When Armstrong retired from high school football in 1994, he was the winningest coach in Washington state history. he racked up 272 total wins – 243 during his 32 seasons at Snohomish High School. From 1978 to 1988, Armstrong’s dominant teams captured a pair of state titles to go along with 16 league championships. Since passing away in 1999, Armstrong’s legend lives on through the Dick Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Bisset’s dedication to the game of football led him to a 13-year career in the Pacific Northwest Football League. He also spent years as a coach and administrator with Seattle Public Schools.
Hasselbeck stands as the all-time passing yards leader in Seahawks franchise history. In 10 seasons in Seattle, he threw for just shy of 30,000 yards and 174 touchdowns — leading the seahawks to six playoff appearances and an NFC title in 2005. His 11 career postseason starts rank 16th among all NFL quarterbacks.
Holmgren’s coaching career spanned four decades and all three levels, highlighted by a win in Super Bowl XXXI with the Green Bay Packers. He spent 10 seasons as head coach and general manager of the Seattle Seahawks. From 2003 to 2007, Holmgren led the Hawks to five straight playoff appearances, four division titles, and a Superbowl XL appearance. Seattle’s 13-3 record in 2005 remains tied for the best in franchise history.
The title of all-time leading rusher in UW school history belongs to Kaufman. In his four-year career from 1991-94, Kaufman rushed for 4,106 yards and 34 touchdowns. After a pair of Rose Bowl appearances (including a 1991 victory over Michigan), Kaufman played six seasons for the Oakland Raiders
One of the most influential families in Seattle business, the Nordstroms were also instrumental in bringing an NFL franchise to Seattle. Nordstrom helped fund the Seahawks expansion franchise in the 1970’s, and owned the team until 1988. He remains close with the team as one of the most significant pieces of the franchise’s foundation.
A two-year starting center at UW, Bush was the team captain of the Huskies team that won the 1977 Rose Bowl and was later named a Second-Team All-American. His 17-season NFL career included six years with the Seahawks — starting 78 games in Seattle. He started for the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XVI.
Brown remains the all-time leader in career interceptions in Seahawks franchise history — racking up 50 picks in 11 years in Seattle. His 15 seasons in the NFL also saw a Super Bowl X victory with the Pittsburgh Steelers and a pair of All-Pro selections.
An instrumental member of the 1991 Washington team that won the national championship, Kennedy was a consensus All-American in college. The offensive tackle went on to play 11 seasons of professional football which included three straight Pro Bowl selections while a member of the Oakland Raiders.
A member of the semi-professional Seattle Ramblers, Jones was the offensive workhorse for the team in its final years in the North Pacific Football League of the early 1960’s.
Baker’s legacy as a college football superstar was cemented when he became the first west coast player to win the Heisman Trophy in 1962. While at Oregon State, he played quarterback for the football team as well as point guard for the basketball team. His No. 11 jersey was retired by the Beavers.
A Kennedy Catholic graduate and star guard at Washington State, Utley led the Cougars in 1988 to their first bowl victory in over seven decades. He played three seasons for the Detroit Lions, but was paralyzed during a game in 1991. He began the Mike Utley Foundation, aiming to raise awareness and financial support for spinal cord injuries and treatment.
The co-founder of Microsoft and an accomplished business figure, Allen is also an influential part of the Northwest sports scene. Owner of the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers, Allen was honored for his 20-plus years at the helm of the Seahawks franchise. Under his leadership, Seattle has won three NFC championships and Super Bowl XLVIII.
Buckmaster has spent nearly four decades on the coaching staff at Bellevue High School, helping to steer one of the most dominant high school sports dynasties in the country. While coaching Junior Varsity and Freshman teams, Buckmaster lost a single game over an 11-year span.
Campbell was a decorated wide receiver at Washington State from 1959 to 1962, earning the 1961 W. J. Voit Memorial Trophy as the most outstanding player on the west coast. His decade-long coaching career included the CFL, USFL, and NFL. His greatest accomplishments came during a six-year tenure with Edmonton, winning five consecutive CFL Grey Cups.
Gervais spent 30-plus years as a coach and administrator in Western Washington after playing collegiate football at Oregon State. While head coach at Skyline High School, Gervais’ teams won 15 league titles and six state titles. He also has experience as an assistant coach at UW and athletic director at Bishop Blanchet High School.
