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Dennis Allen is an American football coach who is the defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 2012 to 2014. Allen also previously coached for the Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, University of Tulsa, and his alma mater, Texas A&M University.
Allen was fired as the Raiders head coach after an 0–4 start during the 2014 NFL season on September 29, 2014. Retracted reports from a day earlier led to media speculation, but the decision was not final until the day after.
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Dennis J. Allen was born on September 22, 1972 (age 49 years) in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He is the son of Grady Allen and Kay Allen. His father Grady Allen was also a standout linebacker for the Aggies and later in the NFL for the Falcons.
Allen grew up in Hurst, Texas near Fort Worth, and graduated from L. D. Bell High School. Allen attended Texas A&M University and played as safety on R. C. Slocum’s “Wrecking Crew” defense. Allen made an interception in the fourth quarter that secured an 18-9 win for Texas A&M over rival Texas.
In the 1994 and 1995 seasons, Allen started the final 21 games of his collegiate career and was part of a defensive unit that ranked in the top five in the nation. Allen earned a B.B.A. in management from the Texas A&M School of Business Management in 1995. In 1996, Allen signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent but was cut during training camp.
Dennis Allen began his coaching career at his alma mater Texas A&M, as a graduate assistant coach under his former coach R. C. Slocum. Holding that position from 1996 to 1999, Allen worked mostly with the secondary while pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology from the Texas A&M College of Education. He completed his degree in 1998. From 2000 to 2001, Allen coached the secondary at Tulsa.
With the Atlanta Falcons, Allen was a defensive quality control coach from 2002 to 2003 then defensive assistant from 2004 to 2005. Allen 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. The Saints won Super Bowl XLIV in 2009, in which the Saints ranked 3rd in interceptions despite giving up 321 yards per game. After his success with the Saints’ secondary, he was hired to be the Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator. The Broncos defense was in the bottom half of yards allowed, ranked 23rd, but was 5th in the league in sacks in 2011.
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On January 24, 2012, Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie hired Allen as the team’s 18th head coach. He was 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.
In his first season as head coach, the Raiders struggled as they finished the 2012 season with a record of 4–12. That offseason, the Raiders were facing salary cap problems and had traded away most of their draft picks prior to Allen’s arrival, which did not allow him to establish his system with the right players.
In the middle of the 2013 season, Allen decided to bench quarterback Terrelle Pryor (who was injured) for undrafted rookie Matt McGloin, in hopes of salvaging the rest of the season. Later, Pryor continued to be benched although he was healthy enough to return.
On September 29, 2014, following a 38–14 loss to the Miami Dolphins and beginning the 2014 NFL season with 4 straight losses, Dennis Allen was fired.
Return to New Orleans
The Saints hired Dennis Allen as a senior defensive assistant on January 20, 2015. After Rob Ryan was fired on November 16, 2015, Allen was promoted to defensive coordinator. On November 29, Allen’s first game as defensive coordinator, the Saints were defeated by the Houston Texans 24–6. His defense gave up 362 yards while recording one sack and one interception in the loss.
Dennis Allen is married to his longtime girlfriend Alisson Allen. The couple has two children a son, Garrison Allen, and a daughter, Layla Allen. However, on November 16, 2015, Allen took over the defensive coordinator job for the New Orleans Saints after Rob Ryan was fired. He was previously working with the Saints as a defensive assistant.
Dennis Allen net worth
How much is Dennis Allen worth? Dennis Allen’s net worth is estimated at around $10 million. His main source of income is from his career as a National League coach. Allen successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential National Leagues coaches in the United States.