dennis and his wife, Alisson, have a son, Garrison and a daughter, Layla.[1]

Allen is known for his aggressive "bend but don't break" defensive play calling that gives up a lot of yards, but also forces many sacks and turnovers. In 2009 in New Orleans, the Saints ranked 3rd in interceptions despite giving up 321 yards per game.[2] Allen's Broncos were in the bottom half of yards allowed, ranked 23rd, but were 5th in the league in sacks.[3]

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Coaching career

College

Allen began his coaching career at his alma mater, serving as a graduate assistant coach under his old coach R. C. Slocum for four seasons (1996–1999), working primarily with the secondary.

National Football League

He was a defensive assistant coach with the Atlanta Falcons from 2002 to 2005 and with the New Orleans Saints from 2006 to 2010 before being promoted to defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos for the 2011 season.[4]

Oakland Raiders

On January 24, 2012, Oakland Raiders' general manager Reggie McKenzie hired Allen as the team's 18th head coach. He is the first Raiders defense-oriented head coach since John Madden's retirement after the 1978 season, since the team's longtime former owner Al Davis (until his death during the 2011 season) preferred offensive-minded head coaches.[citation needed]

Head coaching record

TeamYearRegular SeasonPost Season
WonLostTiesWin %FinishWonLostWin %Result
OAK20124110.267AFC West----
Oak Total4110.267-
Total[5]4110.267-

Coaching tree

NFL head coaches under whom Dennis Allen has served:

References

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Don Martindale
Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator
2011
Succeeded by
Jack Del Rio