Players and current coaches aren’t the only Seahawks impacting the Pacific Northwest.
My News Tribune colleague Todd Milles has a great profile of Dana LeDuc. He is a former strength and conditioning coach for the Seahawks.
He is the current Helper of Grays Harbor.
Last weekend LeDuc got one of his former bosses in the NFL — his Super Bowl-winning one — to come to Ocean Shores on Washington’s Pacific coast. Ex-coach Dick Vermeil teed off as a guest of his former strength coach, for LeDuc’s sixth annual charity golf tournament. It benefits one of LeDuc’s causes in Grays Harbor County, Grays Harbor Youth Athletics.
It’s a indicator of how good a guy LeDuc is that he formed such a bond with Vermeil to have him come out to Grays Harbor to help up his charity — even though LeDuc worked for Vermeil for only one season. That happened to the be St. Louis Rams’ Super Bowl-winning season of 1999, the year after LeDuc’s last one working for the Seahawks.