The Green Bay Packers were an organization going nowhere for two-plus
decades. That’s when general manager Ron Wolf hired Mike Holmgren to coach the Packers. It was that move that set the wheels in motion once again for the Green Bay Packers organization.
Holmgren led the Packers into the playoffs in six of his seven seasons, compiling an overall record of 75-37. The Packers won the NFC Central three times and NFC Championship twice. Under Holmgren, the Packers won the Super Bowl in the 1996 season.
Those accomplishments will land Holmgren into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in late July. Ron Wolf will be Holmgren’s presenter during the July 21st ceremony.
Holmgren told a group of reporters via conference call yesterday that he was just thrilled to get the opportunity.
Holmgren left Green Bay to take the General Manager/Head Coaching positions in Seattle. It was just a couple of years later that Ron Wolf retired as the GM of the Packers.
Holmgren said he would have stayed in Green Bay had he known Wolf was going to leave so soon. But he also stated that he has no regrets and refused to look back.
Holmgren is now the president of the Cleveland Browns. But his contribution to the Green Bay Packers, from molding QB Brett Favre to leading the Packers out of a long dark period and leading them to a Super Bowl championship.
Holmgren looks at himself as a teacher. He not only taught his players, but he also taught his assistant coaches. In fact, since taking over in Green Bay, 9 of his assistant coaches have gone on to become a head coach.