Former Vikings assistant coaches Sherman Lewis and Tom Moore were among 17 recipients of Awards of Excellence from the Pro Football Hall of Fame Thursday. The annual program was launched in 2022 to "recognize significant contributors to the game of professional football."
Lewis and Moore were two of three assistant coaches honored, joining Dante Scarnecchia, who worked on the Patriots coaching staff for 34 years.
Moore, who currently serves as an offensive consultant for the Buccaneers, was with the Vikings from 1989-93, working as an assistant head coach in his final four seasons. He got his first NFL coaching job with the Steelers in 1977 and went on to work for nine total NFL teams. Prior to joining the Bucs, Moore worked as the Cardinals assistant head coach and offensive consultant from 2013-17.
A native of Rochester, Minnesota, Moore also has ties to the University of Minnesota, as he was the Golden Gophers running backs coach from 1972-73 and offensive coordinator in 1975 and 1976.
Lewis was the Vikings offensive coordinator from 2000-01 after holding the same position with the Packers for eight seasons prior. He worked for five NFL coaching staffs from 1993-2009 and is a four-time Super Bowl champion.
The full list of honorees recognized Thursday is below:
Assistant Coaches: Sherman Lewis, Tom Moore and Dante Scarnecchia
Athletic Trainers: J. Lindsy McLean, Bob Reese and Lamar "Bubba" Tyer
Equipment Managers: William T. "Buck" Buchanan, Robert "Bob" Noel and Bill Simmons
Film/Video Directors: Mike Dougherty, Milan "Mickey" Dukich, Thom Fermstad, Henry Kunttu and Al Treml
Public Relations Personnel: Greg Aiello, Kevin Byrne and Budd Thalman
Hall of Famer Dan Fouts presented the awards.