Seattle Seahawks announce 4 changes to coaching staff


The Seattle Seahawks announced four coaching moves today, as their 2015 coaching staff is beginning to take shape.

Defensive backs coach Kris Richard has officially been promoted to defensive coordinator. This has been expected for some time now. Richard has done an awesome job getting the the most out of the Legion of Boom, and is very deserving of the promotion.

The Seahawks also their replacement for linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr., who left to become the defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders. They’re actually replacing Norton with two coaches.

The first is Mike Barrow, who come over from the University of Miami where he’s been the linebackers coach for the past eight seasons. It is his top assistant that is going to make headlines for joining the coaching staff.

Former Seahawks star linebacker Lofa Tatupu will make his coaching debut as Seattle’s assistant linebackers coaching in 2015. Tatupu was the type of player who profiles as a great coach. He was marginally athletic, but was extremely productive due to his knowledge of the game and his work ethic.

Also joining the coaching staff is Pete Carroll eldest son, Brennan. Carroll spent the last four seasons at the University of Miami. He was their national recruiting coordinator, as well as the tight ends coach for two seasons and the wide receivers coach for two seasons. It has not been announced what his role will be, other than that he will be an offensive assistant.

The Seahawks aren’t quite done rebuilding their coaching staff. They still need to add a defensive backs coach to replace Richard. Assistant defensive backs coach Marquand Manuel also left this offseason, becoming the defensive backs coach in Atlanta.

It is also still to be determined what Rocky Seto will be doing next year. He was the other coach who was being considered for DC, and can’t be happy about being passed over again.