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