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.
He was joined in 2015 by Dave Canales, who took over for Kippy Brown following his retirement. Carroll was promoted to assistant receivers coach in 2014.
Last season, Doug Baldwin earned his first Pro Bowl appearance after tying the franchise record with a career-high 94 receptions along with a career-high 1,128 yards, becoming the fifth player in franchise history to record back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.
In 2015, Seattle’s receivers helped Russell Wilson lead the NFL with a 110.1 rating. Baldwin became Seattle’s first 1,000-yard receiver since Bobby Engram in 2007 and led the NFL with 14 touchdown receptions, also a franchise-record. Jermaine Kearse recorded career-highs in receptions, yards and touchdowns while Tyler Lockett’s 51 receptions tied Baldwin for the fifth-most in franchise history by a rookie.
Carroll moved in to a new role in 2013 as an offensive assistant, working alongside wide receivers coach Brown during Seattle’s Super Bowl-XLVIII winning season. Brown’s group helped Wilson become the first quarterback in NFL history with a 100-plus passer rating in each of his first two seasons (2012-13).
In his first two seasons on the Seahawks coaching staff as a defensive assistant, Carroll’s primary responsibilities included video study of opponents, self-scouting, playbook production and assisting several coaches and defensive coordinator Gus Bradley.
A graduate of USC, he earned his degree in psychology in 2010. Carroll was a three-sport star at Peninsula High in Palos Verdes, Calif., earning Athlete of the Year honors in 2006, passing on playing college football to attend USC.
Born on March 24, 1987, in Edina, Minn., Nate is the youngest son of head coach Pete Carroll. Married to Anna, the couple has one son.