So you think you know Seahawks coach Pete Carroll? Maybe as many 12s are starting to think Seattle needs to find a new coach it is time to remind ourselves how much success has brought to our favorite team.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll grew up in San Francisco, California raised in Greenbrae, California. his high school story is interesting, inspiring because his lack of physical growth as a teenager caused him frustration in high school sports weighing just 110 pounds as an incoming freshman. He was required to bring a special doctor’s clearance in order to try out for football.
Pete continued to work hard, not giving up, he was eventually a multi-sport star in football. Pete Carroll played quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back. Also played basketball, baseball where he eventually earned the school’s Athlete of the Year honors. Coach Pete Carroll was inducted into the charter class of the Redwood High School Athletic Hall Of Fame.
Pete Carroll has been the Seahawks best coach in franchise history
Pete Carroll attended junior college nearby College of Marin where Pete played football for two years. Then he transferred to the University of the Pacific where Carroll played free safety for two years with the Tigers earning All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference honors.
Pete Carroll tried out for the Honolulu Hawaiians of the World Football League after graduation but did not make the team due to shoulder problems. This did not stop Carroll from giving up by getting opportunities coaching football in different places and having tons of experience before the Seattle Seahawks job.
Carroll’s career with the Seahawks
Pete Carroll got to coach in all kinds of unique colleges, NFL teams throughout his career being a graduate assistant, secondary coordinator, defensive coordinator, defensive backs coach, Head Coach with Jets, Patriots and USC before the Seahawks job.
In 2010 Pete Carroll took over for Coach Jim Mora in Seattle as they agreed to a five-year contract. Pete Carroll’s first season as head coach he turned around the Seahawks starting 4-2. Moving forward to the 2012 season where they drafted franchise quarterback Russell Wilson which is a perfect fit with coach Pete Carroll finished 11-5 in Wilson’s rookie season. In 2013, they won the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos 43-8.
Pete Carroll is the perfect coach for the Seahawks that they were looking for, he has meant a lot to the city, team and fans. Everyone needs to know about his story and how he never gave up.