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Dwaine Board

Assistant Defensive Line
College: 
North Carolina A&T
Hometown:
Rocky Mount, VA
Experience: 
25

Bio Summary

Hired on March 25, 2015, Board returns to the Seahawks where he spent six seasons (2003-08) as defensive line coach, helping the team rank second in the NFL with 136 sacks from 2005-07 and totaling an NFL-leading 50 sacks during Seattle’s Super Bowl XL run in 2005.

Biography

Hired on March 25, 2015, Board returns to the Seahawks where he spent six seasons (2003-08) as defensive line coach, helping the team rank second in the NFL with 136 sacks from 2005-07 and totaling an NFL-leading 50 sacks during Seattle’s Super Bowl XL run in 2005.

Following his time in Seattle, he spent two seasons each with the Oakland Raiders (2009-10), Cleveland Browns (2011-12) and St. Francis High in Mountain View, Calif. (2013-14).

Board helped the defensive line lead the league in opponent rushing yards per attempt with a 3.4 average in 2016. Seattle led the NFL in rush defense in 2015, allowing 81.5 yards per game and allowed a franchise-record low 1,304 yards for the second-consecutive season.

He began his coaching career in San Francisco where he coached the defensive line from 1990-2002, helping the 49ers win Super Bowl XXIX vs. San Diego after the 1994 season. 

Board earned three Super Bowl rings (1981, 1984, 1988) with the San Francisco 49ers during his 10-year playing career (1979-88) and was named Super Bowl XIX Defensive Player of the Game after recording four tackles and 2.0 sacks vs. Miami after the 1984 season.

He is one of 20 people in NFL history to win a Super Bowl as both a player and coach.

A graduate of Franklin County (Va.) High, Board was a three-time All-America selection at North Carolina A&T and a fifth-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1979. 

Following his release by Pittsburgh, he signed with the 49ers and registered a team-leading seven sacks as a rookie in 1979. Board tallied double-digit sack totals each year from 1983-85, including a career-high 13.0 in 1983. He retired following the 1988 season, after joining the Saints for the final four games.

Born on November 29, 1956 in Rocky Mount, Va., “Pee Wee” has three daughters, Camille, Allie and Tessa Raine.