Dennis Allen

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
21 174-146-1 54.36% 10-9 52.63%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

John Fox, Jim L. Mora (Jr.), Sean Payton, Dan Reeves


Biography

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Career Summary

Dennis Allen is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the head coach for the New Orleans Saints since 2022. Before moving into this role on the Saints he held three other positions with the team. His previous position was as the team's defensive coordinator for six seasons. He began his stint with the Saints in 2015 as the interim defensive coordinator/senior defensive assistant coach. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons, first with the Oakland Raiders. He led the Raiders for three seasons, compiling a record of 11-37-0. He was fired from the Raiders on Monday, September 29, 2014. Allen was fired prior to the bye week of the 2014 season, after starting the season 0-4. His next head coaching stint was with the New Orleans Saints for the 2022 season, leading the team to a 4-8-0 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 15-45-0 across four seasons.

Career Awards

As the defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos he coached one player to an award-winning season: Von Miller, AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2011. As the defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints he coached one player to an award-winning season: Marshon Lattimore, AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2017.

Dennis Allen Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Allen served as an assistant coach for Dan Reeves, Jim L. Mora (Jr.), Sean Payton, and John Fox. Twelve of these years were spent on Payton's coaching staff.

Playing Career

Allen played safety while at college.

Personal Information

Allen was born on Friday, September 22, 1972 in Hurst, Texas.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2022 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 4-8-0 0-0
2021 New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator 9-8-0 0-0
2020 New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator 12-4-0 1-1
2019 New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator 13-3-0 0-1
2018 New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator 13-3-0 1-1
2017 New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator 11-5-0 1-1
2016 New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
2015 New Orleans Saints Interim Defensive Coordinator 3-3-0 0-0
2015 New Orleans Saints Senior Defensive Assistant Coach 4-6-0 0-0
2014 Oakland Raiders Head Coach 0-4-0 0-0
2013 Oakland Raiders Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2012 Oakland Raiders Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2011 Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator 8-8-0 1-1
2010 New Orleans Saints Secondary Coach 11-5-0 0-1
2009 New Orleans Saints Secondary Coach 13-3-0 3-0
2008 New Orleans Saints Secondary Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2007 New Orleans Saints Assistant Defensive Line Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2006 New Orleans Saints Assistant Defensive Line Coach 10-6-0 1-1
2005 Atlanta Falcons Defensive Assistant Coach / Quality Control Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2004 Atlanta Falcons Defensive Assistant Coach / Quality Control Coach 11-5-0 1-1
2003 Atlanta Falcons Defensive Assistant Coach / Quality Control Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2002 Atlanta Falcons Defensive Assistant Coach / Quality Control Coach 9-6-1 1-1
2001 Tulsa Golden Hurricanes Secondary Coach 1-10-0
2000 Tulsa Golden Hurricanes Secondary Coach 5-7-0
1999 Texas A&M Aggies Graduate Assistant 8-4-0
1998 Texas A&M Aggies Graduate Assistant 11-3-0
1997 Texas A&M Aggies Graduate Assistant 9-4-0
1996 Texas A&M Aggies Graduate Assistant 6-6-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

Replaced Rob Ryan as the Saints defensive coordinator after Ryan was fired midway through the season.

  • Years as head coach: 4
  • Years as a coordinator: 7
  • Championships won: 2009
  • Conference Championships won: 2009
  • Past teams coached for: New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons
  • College Attended: Texas A&M Aggies
  • Position Played: Safety
  • Date of Birth: Friday, September 22, 1972 (50 years old), Hurst, Texas