Alumni Assistant Coaches on the Move in 2012
March 8, 2012
By Bill Boehlke
Keeping tabs on former Seahawks players who are now in the coaching ranks, and former Seahawks assistant coaches on the move in 2012.
Mike Tice (Seahawks TE – 1981-1988) has been promoted to offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears, replacing Mike Martz. Tice had served as the offensive line coach for the Bears since the 2009 season, and has been with the organization since 2006.
Pete Metzelaars (Seahawks TE – 1982-84) joins the Buffalo Bills staff full time as the tight ends coach. He had been with the Indianapolis Colts since 2004, most recently an assistant offensive line coach. Metzelaars played tight end for the Bills from 1985–1994 and was named to the Bill’s 50th anniversary team in 2009. Metzelaars recorded the most receptions (302), receiving yards (2,921), touchdowns (25) and games played (156) by a tight end in Buffalo Bills history.
Jon Kitna (Seahawks QB – 1997-2000) is the new football coach for Lincoln High School in Tacoma, WA. He also teachs math. “My wife and I always felt like these years in the NFL have prepared us for what our real calling in life is going to be, as teachers and running a high school football program,” Kitna said about his new position.
Bobby Engram (Seahawks WR – 2001-2008) was hired by the University of Pittsburgh Panthers as the wide receivers coach. Engram was an offensive assistant in 2011 with the San Francisco 49ers. He played college football at Penn State.
Mike Sherman (Seahawks offensive coordinator – 2000) is the Miami Dolphins’ new offensive coordinator. Sherman joins Miami after four years as head coach at Texas A&M. Prior to coaching the Aggies, he served as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers from the 2000 to 2005. Sherman led the Packers to five consecutive winning seasons from 2000–04 and three divisional titles in 2002, 2003, and 2004.
Greg Knapp (Seahawks offensive coordinator – 2009) is the Oakland Raiders new offensive coordinator. Knapp spent the 2010 & 2011 seasons as quarterbacks coach with the Houston Texans. He was previously the Raiders’ offensive coordinator from 2007-2008.
Johnny Holland (Seahawks asst. special teams/strength & conditioning & linebackers coach – 2000-2002) is the Oakland Raiders new linebackers coach. Following his time in Seattle, Holland was the defensive assistant coach for the Detroit Lions from 2003–2004, and linebackers coach in 2005. He was the linebackers coach for the Houston Texans from 2006-2011.
Eric Stokes (Seahawks asst. director of college scouting – 2010-11) is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers new director of college scouting. Stokes also worked as an area scout and assistant in the Seahawks pro personnel department. He was selected in the fifth round (121st overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Seahawks.
Josh Scobey (Seahawks running back – 2005-06, 2007-08) is beginning his scouting career with the Arizona Cardinals after a six-year NFL playing career. Scobey also played for the Cardinals (2002-04) and Buffalo Bills (2007). As a kick return specialist, Scobey had 186 total returns and 4,160 kick return yards (22.4 avg.), with one touchdown. In 2003, Scobey led the National Football League in kick-off return yardage. Scobey was a Seahawks team captain for Super Bowl XL.