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Mario Bailey

Vice President/Community Engagement & Legends


Mario Bailey is entering his sixth season with the Seahawks and was promoted to Vice President of Community Engagement and Legends in June 2023. Bailey's career with the team started in 2018 as the Director of Legends and Community Engagement, followed by three years in Football Administration as the Director of Legends and Player Engagement. 

Prior to joining the Seahawks, Bailey held several roles working for King County that focused on youth and veteran services. Bailey also worked in the Seattle Public Schools as a School Success Coordinator and an Intervention Specialist. His passion for football and helping youth merged as he served as the head football coach at Seattle's Franklin High School, his alma mater, from 2004-08, and again for the 2017 season. 

Bailey attended the University of Washington (1988-92) and played football for the Huskies for four seasons. He was a consensus first-team All-American receiver and Pac-10 co-offensive player of the year as a senior in 1991. He helped lead the Huskies to a 12-0 record and the 1991 national championship. He finished his career as the school's leader for most touchdowns in a season (18) and a career (30). He was inducted into the University of Washington Hall of Fame in 2014.

He was selected in the sixth-round (162nd overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. He continued his professional football career for 12 years, most notably in NFL Europe playing for the Frankfurt Galaxy from 1995-00, advancing to four World Bowls, winning two. He finished his career as NFL Europe's all-time leader in receptions with 252.

Bailey serves on the Champions of Change Advisory Committee, 1861 NIL Foundation Board, and Atlantic Street Center Board of Directors.