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Mike Pettine

Assistant Head Coach / Outside Linebackers


Mike Pettine (PETT-in) enters his third season with the Minnesota Vikings as the assistant head coach and his first full season as outside linebackers coach after stepping in to coach the position during the 2023 season. He adds more than 30 years of overall coaching experience to Head Coach Kevin O'Connell's staff, spanning the high school, collegiate and professional ranks.

This past season, Pettine helped the Vikings defense improve from 31st overall in 2022 to 16th in 2023, including posting top-eight rankings in both rushing yards per play (fourth) and rushing yards per game (eighth). The Vikings tallied 43 sacks during the 2023 season, with OLBs Danielle Hunter (16.5 sacks) and D.J. Wonnum (8.0) accounting for 24.5, the fourth-most sacks between two defensive ends in franchise history.