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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.