Jim Lind
Biographical details
Born (1947-11-11) November 11, 1947 (age 76)
Isle, Minnesota, U.S.
Playing career
1965–1966Bethel (MN)
1971–1972Bemidji State
Position(s)Defensive back, linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974–1976Underwood HS (MN)
1977St. Cloud State (GA)
1978St. Cloud State (OC)
1979–1980Saint John's (MN) (DC)
1981–1982BYU (GA)
1987–1991Wisconsin–Eau Claire
1992–1994Green Bay Packers (DA/QC)
1995–1998Green Bay Packers (LB)
1999Seattle Seahawks (LB)
2000–2008Seattle Seahawks (TE)
Head coaching record
Overall42–43–4 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
2 NIC (1984, 1986)

Jim Lind (born November 11, 1947) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Minnesota Morris from 1983 to 1986 and at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire from 1987 to 1991, compiling a career college football record of 42–43–4.

Lind served in the United States Navy before attending Bemidji State University, where he played football and received a physical education and health degree in 1973. He coached the football and wrestling teams at Underwood High School in Minnesota after receiving his degree. As the head football coach at the University of Minnesota, Morris, he coached the team to an NIC co-championship in 1984 and an NIC championship in 1986.[1] He was named NIC Coach of the year in 1984 and NAIA District 13 Coach of the Year in 1986. He later served as the head coach at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He was an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers from 1992 to 1998.[1] In 1999, Lind moved with Packers' head coach Mike Holmgren to the Seattle Seahawks.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Minnesota–Morris Cougars (Northern Intercollegiate Conference) (1983–1986)
1983 Minnesota–Morris 5–4–1 2–3–1 4th
1984 Minnesota–Morris 5–4 5–1 T–1st
1985 Minnesota–Morris 3–7 3–3 T–3rd
1986 Minnesota–Morris 7–1–2 5–0–1 1st
Minnesota–Morris: 20–16–3 15–7–2
Wisconsin–Eau Claire Blugolds (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1987–1991)
1987 Wisconsin–Eau Claire 6–4 5–3 T–3rd
1988 Wisconsin–Eau Claire 5–5 3–5 7th
1989 Wisconsin–Eau Claire 7–3 5–3 5th
1990 Wisconsin–Eau Claire 2–8 1–7 T–8th
1991 Wisconsin–Eau Claire 2–7–1 1–6–1 T–8th
Wisconsin–Eau Claire: 22–27–1 15–24–1
Total: 42–43–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ a b "Alumni Coaching Achievement Award - 2010: Jim Lind, Bemidji State University 1973 Graduate". Bemidji State University Alumni Association. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25.