Coaches

Jim Lind
Tight Ends
College:
Bemidji State
Hometown:
Isle, MN
Experience:
17

Jim Lind originally joined the Seahawks on January 14, 1999. He enters his tenth year with the Seahawks and ninth coaching tight ends.

The only coach still with Mike Holmgren since 1999, Lind works with second-round pick John Carlson in 2008.

Originally joined the team as its linebackers coach. With the untimely passing of defensive coordinator Fritz Shurmur in 1999 prior to training camp, Lind coordinated the Seahawks’ defensive unit. That defense recorded an NFL-leading 30 interceptions while holding opponents to just 19 passing touchdowns.

Jim Lind originally joined the Seahawks on January 14, 1999. He enters his tenth year with the Seahawks and ninth coaching tight ends.

 

The only coach still with Mike Holmgren since 1999, Lind works with second-round pick John Carlson in 2008.

 

Originally joined the team as its linebackers coach. With the untimely passing of defensive coordinator Fritz Shurmur in 1999 prior to training camp, Lind coordinated the Seahawks’ defensive unit. That defense recorded an NFL-leading 30 interceptions while holding opponents to just 19 passing touchdowns.

 

Lind enters his 17th year as an NFL coach having spent four seasons as the Green Bay Packers linebackers coach under Holmgren. The Packers’ 1996 defense, with help from Lind, set the NFC record for fewest touchdowns allowed in a 16-game schedule.
His 1998 linebacking corps helped the Packers’ defense finish fourth in the NFL, limiting opponents to just 281.7 yards a game while plugging holes for a bare 90.1 opponent rushing average.

 

He broke into the NFL as a defensive assistant/quality control coach in 1992 under Holmgren. This was the second time Lind crossed paths with Holmgren, previously coaching together at Brigham Young University while Lind was a graduate assistant in 1981-82.

 

Before breaking into the professional ranks, he served nine years as a collegiate head coach, most recently at Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1987-91). Lind enjoyed his most success while a head coach at the University of Minnesota-Morris (1983-86) where he directed the Cougars to two Northern Intercollegiate Conference championships earning NIC Coach of the Year in 1984 and NAIA District 13 Coach of the Year in 1986.


He began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at St. Cloud State (1977) before earning the offensive coordinator job there in 1978. He then moved to nearby St. Johns University (1979-80) before crossing paths with Holmgren at BYU as a graduate assistant (1981-82).

 

Lind entered coaching in 1974 as head football coach at Underwood (Minn.) High School holding that position until joining St. Cloud State.

 

Lind played three years of collegiate football as a linebacker his freshman year at Bethel College, before moving to Bemidji State, where he earned his undergraduate degree, playing two years at defensive back. Later, he earned his master's degree at St. Cloud State and Doctorate in Professional Leadership in Physical Education and Athletics at BYU.

 

Born November 11, 1947, in Isle, Minn., Lind and his wife, Cindy, have two sons, Erik and Bryan.

 

Career History:


1974-76   Underwood High (Underwood, Minnesota): Head Coach


1977-78   St. Cloud State (Minnesota): Graduate Assistant


1978-79   St. Cloud State (Minnesota): Offensive Coordinator


1979-80   St. John’s University: Defensive Coordinator


1981-82   Brigham Young University: Graduate Assistant


1983-86   University of Minnesota-Morris: Head Coach


1987-91   University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Head Coach


1992-94   Green Bay Packers: Defensive Assistant/Quality Control


1995-98   Green Bay Packers: Linebackers


1999-00   Seattle Seahawks: Linebackers


2000-       Seattle Seahawks: Tight Ends

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