Mike Tice

  Male      American      Athlete

  Born : Feb 02, 1959  

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Michael Peter Tice (born February 2, 1959) is currently the Offensive Line coach for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was formerly the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2002 to 2005. He was also formerly the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears.

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.

Immediately after his retirement, Tice joined the Vikings' coaching staff, serving first as tight ends coach (1996) and offensive line coach (1997–2001). Tice took over head coaching duties on an interim basis for the final game of the 2001 season, replacing Dennis Green. On January 10, 2002, Tice was officially named the 6th head coach in franchise history. (Bud Grant having been both 2nd and 4th.) He was also the first former Viking player to assume the role...

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