Pete Carroll out as Seattle Seahawks head coach
Pete Carroll’s time as the Seattle Seahawks head coach has come to an end. However, the longtime head coach is remaining with the organization in a different role.
Carroll was originally hired by the Seahawks after the 2009 season with the head coach leaving USC to head to the NFL. He has led Seattle for 14 seasons, including a pair of Super Bowl appearances and a Super Bowl title for the 2013 season.
Unfortunately, the Seahawks had not returned to the Super Bowl since 2014, and the team missed the playoffs in 2 of the last 3 seasons. Now, he will leave his post as head coach, but the Seahawks will transition Carroll to an advisory role.
Here is the statement from Seahawks chair Jody Allen:
After thoughtful meetings and careful consideration for the best interest of the franchise, we have amicably agreed with Pete Carroll that his role will evolve from head coach to remain with the organization as an advisor.
Pete is the winningest coach in Seahawks history, brought the city its first Super Bowl title, and created a tremendous impact over the past 14 years on the field and in the community.
His expertise in leadership and building a championship culture will continue as an integral part of our organization moving forward.
Pete will always be a beloved member of the Seahawk family.
Pete Carroll’s legacy
Though Carroll was unable to produce a second Super Bowl title for Seattle, he is far and away the best coach in franchise history. He delivered a record of 137-89-1 with the Seahawks, including 8 seasons of 10+ wins. Carroll’s .606 win percentage is also the best in Seahawk history.
Prior to joining the Seahawks, Carroll went 97-19 overall in 9 seasons at USC (prior to NCAA sanctions) with an AP Poll national title in 2003 and a BCS National Championship in 2004. He is 4th in all-time wins for the Trojans but his .836 winning percentage is the best in USC history.