Mike Flood originally joined the staff on July 1, 1997. Flood served as Community Outreach Director for Football Northwest prior to joining the Seahawks. He helped spearhead the statewide campaign that resulted in the passage of Referendum 48 to build the new football/soccer stadium and exhibition complex. In 2011, Flood was a one of 10 finalists for the NFL’s Salute to Service Award presented to individuals for their efforts to honor and support members of the military community. A Seattle native, Flood attended Blanchet High School for three years before graduating from McLean High School in McLean, Virginia. He received a B.A. Degree in Industrial Education from Washington State University and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of North Carolina. Flood owned and operated an agricultural flying service in Fort Scott, Kansas, before joining the Coast Guard. He served as a pilot and Civil Engineering Officer in the Coast Guard flying C130s, Dassault Falcon jets, and H60 Jayhawk helicopters. He managed Public Relations, Finance/ Supply and Administration during tours in North Carolina and Kodiak, Alaska. From 1994-96 he was the Air/Sea Rescue Operations Officer for coastal Oregon and Washington. Flood retired as a Commander in 1996 after 20 years in the service. He and his wife Marty, have a son, Dan, and a daughter, Shannon.