Mike McCormack

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
24 168-175-7 49.00% 5-6 45.45%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

George Allen, Bill Austin, Otto Graham, Vince Lombardi, Bill McPeak

Children:

Dick LeBeau, Walt Michaels


Biography

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Career Summary

Mike McCormack was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1965 to 1988, finishing his career as the general manager/president of the Seattle Seahawks. Over his twenty-four years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 168-175-7. During his career he was a head coach for five seasons, first with the Philadelphia Eagles. He led the Eagles for three seasons, compiling a record of 16-25-1. His next head coaching stint was with the Baltimore Colts from 1980 to 1981, as he led the team to a 9-23-0 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 25-48-1 across five seasons.

McCormack was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1984 after his playing career.

Career Awards

During the 1973 season as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles he coached Roman Gabriel to the Comeback Player of the Year.

Mike McCormack Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, McCormack served as an assistant coach for Bill McPeak, Otto Graham, Vince Lombardi, Bill Austin, George Allen, Bill Johnson, Homer Rice, and Jack Patera. During this time, he coached for three years for Otto Graham and Bill Johnson. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Dick LeBeau and Walt Michaels) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 47-71-1 in the regular season and 2-2 in the playoffs during their eight seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

McCormack was born on Saturday, June 21, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. He died on Friday, November 15, 2013 at the age of 83.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1988 Seattle Seahawks General Manager / President 9-7-0 0-1
1987 Seattle Seahawks General Manager / President 9-6-0 0-1
1986 Seattle Seahawks General Manager / President 10-6-0 0-0
1985 Seattle Seahawks General Manager / President 8-8-0 0-0
1984 Seattle Seahawks General Manager / President 12-4-0 1-1
1983 Seattle Seahawks General Manager / President 9-7-0 2-1
1982 Seattle Seahawks Interim Head Coach / Director of Football Operations 4-3-0 0-0
1982 Seattle Seahawks Director of Football Operations 0-2-0 0-0
1981 Baltimore Colts Head Coach 2-14-0 0-0
1980 Baltimore Colts Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1979 Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Line Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1978 Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Line Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1977 Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Line Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1976 Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Line Coach 10-4-0 0-0
1975 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1974 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1973 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 5-8-1 0-0
1972 Washington Redskins Offensive Line Coach / Assistant Coach 11-3-0 2-1
1971 Washington Redskins Offensive Line Coach / Assistant Coach 9-4-1 0-1
1970 Washington Redskins Defensive Line Coach / Assistant Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1969 Washington Redskins Defensive Line Coach / Assistant Coach 7-5-2 0-0
1968 Washington Redskins Line Coach / Assistant Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1967 Washington Redskins Line Coach / Assistant Coach 5-6-3 0-0
1966 Washington Redskins Line Coach / Assistant Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1965 Washington Redskins Assistant Coach 6-8-0 0-0

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