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.
In his first season in 2015, he aided Tom Cable and the league’s third-ranked rushing attack (141.8 ypg) and fourth-ranked offense (378.6 ypg).
Carroll spent four seasons at the University of Miami as its national recruiting coordinator, in addition to serving his first two seasons (2011-12) as tight ends coach before moving on to wide receivers coach in 2013.
He began his coaching career in 2002 at USC and handled coaching duties as offensive assistant (2002-03), tight ends coach (2004-06) and tight ends/recruiting coordinator (2007-10).
In 2007, tight end Fred Davis won the Mackey Award, selected to the All-American first-team and was a second-round NFL draft pick following the season. Tight end Dominique Byrd was a third round NFL draft pick following the 2005 season.
Carroll played tight end in college for Delaware (1997) and Pittsburgh (1999-2001) and recorded four receptions for 37 yards and one touchdown during his career.
He attended Saratoga (Calif.) High, where he starred as a linebacker in football and also played basketball. Carroll earned his bachelor's degree in social sciences from Pittsburgh in 2001.
Born on March 20, 1979, he is the oldest son of head coach Pete Carroll. Married to Amber, the couple has three children.