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Flashback: Holmgren’s early years

Post by News Tribune Staff on Nov. 5, 2006 at 8:43 am with 1 Comment »
November 5, 2006 8:43 am

Holmgren Mike 1965.jpgThe Seattle Times has a fun story today about Mike Holmgren’s early days in coaching. It provides a good opportunity to dredge up the stories we wrote when Holmgren first came to Seattle as Seahawks coach in 1999. I spent a couple months researching his past. We broke it out into a main story and stories about the 22-game losing streak one of his old teams endured, his sometimes well-hidden lighter side, his father’s role in the formative years of Century 21 real estate, his maternal grandfather’s esteemed military career and a few little sidebars with anecdotes and asides (1, 2, 3). We also provided a chart showing where some of the main characters wound up, circa 1999. The formatting isn’t the greatest on these because the stories are not included in our online archives (not sure why), so I had to pull them from text files. The mug shot might have run most recently in the San Francisco Chronicle. We ran similar ones with our package, but they ran this story more recently (during Super Bowl week).

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  1. ElPerroGrandeDos says:

    Why don’t you do a sidebar on his final year:

    Mike Holmgren 2006

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