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Coaches headshot from 2023 of Lance Bennett taken at TCOPC in Eagan, MN.

Lance Bennett

Defensive Quality Control


Lance Bennett joins the Vikings as a defensive quality control coach for his fourth season in the NFL. He previously served as the assistant to the head coach for Defensive Coordinator Brian Flores with the Miami Dolphins from 2019-21.

Prior to his time with the Dolphins, Bennett spent time with Mater Dei Prep in New Jersey, holding several roles with the school. He first joined Mater Dei in 2016 as offensive coordinator and was in charge of strength and speed training for the team before transitioning to athletic director in 2017, where he oversaw Mater Dei's athletic and health and wellness programs, developed training and conditioning programs and for all students and coaching hiring, developed coaching standards and oversaw the school's athletic facilities.