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The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team based in Seattle, Washington. They are members of the Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team, along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, joined the NFL in 1976 as expansion teams. The Seahawks are the only team to have played in both the American Football Conference (AFC) and NFC Championship Games. The team has made two Super Bowl appearances; they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL, before winning Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos.
There have been eight coaches for the Seahawks franchise. The team's current coach, Pete Carroll, joined the team in 2010. Mike Holmgren, the Seahawks' sixth coach, has the team records for the most games coached (160, with 10 playoff games), wins (86), and losses (74). Tom Flores, who coached the team from 1991 to 1994, is the team's least winningest coach with a winning percentage of .292. Mike McCormack is the only Seahawks coach to have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
|#||Number of coaches[N 1]|
|†||Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach|
|‡||Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player|
|*||Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Seahawks|
Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2013 NFL season.
|#||Name||Term[N 2]||Regular Season||Playoffs||Achievements||Reference|
|1||Jack Patera*||1976–1982*||94||35||59||0||.372||—||1978 The Sporting News Coach of the Year|
1978 Associated Press Coach of the Year
|2||Mike McCormack ‡||1982||7||4||3||0||.571||—|||
|3||Chuck Knox||1983–1991||143||80||63||0||.559||7||3||4||.429||1983–1984 UPI Coach of the Year|
1984 The Sporting News Coach of the Year
1984 Associated Press Coach of the Year
1988 AFC West Division Champion
|6||Mike Holmgren||1999–2008||160||86||74||0||.538||10||4||6||.400||1999 AFC West Division Champion|
4x NFC West Division Champion (2004-2007)
2005 NFC Conference Champion
|7||Jim L. Mora||2009||16||5||11||0||.313||—|||
|8||Pete Carroll||2010–||64||38||26||0||.594||7||5||2||.714||NFC West Division Champion (2010, 2013)|
2013 NFC Conference Champion
Super Bowl XLVIII Champion (2014)