"A Frater's -- I Mean a Father's -- Pride"

I have quite a bit of work to do tonight that prevents me from writing at length. The story I have in mind about this event will come a bit later. However, I cannot end the day without congratulating the pride of Abbot Pennings High School and my former student and friend, John Schneider, upon his appointment as the newly tapped General Manager of the Seattle Seahawks. I knew John would be tapped for a position such as this rather soon, I've spoken to John this year about such an announcement. This is a great loss to the Packer organization but a blessing to John and Traci and his wonderful parents and sons. In the spirit of APHS, John continues to be a "Soldier for Christ!"

From the Seahawk Website:

Renton, Wash.

– The Seattle Seahawks named John Schneider general manager, the team announced today.

Schneider, 38, joins the Seahawks after spending the previous eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers
. He served as personnel analyst to the general manager before being named director- football operations in 2008.

Schneider broke into the NFL in 1992 as an intern with Green Bay before being promoted to pro personnel assistant the following season. He played a vital role in signing several free agents who helped the Packers make back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, including a Super Bowl XXXI victory.

Schneider spent three seasons as director of player personnel in Kansas City (1997-99), one in Seattle (2000), and a year with the Washington Redskins
as vice president of player personnel (2001).

A graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., Schneider played football for one season before a shoulder injury cut short his career. He and his wife, Traci, have two sons, Ben and Jack.

Congratulations, John! All the Best!


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