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5 Numbers of Note About New Seahawks Offensive Coordinator Ryan Grubb

Five numbers to help you learn about new Seahawks offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb.


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The Seahawks announced seven additions to Mike Macdonald's coaching staff this week, including offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb, who is staying in Seattle after spending the past two seasons at the University of Washington in that same role. Here are five numbers of note about Seattle's new offensive coordinator:

369.8 & 343.7

Passing yards per game averaged by the Huskies in Grubb's two seasons leading the offense, totals that ranked first in the nation in 2022 and second in 2023. Under Grubb's guidance, Michael Penix Jr. finished second in Heisman Trophy voting this season and won the Maxwell Award, which is given to the nation's best player. The Huskies were also second in the nation in total offense in 2022 (515.8 yards per game) after finishing 73rd in passing offense and 114th in total offense prior to the arrival of Kalen DeBoer and Grubb.

36.0 & 39.7

Scoring average for the Huskies in the past two seasons, totals that ranked 13th and seventh in the nation.


Position groups led by Grubb in his career in addition to his work as a coordinator, showing his versatility as a coach. Grubb coached running backs at South Dakota State early in his career, then switched to receivers a year later before moving to Sioux Falls with the title of run game coordinator and offensive line coach. He later coached quarterbacks at Sioux Falls, then was an offensive line coach at Eastern Michigan, holding that same title, along with run game coordinator, at Fresno State. Since becoming an offensive coordinator at Fresno State then Washington, he has also served as quarterbacks coach.


The combined records of Washington and Fresno State over the past four seasons with DeBoer as head coach and Grubb leading the offense, including a 25-3 mark in two seasons at Washington, with the 2023 team going 14-1 behind one of the country's top offenses, suffering its only loss in the National Championship Game. That winning history was attractive to Mike Macdonald when evaluating Grubb for the job.

"He's been on my radar, watching his teams perform, throughout the season, obviously thinking that a situation like this might come about," Macdonald said on Seattle Sports 710AM. "Then getting to know him throughout the process, the type of guy he is, he's been a winner everywhere he's been. I just think it speaks to his football character, things that him and Kalen have over time—everywhere they've gone they've really rebuilt the culture where they've been and they've won immediately. Having that type of growth mindset, being able to adapt to the players that he as, and his scheme, I just respect what his offense looks like."


Percent conversion rate for the Huskies on third down in 2022, which ranked top in the nation. The Huskies cooled off a bit in that area last year, but still ranked 28th out of 130 teams. Improving on third down will be a key for a Seahawks offense that has ranked in the bottom half of the league in that category for four straight seasons.

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The Seahawks hired Ryan Grubb to the be the team's next offensive coordinator on February 13, 2024. Grubb served as the offensive coordinator for the University of Washington from 2022-2024 where he led one of the top offenses in the nation to a National Championship game appearance.

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