Former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren is a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Thursday its semifinalist for two groups. One is the Seniors category which is for players who last played no later than 1998 and weren't elected when they first had a chance starting with five years after their career ended. The other category is the one Holmgren is in which is for Coach/Contributor.
There are now 12 semifinalists that the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Coach/Contributor Committee will choose just one from for election into the Hall in Canton, Ohio. That vote will take place on August 15th and the person will be inducted in 2024. The other coaches/contributors besides Mike Holmgren are Tom Coughlin, Frank “Bucko” Kilroy, Robert Kraft, Buddy Parker, Dan Reeves, Art Rooney Jr., Marty Schottenheimer, Mike Shanahan, Clark Shaughnessy, Lloyd Wells and John Wooten
Holmgren went to three Super Bowls as a head coach and won one with the Green Bay Packers. He led the Seattle Seahawks to the franchise's first Super Bowl which was in the 2005 season. Holmgren has the second-most wins as a head coach in Seahawks history with 86 (he trails Pete Carroll who has 128 and counting) and he is fourth in all-time win percentage at .538 (first is, of course, Carroll at .612).
The good thing about the Pro Football Hall of Fame versus the Baseball Hall of Fame is that a player or coach doesn't choose which team they want to represent. So while Holmgren had possibly greater success with the Green Bay Packers, Seattle can still count him as one of their own.