“We’ve lost a great leader.”
The Fritz Pollard Alliance is deeply saddened by the loss of Dennis Green, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Dennis was one the NFL’s great coaching minds and one of its best people. In addition, Dennis was a trailblazer for equal opportunity in the League, becoming only the second African American head coach after Art Shell in the modern NFL era, and the third of all time after Fritz Pollard. Dennis believed in giving back and paying it forward. As a young coach, the great Bill Walsh invested in Dennis, and Dennis in turn invested in countless others over the years, including many young African American coaches who went on to have excellent careers.
Dennis has left an indelible mark on the League and all who he has touched throughout his storied career. Dennis made the NFL a better place, and he will be missed. We’ve lost a great leader.
John Wooten – Chairman
Harry Carson – Executive Director