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Coaching Staff

Executive VP of Football Operations & Head Coach

Named head coach on January 11, 2010, Pete Carroll became the eighth head coach in Seahawks history after one of the most successful runs in USC history in the college ranks. He brings 18 years of NFL experience and 19 years of collegiate experience to Seattle.

Offensive Coordinator

Named offensive coordinator on January 20, 2011, Darrell Bevell enters his fifth season leading Seattle’s offense after spending five seasons (2006-10) as the Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator.

Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line

Cable joined the Seahawks staff on January 18, 2011, after spending four years with the Oakland Raiders, serving the last two-plus years as head coach.


Hired on February 1, 2011, Carl Smith reunites with Pete Carroll and brings 24 years of NFL experience to the Seahawks staff, most recently spending two years as the Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach. It was his second stint with Cleveland after originally joining the club from 2001-03 in the same capacity.

Wide Receivers

Joined Pete Carroll’s staff as wide receivers coach on February 4, 2010, joining his seventh NFL team in a coaching career that dates to 1978, including 14 years in the collegiate ranks. He joined Seattle after spending one month at the University of Tennessee in 2009-10 as its wide receivers/passing game coordinator for the Chick-fil-A Bowl, then serving as its interim head coach after the departure of Lane Kiffin.

Tight Ends Coach

Named to his position on February 4, 2010, McPherson joined Seattle after 11 years with the Denver Broncos, most recently serving as their tight ends coach from 2007-08. Before being named to that position, he spent four years (2003-06) as quarterbacks coach for the Broncos and also served as an offensive assistant (1999-2002) and defensive assistant (1998).

Running Backs

An original Seahawk, Smith returns to his NFL roots to continue his NFL coaching career. Hired to coach running backs on February 4, 2010, he returns to Seattle where he played for eight seasons.

Assistant Quarterbacks/Quality Control - Offense

Named to his current position February 13, 2013, Canales entered the NFL after one season as USC’s offensive administrative assistant in 2009.

Assistant Wide Receivers Coach

Named to the Seahawks staff on July 26, 2010, Nate Carroll moved in to the coaching ranks after spending the 2010 season as a personnel assistant with the Seahawks.

Assistant Offensive Line Coach

Carroll spent the previous four seasons at the University of Miami as its national recruiting coordinator and serving his first two seasons as tight ends coach before moving on to wide receivers coach in 2013. 

Assistant Offensive Line

Hired to assist the offensive line on September 6, 2010, Ruel begins his fifth season in Seattle. He joined the Seahawks after coaching five seasons (2005-09) at USC in the same capacity.

Offensive Assistant

Harriger, whose career began in 2004 at Midwestern State in Wichita Falls, has spent the majority of his time on the defensive side of the ball, focusing on the linebacker position. He has also coached at Tennessee-Martin (2005-06), Auburn (2007), Texas (2008), Tennessee-Martin (2009), Texas Tech (2010-11) and most recently at Florida (2012-13).

Defensive Coordinator

Richard begins his tenth season in the NFL, ninth overall in Seattle and sixth in the NFL coaching ranks, all with the Seahawks. He spent three seasons with the Seahawks and one season with the San Francisco 49ers (2005) as a cornerback.

Assistant Head Coach/Defense

Hired on February 4, 2010, in a quality control/ defense role, former USC linebacker Seto joined the NFL coaching ranks after 11 seasons at USC. On January 18, 2011, he was promoted to assist Kris Richard with the defensive backs, with his focus on the safeties group.

Defensive Line Coach

Named to his current position on February 13, 2013, Jones spent the previous five seasons as assistant defensive line coach for the New Orleans Saints. He began his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins from 2005-07.

Quality Control/Defense

John Glenn joins the Seahawks as a coaching assistant/special teams from the University of Washington, where he served as a quality control coach (2010-11) for the Huskies.

Defensive Line

Dwaine Board returns to the Seahawks where he spent six seasons (2003-08) as defensive line coach, helping the team rank second in the NFL with 136 sacks from 2005-07 and totaling an NFL-leading 50 sacks during Seattle’s Super Bowl XL run in 2005. 

Linebackers Coach

Barrow was a second-round choice (47th overall) by the Houston Oilers in the 1993 NFL Draft and played 13 seasons with Houston (1993-96), Carolina (1997-99), the N.Y. Giants (2000-03), Washington (2004) and Dallas (2005). He recorded 1,125 tackles (792 solo), 43.0 sacks and two interceptions in 173 games with 153 starts.

Assistant Linebackers Coach

Tatupu joins Seattle’s coaching staff after a six-year career (2005-10) with the Seahawks after being drafted by the club in the second-round (45th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. He started all 84 games played and tallied 551 tackles (412 solo), 8.5 sacks, 10 interceptions, 41 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. 

Assistant Secondary - Cornerbacks

Chris Cash reunites with Pete Carroll after playing at USC from 2000-01 and he was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection at cornerback his senior season. A sixth-round selection (175th overall) by the Detroit Lions in the 2002 NFL Draft, Cash spent five seasons in the NFL but spent the 2003 and 2006 seasons on injured reserve. 

Assistant Secondary - Safeties

Andre Curtis joins his fourth NFL team, as he was a defensive quality control coach for the New York Giants from 2006-08, defensive backs/safeties coach for the St. Louis Rams from 2009-11 and assistant secondary coach for the Saints from 2012-14. 

Special Teams Coordinator

Named to his current position on February
4, 2010, Schneider returned to the NFL after
one year at USC. Since 2010, his special teams units lead the
NFL in blocked kicks (13), touchdowns/safeties
scored (10) and rank second in takeaways (11).

Coaching Assistant - Special Teams

Named to the Seahawks staff as coaching assistant/special teams on February 13, 2013, Sorensen joined the NFL coaching ranks after spending 2012 as a volunteer defensive quality control coach at Youngstown State following his NFL career.

Assistant Special Teams

Hired on March 17, 2014 as assistant special teams coach, Morton joins the Seahawks after spending the last four seasons in the same role with the Green Bay Packers.

Head Strength & Conditioning

After nine years as USC’s head strength and conditioning coach, Carlisle joined Seattle in the same capacity on February 4, 2010.


Assistant Strength & Conditioning

Hired on February 4, 2010, Mondray Gee enters his 12th year in the NFL, spending the first seven in Detroit and two in Green Bay’s weight room. Recommended to coach Carroll by GM John Schneider, who also worked in Green Bay before joining Seattle.


Assistant Strength & Conditioning

Hired on February 4, 2010, Yanchar joined the Seahawks after 19 years of service in southern California, working with L.A.’s professional sports teams, including 19 years in USC’s strength program.