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November 15, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Mike McCormack, former Seahawks coach and executive, dies today

Mike McCormack, whose lengthy NFL career included a stint as Seattle’s interim coach in 1982 and then as general manager and president from 1983-88 — which  included the team’s first playoff seasons — died today.

The Carolina Panthers, a team McCormack later helped build, made the announcement a short time ago.

McCormack took over coaching duties of the Seahawks during the strike season of 1982 after the team’s initial coach, Jack Patera, was fired after two games. McCormack led Seattle to a 4-3 record.

He then became GM and president during the first six years of the Chuck Knox coaching era, which included the run to the AFC title game in 1983 and a 12-4 season in 1984.

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