Green Bay Packers linebackers coach and former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Kevin Greene has decided to step down from his position in order to spend more time with his family, according to the teams official website.
“I am stepping away from the NFL at this time in order to spend more time with my wife, Tara, and our children, Gavin and Gabrielle,” Greene said. “I will miss coaching and will try to return after our kids move on to college if a team will have me.”
Greene, who is once again a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, has been on the Packers staff since 2009 and has played a big part in the development of outside line linebacker Clay Matthews, who was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2010.
The Packers were elimiated quickly from the playoffs this season and the overall play of their linebackers was not great. However, it didn’t help that they were without the services of Matthews and fellow outside linebacker Nick Perry for most of the year due to injuries.
Greene played three seasons in Pittsburgh from 1993-95 and played a total of 15 years in the NFL after being selected in the fifth-round of the 1985 NFL draft out of Auburn by the Los Angeles Rams.
When and if Greene is ready to return to coaching, he likely won’t have a hard time getting interviews.