Dennis Allen Biography
Dennis James Allen is a famous American football coach and the head coach of the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. Previously, he served as head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 2012 to 2014. In 2022, Allen after spending the previous seven seasons as the team’s defensive coordinator was promoted to head coach of the Saints.
Dennis Allen Age
Dennis was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, on 22 September 1972. He is 50 years old.
Dennis Allen Height
Allen stands at a moderate height of 6 Feet 1 Inch.
Dennis Allen Education
Dennis attended and graduated with a high school diploma from L. D. Bell High School. Later, He joined the University of Texas A&M, received a B.B.A. in management, and played “Wrecking Crew” defense as a safety on R. C. Slocum’s.
In the 1994 and 1995 seasons, he was part of a defensive unit that ranked in the top five in the nation and began the final 21 games of his collegiate career.
Dennis Allen Family
He was born to his loving parents Grady Allen and Kay Allen in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Dennis Allen Wife
Dennis is married to his caring wife Alisson. The couple is blessed with two amazing children called Garrison Allen and Layla Allen.
Dennis Allen Children
Allen and Allison are proud parents of two children Garrison Allen and Layla Allen.
Dennis Allen Salary
Dennis earns an annual salary of $1 million.
Dennis Allen’s Net worth
Allen has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Dennis Allen Career
Allen started his coaching career under his former coach R. C. Slocum at his alma mater Texas A&M, as a graduate assistant coach. Holding that position from 1996 to 1999, He served mostly the secondary while pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology from the Texas A&M College of Education.
Dennis completed his degree in 1998. From 2000 to 2001, He coached the secondary at Tulsa. With the Atlanta Falcons, from 2002 to 2003, Allen was a defensive quality control coach. He then moved to the New Orleans Saints, as a defensive line coach from 2006 to 2007 before being a secondary coach from 2008 to 2010. In 2009, The Saints won Super Bowl XLIV, in which the Saints ranked 3rd despite giving up 321 yards per game in interceptions.
After his success with the Saints’ secondary, Dennis was hired as the Denver Broncos’ defensive coordinator. The Bronco’s defense was in the bottom half of yards allowed in the league in sacks in 2011. On January 24, 2012, Reggie McKenzie Oakland Raiders’ general manager hired Dennis as the team’s 18th head coach. Allen since John Madden’s retirement after the 1978 season was the first Raiders, defense-oriented head coach because the team’s longtime former owner Al Davis (until his death during the 2011 season) preferred offensive-minded head coaches
In his first season as head coach, the Raiders struggled with a record of 4–12 as they finished the 2012 season. That offseason, the Raiders were facing salary cap problems, which did not allow him to establish his system with the right players, and had traded away most of their draft picks before Allen’s arrival. In the middle of the 2013 season, He decided to bench quarterback Terrelle Pryor (who was injured) for undrafted rookie Matt McGloin in hopes of salvaging the rest of the season.
On September 29, 2014, Allen was fired following a 38–14 loss to the Miami Dolphins and beginning the 2014 NFL season with 4 straight losses. On January 20, 2015, The Saints hired Allen as a senior defensive assistant. After Rob Ryan was fired on November 16, 2015, Dennis was promoted to defensive coordinator.
On November 29, His first game as defensive coordinator, the Saints were defeated by the Houston Texans 24–6. His defense while recording one sack gave up 362 yards and one interception in the loss. On February 8, 2022, Allen was promoted to New Orleans Saints head coach.