Dennis "Denny" Green (born February 17, 1949 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is an American football head coach for the San Francisco franchise of the United Football League. During his National Football League career, Green coached the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals. He retired to San Diego, California.
Green's best season in Minnesota was in 1998, when the record-setting Vikings finished 15–1 and set the NFL record for most points in a season (since broken by the 2007 New England Patriots). However, they lost in the NFC Championship Game, 30-27 to the Atlanta Falcons. Despite compiling a record of 97–62 in the regular season, Green was unable to reach the Super Bowl.
Green grew up in a working class household in racially-segregated Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His father was a postal worker and his mother a beautician. His father died when Green was 11 and his mother died when he was 13. Green has said that he was in attendance at the March 2, 1962 NBA game in Hershey, Pennsylvania where Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points.