NBC hires Mike Holmgren for Super Bowl pregame show
Former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren will join Tony Dungy on Feb. 1 Super Bowl pregame show.
Seattle Times staff reporter
Mike Holmgren may have left the Seahawks' sideline, but that doesn't mean he's exited the NFL stage entirely.
Holmgren will be part of NBC's telecast for the Super Bowl on Feb. 1. Holmgren and former Colts coach Tony Dungy were both hired by the network to participate in the pregame show beginning at 9 a.m.
Holmgren coached the Seahawks the past 10 seasons and is one of only five NFL coaches to lead two teams to the Super Bowl. Dungy retired as Colts coach earlier this month.
Holmgren said he plans to take next season off before deciding what his future in the NFL will be — if any.
final coaching vacancy
The Seahawks hired Tim Lewis to coach defensive backs, the fifth and final assistant Seattle will add this offseason.
Lewis coached Carolina's secondary the past two seasons. Before that he was defensive coordinator for the New York Giants (2004-06) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (2000-03).
Lewis fills the spot opened with Jim Mora's promotion to head coach after Holmgren's departure. Lewis joins Casey Bradley (defensive coordinator) and Dan Quinn (defensive line) as the new assistants on the defensive coaching staff. Greg Knapp (offensive coordinator) and Robert Prince (wide receivers) were hired on offense.
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