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 March 25, 2015, 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.
Hired on February 4, 2010, Mondray Gee enters his 15th 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.
Will Harriger joined the Seahawks coaching staff as an offensive assistant on May 2, 2014 after spending 10 years coaching collegiately, and this season moves to assistant quarterbacks & quality control/offense responsibilities.
Named to his current position on February 13, 2013, Jones joined then-defensive coordinator Dan Quinn’s staff after spending five seasons as assistant defensive line coach for the New Orleans Saints. He began his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins from 2005-07.
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).
Hired on March 29, 2016, former NFL cornerback Ricky Manning, Jr. joins Seattle after three years of collegiate coaching. A Fresno native, he joins the Seahawks after one season at Fresno State and two seasons at Fresno City College (2013-14), and a coaching internship with the Denver Broncos in the summer of 2014.
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 will also work with running backs.
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.
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.
Assistant Special Teams / Assistant Defensive Backs
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.
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.