In terms of American sport - and global sport - not only making the grade in the NFL, but playing for a Super Bowl-winning franchise is just about as high an accolade as it gets. But while Coleman would rightfully have celebrated Seattle's success, and considered it his career high-point, he might also have reflected that his greatest achievement to date would have been getting to the NFL in the first place.
The NFL has taken over Manhattan in preparation for the big game at MetLife Stadium and more than 160million Americans will tune in to see the grand finale of the season. But it's not just Americans who are passionate about the sport. We are seeing the NFL fan base increase dramatically in the UK and we expect millions to be tuning in to Channel 4 or Sky Sports and sitting up through the night to experience one of sport's greatest showpieces.