Coaches

Tom Cable
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line
College:
Idaho
Experience:
7

Cable joined the Seahawks staff on January 18, 2011, after spending four years with the Oakland Raiders, serving the last two-plus years as head coach.

In collaboration with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, the two spearheaded Seattle’s rushing attack to become one of the best over the last-half of the 2011 season. Behind his lines, the Seahawks running game ranked fifth in the NFL with 1,212 rush yards (Weeks 9-17), posted 100-plus team rushing yards in eight of its last nine games, including a six-game streak that was its longest since the 2002-03 seasons.

Cable joined the Seahawks staff on January 18, 2011, after spending four years with the Oakland Raiders, serving the last two-plus years as head coach.

In collaboration with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, the two spearheaded Seattle’s rushing attack to become one of the best over the last-half of the 2011 season. Behind his lines, the Seahawks running game ranked fifth in the NFL with 1,212 rush yards (Weeks 9-17), posted 100-plus team rushing yards in eight of its last nine games, including a six-game streak that was its longest since the 2002-03 seasons.

Seattle’s line once ranked as the thirdyoungest in the NFL, but with injuries to rookie RT James Carpenter and RG John Moffitt, and second-year LT Russell Okung, the Seahawks line finished as the seventh-youngest in the league. Despite that, Cable plugged away and maintained a solid unit as Seattle’s line paved the way for Marshawn Lynch’s career-year in carries (285), yards (1,204) and rushing touchdowns (12). Lynch also led the league the lasthalf of the season with 941 yards and nine touchdowns, rushing for 100-plus in six of the last nine games and became Seattle’s first 1,000-yard rusher since Shaun Alexander (2005).

Cable was named the 17th head coach of the Oakland Raiders on February 3, 2009. He served as the interim head coach for 12 games of the 2008 season following the announcementon September 30, 2008, and led the Raiders to victories in the campaign’s final two games.

He led Oakland to an 8-8 record in 2010, its most wins since the 2002 season and went 17- 27 in his time leading the Silver and Black. The Raiders rushing attack ranked in the top 10 in the NFL in 2007 (6th) and 2008 (10th) behind his offensive lines.

Cable broke into the NFL ranks in 2006 as the offensive line coach for Atlanta, where he tutored a unit that saw the Falcons lead the NFL in rushing.

From 2004-05, Cable was both the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at UCLA, where he helped develop one of the most productive offensive units in the nation. In 2005, he coordinated a UCLA offense that averaged 431 yards in total offense per game while earning 10 wins and a bowl berth. In 2004, the Bruin offense under Cable improved by more than 1,000 yards from the previous season while averaging 410 yards per game.

He served as the head coach of the University of Idaho from 2000-03. During his tenure at Idaho, his teams averaged 424.1 yards of total offense per game. Cable also spent two years at the University of Colorado, serving as the offensive line coach and the following year was promoted to offensive coordinator. Under his direction, the Buffaloes offense ranked 14th in the nation in 1999, averaging 424.9 yards per game.

He spent six seasons (1992-97) as offensive line coach at the University of California, where he tutored four first-team All-Pac-10 selections.

Cable began his coaching career at his alma mater, serving as a graduate assistant at Idaho in 1987 and 1988. He was a graduate assistant at San Diego State in 1989, defensive line coach at Cal State Fullerton in 1990 and offensive line coach at Nevada-Las Vegas in 1991.

The Merced, Calif. native played four years at Idaho, three as a starting guard, and spent one season with the Indianapolis Colts before beginning his coaching career.

Cable, born on November 26, 1964, and his wife Carol, have four children, Ryan, Amanda, Alex and Zach.

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