Patera finished a six-year NFL career as a player before coaching at the professional level for 20 years. He was the first head coach in Seahawks history, leading the expansion franchise beginning in 1976. In just its third season, Seattle finished with a 9-7 record and Patera was named the AP and Sports Illustrated Coach of the Year.
Trewin is a veteran sports photographer — working for the Seahawks, Mariners, SuperSonics, Sounders, Thunderbirds, and Huskies. He also photographed 16 Super Bowls, five Final Fours, and two Olympics. He remains the Seahawks team photographer and is referred to by the team as a crucial part of the franchise.
Edwards became one of the first All-Americans WSU football history after leading the Cougars to the 1931 Rose Bowl. He went on to play offensive tackle for the Washington Redskins for nearly a decade, winning the NFL championship in 1937 and earning three Pro Bowl appearances.
The father of Hall of Famer John Elway, Jack played quarterback at Washington State before beginning his long coaching career. He was the head coach at three different college programs, including a five-year span at San Jose State where he went 35-20-1.
A center and linebacker, Hein was inducted into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame. After a dominant career at Washington State, Hein played with the New York Giants from 1931-45 where he won two titles and was named a First Team All-Pro eight times.
Hollingbery was the head coach at Washington State during its greatest span of football dominance. He coached from 1926-42, compiling 91 wins and a Rose Bowl appearance — and the Cougars didn’t lose a single home game from 1926-35. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
After a college career at halfback at the University of Oregon, McKay became an assistant at his alma mater. He took over as head coach at USC in 1960, winning four national titles with the Trojans. He then joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, becoming the first head coach for the expansion franchise.
Shaw was an All-American at the University of Oregon in both football and baseball. The Baltimore Colts selected Shaw first overall in the 1955 NFL Draft, and he played at the professional level for eight years.
A Tacoma native and UW alumni, Skansi played 10 seasons of professional football — eight with the Seahawks. Skansi was known as a big-play wideout. His diving touchdown grab in the 1981 Apple Cup and miracle last-second touchdown catch for the Seahawks in 1990 both cemented him as a reliable receiving legend.
Harshman played college football at Pacific Lutheran before joining the Pierce County Bengals minor league team in 1973. He played guard through the 1980 season and also became head coach in 1974. The Bengals won five straight league titles and Harshman was five-time All-League as a player and four-time Tacoma News Tribune Amateur Coach of the Year.
An all-league offensive tackle for the Pierce County Bengals, Lazor played an instrumental role in the team’s dominance in the 1970’s. From 1973-81, Lazor and the Bengals went 86-8-1 as part of the Northwest International Football League.
A former Gatorade High School Player of the Year at Puyallup, Huard played three seasons at quarterback for UW and guided the Huskies to three consecutive bowl games. Huard would later play three seasons in the NFL and appear in six games with the Seattle Seahawks.
“Montlake Jake” played three seasons at quarterback for Washington, named a Freshman All-American in 2007 and an All-American Honorable Mention in 2010. He was a first round pick in the NFL Draft, playing four years with the Tennessee Titans before retiring and returning to his home outside Bellingham.
With over 40 years of assistant coaching experience, Hart’s 10 Rose Bowl appearances are the second-most in history. He spent 20 seasons with Washington from 1988 to 2008, primarily as the defensive line coach.
Jensen’s nine-plus seasons of coaching at Montesano High School led to an 83-25 record. He spent 16 years as coach at Forks High School before building a football powerhouse in Montesano.
A seasoned college football veteran, Schuler spent time on coaching staffs at Washington, California, Oregon, Oregon State, and Stanford. As the Ducks’ defensive coordinator from 1986-92, Schuler coached some of the best defensive units in Oregon program history — 10 defensive backs that played under Schuler were drafted.
A basketball player at Seattle University, Howard went on to play five years in the NFL. He was the first starting tight end in Seattle Seahawks history in the franchise’s 1976 expansion season. His post-football career led him to work in education, currently an assistant principal at Aki Kurose Middle School Academy.
Following a UW career that included a pair of all-conference selections at wide receiver, Kearse signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012. The highlight of his five-year tenure in Seattle was a victory in Super Bowl XLVIII — Kearse totaled 65 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Denver Broncos. He’s now one of the top pass-catchers for the New York Jets.
