Mike Holmgren was the Seahawks' coach from 1999 to 2008.
Mike Holmgren was the Seahawks' coach from 1999 to 2008.

The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team based in Seattle, Washington. They are members of the Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team, along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, joined the NFL in 1976 as expansion teams. The Seahawks are the only team to have played in both the American Football Conference (AFC) and NFC Championship Games. The team has made three Super Bowl appearances; they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL,[1] before winning Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos. The Seahawks then lost Super Bowl XLIX to the New England Patriots.

There have been eight coaches for the Seahawks franchise. The team's current coach, Pete Carroll, joined the team in 2010, and holds the team record for most regular season wins (119). Tom Flores, who coached the team from 1991 to 1994, was the team's least successful coach with a winning percentage of .292. Mike McCormack and Tom Flores are the only Seahawks coaches to have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Key

# Number of coaches[N 1]
Yrs Years coached
First First season coached
Last Last season coached
GC Games Coached
W Wins
L Loses
T Ties
Win% Win – Loss percentage
00* Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Seahawks

Coaches

Note: Statistics are accurate through the end of the 2020 NFL season.
# Name Term[N 2] Regular season Playoffs Accomplishments Ref.
Yrs First Last GC W L T Win% GC W L
1 Jack Patera* 7 1976 1982[N 3] 94 35 59 0 .372 1 The Sporting News Coach of the Year Award (1978)[2]
1 AP Coach of the Year Award (1978) [2]
[3]
2 Mike McCormack 1 1982[N 3] 7 4 3 0 .571 [4]
3 Chuck Knox 9 1983 1991 143 80 63 0 .559 7 3 4 1 AFC West Championship (1988)
4 Playoff Berths
2 UPI Coach of the Year Awards (1983, 1984)[2]
1 The Sporting News Coach of the Year Award (1984)[2]
1 AP Coach of the Year Award (1984)[2]
[5]
4 Tom Flores 3 1992 1994 48 14 34 0 .292 [6]
5 Dennis Erickson 4 1995 1998 64 31 33 0 .484 [7]
6 Mike Holmgren 10 1999 2008 160 86 74 0 .538 10 4 6 1 NFC Championship (2005)
1 AFC West Championship (1999)
4 NFC West Championships (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
6 Playoff Berths
[8]
7 Jim L. Mora 1 2009 16 5 11 0 .313 [9]
8 Pete Carroll 11 2010 present 193 119 73 1 .619 18 10 8 1 Super Bowl Championship (XLVIII)
2 NFC Championships (2013, 2014)
5 NFC West Championships (2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2020)
9 Playoff Berths
[10][11]

Notes

  1. ^ A running total of the number of coaches of the Seahawks. Thus, any coach who has two or more terms as head coach is only counted once.
  2. ^ Each year is linked to an article about that particular NFL season.
  3. ^ a b After lost their first two games, and three weeks into the strike in 1982 season, Patera was fired as head coach. General manager McCormack took the role.

References

  1. ^ "Seattle Seahawks". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Coach of the Year Awards". Hickok Sports. Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  3. ^ "Jack Patera". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
  4. ^ "Mike McCormack". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
  5. ^ "Chuck Knox". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
  6. ^ "Tom Flores". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
  7. ^ "Dennis Erickson". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
  8. ^ "Mike Holmgren". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
  9. ^ "Ji Mora". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-01-08.
  10. ^ "Challenge accepted: Carroll signs five-year deal to coach Seahawks". NFL.com. January 11, 2010. Archived from the original on February 6, 2020.
  11. ^ "Pete Carroll Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 5, 2021.