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Seattle Seahawks Mike Holmgren Ring Of Honor


Mike Holmgren


Mike Holmgren was the 14th member inducted in to the Ring of Honor, and second head coach chosen. He was announced as Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager & Head Coach on January 8, 1999. He built Seattle in to a perennial winner and Super Bowl contender to begin the decade. He acquired Matt Hasselbeck, drafted Hall of Fame guard Steve Hutchinson to team with Hall of Fame tackle Walter Jones, drafted league MVP running back Shaun Alexander, and starting wide receivers Darrell Jackson and Koren Robinson. His defenses featured John Randle, Chad Brown, Marcus Trufant, Ken Hamlin and Lofa Tatupu. The Seahawks won five division titles (1999, 2004-07), had a winning record in seven of his 10 seasons, with six playoff appearances and three 10-win seasons. In the previous 23 seasons before Holmgren's arrival, Seattle had a winning record eight times, won one division title, with four playoff appearances and two 10-win seasons. He was the winningest Seattle head coach with a 90-80 combined record (regular & postseason) at the time of his departure. His teams recorded five consecutive winning seasons (2003-07) for the first time in franchise history and set the club's single-season record with 11 consecutive victories in 2005. Holmgren is one of five head coaches to take two different teams to a Super Bowl and win at least one title, and became the first coach in NFL history to record 75 or more wins with two franchises (Green Bay). Voted on by the Professional Football Writers of America, Holmgren was named the 2007 Horrigan Award Winner, given to the person (not a player or team media relations member) who helped the media best do its job during the season, and was the 2008 recipient of the Largent Award.