A coaching legend at East Bremerton High School, Berney’s early football career included a three-year span with the Edmonds Warriors of the North Pacific Football League. The Oregon State graduate played defensive line and also handled kicks, leading the Warriors to 21 consecutive wins and two league titles.
Bailey holds all-time UW records in season and career touchdowns. After leading the Huskies to the 1991 national championship, Bailey was named a consensus All-American. He later played for the Frankfurt Galaxy and retired as the all-time reception leader in NFL Europe.
A former Heisman contender at Boise State, Moore’s 50-3 (.943) record is the all-time Division I mark for wins by a quarterback. The Prosser native was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Washington state after a dominant high school career. He spent four years in the NFL before becoming quarterbacks coach for the Dallas Cowboys.
Hatch helped build a football dynasty at Bellevue High School where he coached from 1977-94. His Wing-T offense generated consistently dominant rushing attacks, as he coached 12 winning teams at Bellevue and won the 1983 state title.
Ingles is recognized as one of the most accomplished coaches in Washington state high school history. His 33-year head coaching career finished with a 248-103 record and three state titles — two at Kentwood and one at Liberty.
Parrish’s 38 years as a high school head coach rank among the longest tenures in Washington state history. He won over 200 games at North Kitsap High School and is also a member of the Washington State Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
After playing college football for Washington and Puget Sound, Roberts began a coaching career that spanned over 40 years. His career has taken him to three high school teams, three college teams, and six NFL teams. He remains on the staff at O’Dea High School in Seattle.
Jones spent his entire 12-year NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks. The nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle was also named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team and saw his No. 71 retired by the Seahawks. He’s been discussed as one of the best offensive lineman in the game’s history and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
A Tacoma native, Kitna played his four-year college career at Central Washington University. In his senior season at quarterback for the Wildcats, he posted 4,616 passing yards and 42 touchdowns, leading CWU to the NAIA National Championship. He spent 14 seasons in the NFL.
A star defensive back at Washington from 1993-95, Milloy was named a Unanimous All-American in 1995 and also earned the Jim Thorpe Award. He played for the New England Patriots team that won Super Bowl XXXVI and made four Pro Bowls between 1998-2002.
Kohler has headed the O’Dea High School football program for over three decades, becoming one of the most respected names in high school football in the state. He is currently second all-time in victories in Washington.
Tormey is a football veteran, nearing his fourth decade of coaching experience. He was an assistant at Washington for a combined 16 seasons, including during the 1991 national championship year. He is now the linebackers coach for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.
On February 2, 2014 at MetLife Stadium, the Seattle Seahawks dominated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII to claim the franchise’s first Super Bowl victory. The 43-8 final marked the largest margin of victory for an underdog in Super Bowl history. Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith was named the game’s MVP.
A Seattle Seahawks icon and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Kennedy played 11 seasons at defensive tackle in Seattle. He is generally considered one of the best interior linemen to ever play the game, racking up 668 tackles and 58 sacks in his NFL career. Kennedy passed away in 2017 at age 48.
Harrell played linebacker at Washington from 1976-79. He was named an Academic All-American and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1980. Since 2008, the Seattle native has served as the District 2 member of the Seattle City Council.
Stewart was a First-Team All American linebacker at Washington in the early 1980’s. In 1982, he set school records for sacks in a game (5) and forced fumbles in a season (5). After playing a season with the Minnesota Vikings, Stewart went on to coach at a number of high schools in the Seattle area.
Unger started at center for the Super Bowl XVIII champion Seattle Seahawks in 2014. He was drafted by Seattle in 2009 following a decorated collegiate career at Oregon — named a First-Team All-American in 2008. He is the current starting center for the New Orleans Saints.
A Seattle native, White was a teacher and coach in Oregon and Washington for years. He acted as Jim Owens’ offensive coordinator at UW from 1960-68, leading the Huskies to two Rose Bowls. He was also the first head coach for the Seattle Rangers — the city’s semi-pro football team.
Gregory is the Senior Director of Legends, Team History & Special Projects for the Seattle Seahawks. She is easily the longest-serving employee of the franchise, joining the team in its 1976 expansion year. She has left a significant impact on the city of Seattle and its sports scene through the Seahawks’ community outreach initiatives.
