Pete Carroll is no longer the head coach with the Seattle Seahawks as reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Seattle Seahawks almost immediately confirmed the report in a statement from Seahawks chairperson that stated the organization owes a lot to Carroll but that there will be a change.
Pete Carroll has been the head coach for 14 years in Seattle. In that time, the Seahawks have made the playoffs 10 times. The Seahawks have missed the playoffs in two of the last three seasons, however.
Carroll took over a team in 2010 that was diminishing ever since a Super Bowl appearance in the 2005 season. In just a few years, Carroll led the team to its first Super Bowl victory and then went back to the Super Bowl the following season. Since 2014, however, Seattle has been battling to get back to championship-level but with ever-decreasing chances.
Seattle Seahawks will need a new head coach moving forward after Pete Carroll move
Carroll will give a press conference today and will likely give more information on the change. That he is giving a press conference leads one to logically think he either stepped down on his own accord or came to a mutual understanding with Jody Allen on what hopefully is best for the future of the franchise.
Carroll will remain in an advisory role with the organization. He is also Vice President of Football Operations and there is no word on whether he will continue in that facet. That role could also fill his advisory role with the team.
Carroll's departure also likely means that there likely will be coordinator changes for the Seahawks. Defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt needed to be let go anyway as the defense has been putrid the last couple of years under his watch. Offensive coordinator Shane Waldron has been inconsistent and a change at OC is probably best for the Seahawks as well.