On this date: John Schneider hired as general manager

Posted by Clare Farnsworth on January 20, 2013 – 10:31 am

John Schneider

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 20:

1976: Lloyd Nordstrom, spokesman for the majority owners of the team, dies of a heart attack while vacationing in Mexico.

2000: Gil Haskell is named offensive coordinator on Mike Holmgren’s staff. Haskell replaces Mike Sherman, who leaves after one season to become head coach of the Packers.

2010: John Schneider is named general manager. Schneider had worked for the Seahawks in 2000. After making more than more than 550 roster moves in his first 2½ years with the club, Schneider and coach Pete Carroll had the team that went 11-5 this season and won the franchise’s first road playoff game since 1983.

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