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Seahawks Announce 2018 Coaching Staff

The Seahawks have hired six new coaches and named three coaches to new position titles.

Renton, Wash. -The Seahawks have hired six new coaches and named three coaches to new position titles, the team announced today.

Joining defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr., offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and offensive line coach Mike Solari, who were announced last month, are Jethro Franklin (assistant defensive line), Larry Izzo (assistant special teams) and Steve Shimko (offensive assistant).

Franklin brings 27 years of coaching experience to the Seahawks, including 11 years of NFL experience with Green Bay, Tampa Bay, Houston and Oakland. He re-joins Norton, Jr. in Seattle after spending the last three seasons (2015-17) as the Oakland Raiders defensive line coach. He played seven games in his NFL career, all with Seattle in 1989, and recorded 13 tackles.

Izzo begins his first season on the Seahawks staff after spending the last seven seasons as an NFL coach following a 14-year playing career, winning three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. He was the Houston Texans special teams coordinator the previous two seasons.

Shimko joins Seattle after two seasons (2016-17) as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Garden City (Kan.) Community College where he won the NJACC National Championship in his first season. Prior to Garden City, he spent one season each at the University of Georgia (2015), where he worked alongside Schottenheimer, Western Michigan (2014) and his alma mater, Rutgers (2013).

Seattle Seahawks Coaching Staff (new coaching titles in italics)

Pete Carroll                       Executive Vice President of Football Operations/Head Coach

Ken Norton, Jr.                 Defensive Coordinator

Brian Schottenheimer       Offensive Coordinator

Dave Canales                    Quarterbacks

Chris Carlisle                    Head Strength & Conditioning

Brennan Carroll                 Assistant Offensive Line

Nate Carroll                      Wide Receivers

Andre Curtis                     Defensive Backs

Tom Donatell                    Quality Control/Defense

Jethro Franklin                  Assistant Defensive Line

Mondray Gee                    Assistant Strength & Conditioning

John Glenn                        Assistant Linebackers

Will Harriger                     Quality Control/Offense/Assistant Quarterbacks

Clint Hurtt                        Defensive Line

Larry Izzo                         Assistant Special Teams

Pat McPherson                  Tight Ends

Chad Morton                     Running Backs

Pat Ruel                            Assistant Offensive Line

Brian Schneider                Special Teams Coordinator

Steve Shimko                    Offensive Assistant

Carl Smith                         Associate Head Coach

Mike Solari                       Offensive Line

Nick Sorensen                   Secondary

Jamie Yanchar                  Assistant Strength & Conditioning      

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