Escorted through the doors of the Virginia Mason Athletic Center by executive vice president and general manager John Schneider, head coach Mike Macdonald and his wife, Stephanie, were greeted by a lobby packed with team employees.
When the applause quieted, Macdonald addressed the group.
"What an honor. We are super excited to be here. Just getting to know John [Schneider] and the rest of the folks, the reputation of this place, what drew us here was the people. That's why we're here, to bring a championship back to Seattle and the 12s."
"We're going to have a lot of fun, we're going to work our tails off, and it's going to be an incredible ride. We're going to be here for a long time, and we're going to win a lot of football games."
Among those in the audience for the warm ovation was defensive end Mike Morris, who spent the 2021 season working with Macdonald, then Michigan's defensive coordinator.
"Look at this big freakin' guy," Macdonald said, embracing Morris. "We're going to have some fun, man. We're going to have some fun."
Seahawks new head coach Mike Macdonald arrived at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center and was greeted with a warm welcome from the organization. Check out some of the best photos from his arrival.