Jim Lind, 60, is in his ninth season with the Seahawks and 16th in the NFL – all with coach Mike Holmgren. Lind has coached the tight ends for the Seahawks since 2000, after coaching the linebackers in 1999. He came with Holmgren from the Green Bay Packers, where he was the linebackers coach from 1995-98 following three seasons as a defensive assistant for quality control. Previously, he was a college football coach from 1987-91, the final five years as head coach of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, which was preceded by four years as the head coach at the University of Minnesota-Morris. He had been an assistant at his alma mater of St. Cloud State from for two years and two more as a defensive assistant at St. John's (Minn.) University. But it was while working on his Doctorate in Professional Education and Athletics at Brigham Young University in 1981-82 as a grad assistant that he developed his relationship with Holmgren, was the quarterbacks coach there his second season. Lind began his coaching career as head coach at Underwood (Minn.) High School from 1974-76. Lind and his wife Cindy have two sons –Erik and Bryan.
The following 10 questions asked of Lind required great concentration because he continuously faded into bass fishing fantasies during the interview.
Do you have a defining moment in football?
Winning Super Bowl XXXI when I was linebackers coach at Green Bay was the experience. There have been a lot of highlights that made me love football from nine-man in high school to small college football. But winning the Super Bowl is really special.
What was your defining moment out of football?
That would have to be the births of my sons Erik and Bryan.
Who was your role model?
My high school coach Bud Bjornjorn – I loved football, and when he became our new coach he took it to another level for me. My dad, also had an effect on everything I did.
If you weren't a coach in the NFL, what would you be doing?
I'd be coaching on the high school or college level. Coaching football is what I always wanted to do.
What was the last movie you saw?
"Live free or die hard" with Bruce Willis on the team plane.
What was the last non-football sporting event you attended?
*The Northwest Bass Tournament here at Lake Washington … we finished 33rd out of 88. *
What was the last non-sports TV show you watched?
The Fox News Channel
What is your favorite meal?
My mom Helen's chicken and dumplings, but she's deceased now.
What's your favorite hobby outside of sports?
Bass fishing is it with me.
Who are the other three people in your dream golf foursome?
Hmm, that would have to be Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower and Tiger Woods.