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Mike Tice
Date of birth February 2, 1959 (1959-02-02) (age 50)
Place of birth Bay Shore, New York
Position(s) Quarterback (college)
Tight end
Head coach
College Maryland
Jersey number 86, 87, 83
Career record 32-33-0
Stats
Playing stats Pro Football Reference
Playing stats NFL.com
Playing stats DatabaseFootball
Coaching stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a player
1981-1988
1989
1990-1991
1992-1993,1995
Seattle Seahawks
Washington Redskins
Seattle Seahawks
Minnesota Vikings
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1996

1997-2001

2001

2002-2005
2006-2008

2009
Minnesota Vikings (Tight Ends Coach)
Minnesota Vikings (Offensive Line Coach)
Minnesota Vikings (Interim Head Coach)
Minnesota Vikings (Head Coach)
Jacksonville Jaguars (Asst. Head Coach)
Jacksonville Jaguars (Asst. Head Coach / Tight Ends Coach)

Michael Peter Tice (born February 2, 1959 in Bayshore, New York) is an American football National Football League coach, best known as the former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. He is currently the offensive line coach for the Chicago Bears.[1]

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Biography

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Playing career

Tice attended the University of Maryland, College Park where he played quarterback. He played tight end in the National Football League from 1981 to 1995 with the Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings.

Coaching career

Minnesota Vikings

He was the offensive line coach for the Vikings prior to becoming the head coach. Tice took over head coaching duties on an interim basis for the final game of the 2001 season, replacing Dennis Green, and then was officially named head coach on January 10, 2002. He became the sixth head coach in team history and the first former Viking player to assume the role.

In March 2005, the NFL began to investigate Tice for organizing and profiting from a Super Bowl ticket scalping operation within the Vikings organization. He later admitted that these charges were true and the NFL fined him $100,000 on June 30, 2005. It was the largest fine ever handed down to a head coach in NFL history until New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 for having a team video assistant film the New York Jets' defensive signals.

Tice's contract with the Minnesota Vikings was allowed to expire after last game of the 2005 season on January 1, 2006. The Vikings had just defeated the Chicago Bears but had failed to get into the playoffs. The team's loss to the Baltimore Ravens, which eliminated the Vikings from any possible playoff spot, effectively sealed Tice's fate. This was a twist of fate, as Tice's first game as a head coach came against the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, when Spergon Wynn quarterbacked the team to a 19-3 loss. During his tenure of more than four years as the Vikings head coach, he had a regular season record of 32-33-0, while going 1-1 in the playoffs.

Jacksonville Jaguars

He was hired as Assistant Head Coach/Offense of Jacksonville by Jack Del Rio, another former Viking.

Chicago Bears

On January 15, 2010, Tice was hired as Offensive Line coach for the Chicago Bears.

Personal life

Mike Tice is the older brother of John Tice, also a former tight end at the University of Maryland, who played ten seasons in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints. John was an assistant coach for the Vikings in Mike's tenure.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dennis Green
Minnesota Vikings Head Coach
2001–2005
Succeeded by
Brad Childress


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