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Seahawks Add 15 More Assistants To 2024 Coaching Staff

The Seahawks added 15 more assistants to Mike Macdonald’s coaching staff, including seven position coaches and an offensive passing game coordinator.

Los Angeles Rams passing game specialist Jake Peetz and quarterbacks coach Zac Robinson watch their players during an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
Los Angeles Rams passing game specialist Jake Peetz and quarterbacks coach Zac Robinson watch their players during an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

The Seahawks added 15 more assistant coaches on Thursday, including offensive passing game coordinator Jake Peetz and seven position coaches: quarterbacks coach Charles London, receivers coach Frisman Jackson, defensive line coach Justin Hinds, running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu, safeties coach Jeff Howard, tight ends coach Mack Brown and outside linebackers coach Chris Partridge.

With the addition of the following 15 coaches this week, new Seahawks head coach Mike Macdonald and president of football operations/general manager John Schneider have now added 23 assistants to the 2024 coaching staff.

  • Mack Brown (tight ends)
  • Josh Bynes (defensive assistant/linebackers)
  • Rob Caprice (defensive intern)
  • Zak Hill (offensive assistant/quality control)
  • Justin Hinds (defensive line)
  • Jeff Howard (safeties)
  • Frisman Jackson (wide receivers)
  • Charles London (quarterbacks)
  • Brendan Nugent (assistant offensive line)
  • Quinshon Odom (offensive assistant/quality control-offensive line)
  • Chris Partridge (outside linebackers)
  • Jake Peetz (offensive passing game coordinator)
  • Nick Perry (defensive quality control)
  • Kennedy Polamalu (running backs)
  • Tyson Prince (assistant wide receivers)

Peetz joins the Seahawks after spending the past two seasons with the Los Angeles Rams, holding the title of pass game specialist last season. Before that, Peetz was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at LSU, and the quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers in 2020 after serving as the Panthers' running backs coach the previous season. Peetz' coaching career, which began at Santa Barbara City College in 2006, also includes stops at UCLA and Alabama in the college ranks, and with the Jaguars and Raiders in the NFL. Peetz also spent four years as a scout for the Jaguars from 2008-2011 before returning to coaching.

Peetz will be joined on the offensive coaching staff by London, who spent the 2023 season as the Titans' quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator, and who before that was the quarterbacks coach in Atlanta for two seasons. London also has experience as a running backs coach, having held that role for seven seasons with the Texans and Bears. London started his coaching career as a graduate assistant, and later running backs coach, at Duke, where he played as a running back.

Sticking with the offensive side of the ball, Jackson will be coaching receivers for his fourth NFL team, having spent the past two seasons with the Steelers, and before that the Panthers and Titans. Jackson also coached receivers for Baylor, Temple, NC State, Northern Illinois, Akron and Western Illinois in the college ranks.

Brown, meanwhile, will be coaching tight ends for the Seahawks after spending the past five seasons with the Jets. Brown was an offensive assistant the past three seasons, working with tight ends and receivers, and before that he spent two seasons as a defensive assistant, working primarily with linebackers. In the college ranks, Brown served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Missouri State for three seasons after one year as receivers coach, and prior to that he spent three seasons at Missouri as a graduate assistant.

Polamalu brings considerable experience coaching running backs, having held that same position for the Raiders, Vikings, Browns and Jaguars in the NFL, and for UCLA, USC, San Diego State and Colorado at the collegiate level. Polamalu, the uncle of Hall of Fame safety Troy Polamalu, has also been an offensive coordinator for USC (2010-2012) and UCLA (2016).

Howard will coach safeties for the Seahawks after spending last season as the linebackers coach for the Chargers. Prior to that he spent three seasons as Cleveland's defensive backs coach/passing game coordinator, and he got his NFL start as a defensive assistant with the Vikings from 2013-2019, having been hired by then-Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, who recently joined the Seahawks as assistant head coach. Howard began his coaching career at his alma mater, Odessa Permian High School of Friday Night Lights fame, then moved to the college ranks at Texas Tech for two seasons before joining the Vikings.

Hinds joins the Seahawks as defensive line coach after spending two seasons in Chicago as the Bears' assistant defensive line coach. He has a decade of college coaching experience, including time as defensive coordinator at Western Carolina, and as defensive line coach at Lafayette College and Central Michigan.

Partridge joins the Seahawks as outside linebackers coach after holding that same role at the University of Michigan in 2023. He was the co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Ole Miss for three season (2020-22) and before that spent five seasons at Michigan starting as the director of player personnel before later serving as special teams coordinator while also coaching safeties and linebackers at different points. While his time at Michigan didn't overlap with Macdonald, Partridge did work with new Seahawks special teams coordinator Jay Harbaugh.

Prince will be returning to Seattle having spent 2022 as an offensive quality control coach at the University of Washington under new Seahawks offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb, with whom he also worked at Fresno State. Last season, Prince was the offensive passing game coordinator and receivers coach at Sacramento State. Prince is the son of longtime NFL and college coach Robert Prince, who is currently the receivers coach for the Dallas Cowboys, and who spent one season as the Seahawks' receivers coach in 2009.

Bynes is beginning his coaching career after a 12-year playing career in which he appeared in 138 games, starting 82, including six seasons in Baltimore, three of which overlapped with Macdonald's time there, including Bynes' final season in which he started seven games for the 2022 Ravens with Macdonald as defensive coordinator.

Nugent brings with him two decades worth of coaching experience, most recently as the offensive line coach for the Chargers the past two seasons. Nugent was the offensive line coach for the Saints from 2015-21, and before that he was an offensive quality control coach for the Bears for two seasons. Nugent's coaching experience also includes stops in the college ranks at Iowa and College of William & Mary, as well as in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes.

Hill, who most recently led Saguaro High School to an Arizona state championship, has served as offensive coordinator at Arizona State and Boise State, and before that worked at Eastern Washington and Hillsboro High School in Oregon. A Battle Ground, Washington native, Hill played quarterback at Central Washington, passing for 8,882 yards and 76 touchdowns in his career, earning third-team All-American honors on the 2002 team that went 11-1 and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame.

Odom joins the Seahawks after two seasons in Green Bay, where he was a coaching assistant through the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship, his second role with the Packers having also worked in the player personnel department in 2018. Odom began his coaching career at Eastern Kentucky as a coaching intern, then moved on to Vanderbilt as a graduate assistant then quality control coach, followed by one season at the University of Texas as an offensive line graduate assistant.

Perry, a former safety at Alabama, spent 2015 on Baltimore's practice squad when Macdonald was in his second year coaching for the Ravens, then in 2017 he began his coaching career at Alabama as a graduate assistant, spending four years with the Crimson Tide, three of which overlapped with current Seahawks defensive passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach Karl Scott.

Caprice joins the Seahawks as a defensive intern after three seasons at the University of Tennessee as a defensive graduate assistant.

Seahawks head coach Mike Macdonald continues to build out his coaching staff for 2024 so check out who will be will leading the team next season. (02/28/24)

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