Head Coach | Assistant Coaches
Assistant Defensive Line; First season coaching in the pros after serving as a college coach for 24 years. Head coach of University of Idaho from 2007-12. Played for Mike Zimmer when he played at Weber State.
Offensive Line; born Oct. 3, 1967, Akron, Ohio. Offensive lineman Ohio State 1986-98. Pro offensive lineman Denver Broncos 1990-92, New Orleans Saints 1994. Pro coach: New Orleans Saints 1995-96, New England Patriots 1997-2004, Cleveland Browns 2005-06, Carolina Panthers 2007-10. Joined Vikings in 2011.
Defensive Coordinator; born January 16, 1967, Siler City, N.C. Linebacker Duke 1985-89. No pro playing experience. College coach: Florida 1991, Appalachian State 1992-95, Duke 1996, Georgia 1997. Pro coach: Dallas Cowboys 1998-01, Washington Redskins 2002-03, Cleveland Browns 2004, Miami Dolphins 2005-09, 2012-13. Buffalo Bills 2010-11. Joined Vikings in 2014.
Assistant Special Teams; born Feb. 20, 1980, Aurora, Colo. Wide receiver Arizona State 1998-99. No pro playing experience. College coach: UCLA 2004-06. Pro coach: joined Vikings in 2007.
Assistant Offensive Line; born Sept. 21, 1977, Gaithersburg, Md. OL Robert Morris University 1997-99. Offensive lineman, Pittsburgh Steelers 2000, Philadelphia Eagles 2000-05, Cleveland Browns 2006-09, St. Louis Rams 2010. College coach: San Jose State 2013. Pro coach: Joined Vikings in 2014.
Assistant Defensive Backs, Quality Control; Spent past two seasons as Defensive Assistant/Quality Control coach with the Titans. Served as a scout in the Rams' organization from 2009-11. Played one season as defensive back for Louisville.
Defensive Backs. Defensive coordinator with Buffalo Bills (2001-05) and Tennessee Titans (2011-13). Four-time Pro Bowler during nine-year NFL career; finished with 28 career INTs, was named NFL Defensive Back of the Year in 1989. Won Pro Bowl MVP in 1990.
Defensive Assistant; Vikings' Assistant to the Head Coach in 2013. Texas Tech University's Defensive Quality Control coach in 2011, Safeties coach in 2012. Played four seasons at Eastern New Mexico, who retired his jersey in 2006.
Assistant Strength and Conditioning. College coach: Delta State 1985-86, Clemson 1986-87, Western Michigan 1987-92, Tulsa 1994. Pro coach: Jacksonville Jaguars 1995-97, Kansas City Chiefs 1998-2006, San Diego Chargers 2007-12. Joined Vikings in 2014
Assistant Wide Receivers/Quality Control. Defensive back, Colorado State 2005-09. Joined Vikings in 2013.
Head Strength and Conditioning; born Jan. 2, 1968, Cranford, N.J. Tackle Ithaca College 1986-1990. College coach: Arizona State 1991-92, Rutgers 1993, Maryland 1994, Texas 1995-97, Louisville 1998-99, Virginia 2003-06, 2011-13. Pro coach: New Orleans Saints 2000-02, Atlanta Falcons 2007, Miami Dolphins 2008-10. Joined Vikings in 2014
Defensive Line; Held same position with Vikings in 1998-99. Has coaching experience at all three levels: five years coaching high school, 14 in college and 10 seasons as an NFL coach. Has head coaching experience with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo from 1994-96. Patterson has coached with the Broncos, Browns, Cowboys and Patriots. Played collegiately at Contra Costa College and Montana.
Special Teams Coordinator; born August 21, 1966, Cleveland. Attended U.S. Naval Academy. No college or pro playing experience. College coach: Navy 1994-96, Youngstown State 1997-98, Virginia Military Institute 1999, Northern Illinois 2000-01. Pro coach: Jacksonville Jaguars 2002, N.Y. Giants 2003-05, Kansas City Chiefs 2006-08, Denver Broncos 2009-10. Joined Vikings in 2011.
Tight Ends; born May 8, 1982, Philadelphia. Safety Pennsylvania 2000-04. College coach: Pennsylvania 2005. Pro coach: Joined Vikings in 2006.
Wide Receivers; born Dec. 29, 1958, Little Rock, Ark. Guard Arkansas 1977-1980. No pro playing experience. College coach: Minnesota 1985-85, Notre Dame 1986-88. Pro coach: Pittsburgh Steelers 1989-1991, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1992-95, San Francisco 49ers 1996-2002, Atlanta Falcons 2003-06, joined Vikings in 2007.
Offensive Coordinator; born May 17, 1952, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Quarterback Oregon 1971-74. College coach: USC 1976-84. Pro coach: Los Angeles Rams 1985-90, Dallas Cowboys 1991-93, Washington Redskins 1994-2000 (head coach), San Diego Chargers 2001, 2007-12 (head coach), Miami Dolphins 2002-03, Oakland Raiders 2004-05 (head coach), San Francisco 49ers 2006, Cleveland Browns 2013. Joined Vikings in 2014.
Quarterbacks. Quarterback, Nevada-Las Vegas 2002-04. College coach: Oregon State 2005, Pittsburgh 2008-10. Pro coach: Carolina Panthers 2011-12, Cleveland Browns 2013. Joined Vikings in 2014.
Running Backs; born Aug. 24, 1961, Los Angeles. Running back/wide receiver Illinois 1981-82. Cornerback Winnipeg argonauts (CFL) 1984. College coach: Pasadena(Calif.) C.C. 1989-1990, Southern Illinois 1991-1992, Wyoming 1993-94, Iowa State 1995-96, Southern California 2001. Pro coach: New England Patriots 1997-99, Washington Redskins 2000, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2002-03, Arizona Cardinals 2004-06, Pittsburgh Steelers 2007-13. Joined Vikings in 2014.
Linebackers; born January 13, 1984, Ogden, Utah. Defensive back Trinity (Texas) 2002-05. Pro coach: New Orleans Saints 2006-09, Kansas City Chiefs 2010-12, Cincinnati Bengals 2013. Joined Vikings in 2014.