GREEN BAY (WAOW) -- The Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene is leaving the team.
“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,” said Greene. “I will miss coaching and will try to return after our kids move on to college if a team will have me.
“My experience here with the Green Bay Packers has been nothing but positive. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity that Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson have blessed me with. I have a peace about the productivity that I helped bring forward in all of the fine young men that have been entrusted to me these past five years. I am most proud of all their accomplishments and the fine young men they've become in this league.”
Green has been with the Packers for five season starting in 2009.
"Under Greene’s direction, LB Clay Matthews earned four straight Pro Bowl selections (2009-12) as he became the first player in franchise history to be named to the all-star game in each of his first four seasons in the league," according to a Packers release.
“Kevin approached me recently to express his desire to step away from coaching so that he could spend more time with his family,” said Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy. “On behalf of the entire organization, I want to thank him for all of his contributions and hard work over the past five seasons with the Packers.