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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.

Defensive Coordinator

Hired on January 16, 2018, Norton, Jr. enters his ninth season in the NFL coaching ranks after retiring from the league in 2000, after 13 years as one of the premiere linebackers in the game. He re-joins Seattle after serving as its linebackers coach for five seasons (2010-14) and three as the defensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders (2015-17).

Offensive Coordinator

Brian Schottenheimer enters his first season leading Seattle’s offense after spending two seasons (2016-17) as the Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks coach. He has 21 years of coaching experience, including 18 seasons in the NFL.


Named to Seattle’s coaching staff on February 4, 2010, Canales entered the NFL after one season as USC’s offensive administrative assistant in 2009. He was promoted to wide receivers coach prior to the 2015 season after the retirement of Kippy Brown. 

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 Offensive Line

Named to the Seahawks staff on February 9, 2015, Brennan Carroll joined an NFL staff for the first time in his career after spending 13 years in the college ranks.

Wide Receivers

Named to the Seahawks staff on July 26, 2010, Nate Carroll moved in to the coaching ranks in 2011 after spending the 2010 season as a personnel assistant in the scouting department. 

Defensive Backs

Hired by the Seahawks on March 25, 2015, Curtis joins his fourth NFL team after spending three seasons (2012-14) with the New Orleans Saints as assistant secondary coach.

Quality Control/Defense

Tom Donatell joined the Seahawks on March 16, 2017, after spending two seasons each at UCLA (2015-16) and the University of South Florida (2013-14) as a graduate assistant. 

Assistant Defensive Line

Hired on February 27, 2018, Franklin brings 27 years of coaching experience to the Seahawks, including 11 years of NFL experience with Green Bay, Tampa Bay, Houston and Oakland.

Assistant Strength & Conditioning

Hired on February 4, 2010, Mondray Gee enters his 17th 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 Linebackers

Hired on February 14, 2012 to be the team’s special teams coaching assistant, Glenn moved to a new role in 2014 as quality control/defense coach, defensive assistant in 2016 and now assistant linebackers coach, being promoted on March 16, 2017. 

Assistant Quarterbacks

Will Harriger joined the Seahawks coaching staff as an offensive assistant on May 2, 2014 after spending 10 years coaching collegiately, and beginning in 2016, took on assistant quarterbacks responsibilities.

Defensive Line

Hired on March 16, 2017, Hurtt joins Seattle after two years as the Chicago Bears outside linebackers coach (2015-16) and one year as the Bears assistant defensive line coach (2014). 

Assistant Special Teams

Hired on February 27, 2018, Izzo begins his first season on the Seahawks staff after spending the last seven seasons as an NFL coach following a 14-year playing career.

Tight Ends

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

Hired on March 17, 2014, as assistant special teams coach, Morton joined the Seahawks after spending four seasons in the same role with the Green Bay Packers. In 2015, he began work with the running backs, and is now in charge of the running backs room in 2017.

Assistant Offensive Line

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

Special Teams Coordinator

Named to his current position on February 4, 2010, Schneider returned to the NFL after one year at USC.

Offensive Assistant

Hired on February 27, 2018, this will be Shimko’s first NFL coaching job after spending the previous five years at the collegiate level.

Associate Head Coach

Hired on February 1, 2011, Carl Smith re-unites with Pete Carroll and brings 27 years of NFL experience to the Seahawks staff, previously spending two years as the Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach (2009-10). It was his second stint with Cleveland after originally joining the club from 2001-03 in the same capacity.

Offensive Line Coach

Solari returns to Seattle where he coached the offensive line from 2008-09 after spending the last two years with the N.Y. Giants (2016-17). A line coach for most of his career, Solari has also coached tight ends and special teams, and been an offensive coordinator.


Named to the Seahawks staff as an assistant special teams coach 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 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.