Dennis Green, former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals, died early Friday morning after suffering a heart attack. He was 67.
Rest in peace Denny. I lost my mother in April, I feel like I just lost father.— robert smith (@Robert26Smith) July 22, 2016
"We are incredibly saddened by the sudden passing of former Vikings Head Coach Dennis Green," the Vikings said in a statement. "Denny made his mark in ways far beyond being an outstanding football coach. He mentored countless players and served as a father figure for the men he coached. Denny founded the Vikings Community Tuesday Program, a critical initiative that is now implemented across the entire NFL. He took great pride in helping assistant coaches advance their careers. His tenure as one of the first African-American head coaches in both college and the NFL was also transformative."