Green played 12 of his 13 NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. He retired in 1992 as the franchise leader in career sacks with 97.5 — also good for third all-time in the NFL. He’s a member of the Seahawks Ring of Honor.
Emtman’s list of accomplishments during his time as a linebacker at UW is a long one — Unanimous All-American, National Champion, Lombardi Award winner, and Outland Trophy winner. After playing six seasons in the NFL, Emtman was named to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Before a long NFL career spent mostly with the Seattle Seahawks, Trufant was a lock-down corner at Washington State. He led the 2002 Cougars to a Rose Bowl appearance and didn’t allow a single touchdown against him in his junior or senior seasons. He was a 2002 Second-Team All-American.
Fischer is a semi-pro football veteran, having both played and coached in the Northwest Football League. Fischer was named coach of the year in 1999 when his Snohomish County Vikings finished the season ranked the 12th-best semi-pro team in the country.
Vrlicak played center for the Seattle Rangers and was named a Continental Football League Pacific All-Star in 1969.
A long-time head coach at Burlington-Edison High School, Rickert led the Tigers to state titles in 1971, 1977, and 1986. He was inducted into the Washington State Coaches Association Football Hall of Fame in 1983.
A former recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at the University of Washington, Baird was a member of Don James’ legendary coaching staff in the early 1990’s. He was also a high school coach and teacher at a number of schools before joining the Husky staff.
A two-way star for UW football from 1957-59, Gayton helped the Huskies to the 1960 Rose Bowl — that entire team was later inducted to the Husky Hall of Fame. A leader in education and training, Gayton is now a lecturer at the Dan Evans Graduate School of Public Affairs at the UW.
Coffey was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1965 after an accomplished career at running back for Washington. Playing under head coach Jim Owens, Coffey earned All-America Honorable Mention three consecutive years. He played professionally for six years, winning the NFL Championship with the Packers in 1965.
Huard finished his UW career as the all-time passing yards leader in program history. His NFL career lasted over a decade and included two Super Bowl rings while with the New England Patriots. He is now the director of community relations for Washington football.
A defensive back from Yakima, Winters played for the Washington Huskies in the 1960’s. He was the team’s captain in 1963 under coach Jim Owens before playing semi-professionally in the Seattle region.
The father of former UW quarterbacks Damon and Brock Huard, Mike spent 17 seasons as the head coach at Puyallup High School. His long tenure developed Puyallup into a Washington prep football powerhouse.
Otton coached Tumwater High School football for 43 years, retiring as the most successful coach in state history with a 394-131 record and six state titles. His guidance gained recognition for maximizing his players’ potential and preparing his teams for life after high school.
Parry is the winningest football coach in Central Washington University history. His long coaching career led to his induction into both the CWU Athletics Hall of Fame and the Washington State Coaches Hall of Fame.
Siegel spent several decades scouting and researching Washington state’s prep athletics landscape. His preseason all-state teams for both high school football and basketball provided the talented players in the state an extremely high honor.
Strong played all 14 seasons of his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks. A fullback, Strong blocked for three different 1,000 rushers while in Seattle and was known as one of the top blocking fullbacks in the league. He earned First-Team All-Pro honors and was also named to two Pro Bowls.
An All-American defensive end at Washington State from 1963-65, Foster was drafted by the Oakland Raiders. In 2015, he was inducted into the WSU Athletics Hall of Fame.
Hard played at West Seattle High School before beginning a dominant career of semi-pro football with the Seattle Ramblers. A 6-foot-4 lineman, Hard led Seattle to a 9-0 record in 1966 and received All-League honors at defensive tackle.
Mitchell’s successful collegiate career at the University of Washington led the Philadelphia Eagles to select him in the 1966 NFL Draft. The halfback went on to play semi-professionally in the Seattle area.
Armstrong played both offensive and defensive line for Washington at the end of the 1950’s. He earned the Guy Flaherty Inspirational Award and both the Offensive Lineman of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year awards after an impressive 1959 season.
After becoming an assistant coach at Kennedy Catholic High School in 1972, Bourgette spent 44 years molding one of the most successful football programs in the state. His tenure at Kennedy saw 18 league titles compared to only 39 losses.
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