Ranking every Seattle Seahawks head coach in the history of the franchise

Seattle has had nine head coaches since their inception in 1976. Who are they and how do they rank against each other?
Mike Holmgren with the Seattle Seahawks
Mike Holmgren with the Seattle Seahawks / Focus On Sport/GettyImages
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7. Tom Flores (1992-94)

A former two-time Super Bowl champion as head coach of the Raiders, the Seahawks hired Tom Flores as an executive in 1988. In 1992, Flores officially moved into the role of head coach. Seattle was hoping Flores could recreate the success he had with Oakland and bring Seattle its first Super Bowl.

In Flores' first season as Seahawks head coach, the team went 2-14. The Seahawks only scored 140 points on the season, a miserable 8.8 points per game that is still the lowest total scoring in a 16-game season in NFL history. Further, their 1,778 passing yards, partly thanks to quarterback Stan Gelbaugh. The next two seasons, Seattle finished with identical 6-10 seasons, never coming close to the playoffs, let alone the Super Bowl Seattle had hoped Flores would bring.

Flores ended his tenure in Seattle with a 14-34 record (.292), the lowest winning percentage out of any Seattle head coach in history. He was eventually fired and replaced by Dennis Erickson in 1995. However, Flores does still hold his claim to fame for coaching the worst offense in NFL history.

6. Mike McCormack (interim head coach, 1982)

Amidst the 57-day players strike in 1982, Seahawks general Mike McCormack was thrust into the head coaching role. McCormack, who formerly coached the Philadelphia Eagles and the Baltimore Colts was serving as both the president and general manager of the Seahawks when Jack Patera was fired in the middle of the 1982 season. He only coached seven games for the Seahawks.

McCormack did actually lead Seattle to a positive record in his seven games. Seattle won four out of the seven games, which was the first time McCormack had ever finished a season as head coach with a winning record. While the Seahawks did not make the playoffs that year, McCormack did surprisingly well as sudden interim head coach.

In 1983, McCormack settled back into his front office role as new head coach Chuck Knox was hired. Officially, McCormack holds a .571 winning percentage, good for second all-time among Seahawks coaches. While his time as head coach wasn't long, he did a fine job filling in and eventually transferring power to future head coach Chuck Knox.