Kerry Joseph enters his first season as assistant quarterbacks after spending one season as assistant wide receivers (2021), and offensive assistant/running backs (2020). Joseph joined the Seahawks coaching staff on July 27, 2020, following four years coaching at the college level and a 19-year professional football career (1996-2014). He most recently served as the passing game coordinator/running backs coach for SE Louisiana State (2019).
Joseph opened his coaching career at his alma mater, McNeese State, where he spent three seasons as co-offensive coordinator (2016-18). In 2016 and 2017, his duties included working with the team's wide receivers, while he coached quarterbacks in 2018. He also served training camp internships with the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
A native of New Iberia, La., he joined the coaching ranks after a near two-decade professional career that saw him play in the NFL, CFL, NFL Europe and World League.
He spent the majority of his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks (1998-01), playing in 56 games with 14 starts at safety from 1998-01. He posted 143 tackles, one sack and three interceptions in his four-year NFL career.
Following his time in the NFL, Joseph spent his playing career in Canada, excelling as a quarterback. During the 2007 season as a member of the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders, he was named the CFL's Outstanding Player, helping the Roughriders to their third Grey Cup in club history.
As a quarterback at McNeese State from 1992-95, Joseph led the Cowboys to 41 wins and three Southland Conference titles as a starter. During his time under center, McNeese won its first playoff game in school history (1992) and advanced to the national semifinals for the first time in 1995.
The Southland Conference and Louisiana Player of the Year as a senior, Joseph helped that 1995 Cowboys squad to a 13-1 record, as McNeese spent the majority of the season ranked No. 1 nationally. A 2012 Southland Conference Hall of Honor inductee and a member of the McNeese Sports Hall of Fame, Joseph threw for 7,874 yards and a school record 67 touchdown passes during his four years in Lake Charles.
Joseph was born on October, 4, 1973.