Peter Clay Carroll is the head coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He won the Super Bowl with the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII in February 2013. He is one of only three football coaches who have won both a Super Bowl and a college football national championship. Carroll played football for two years at the University of the Pacific before moving to the NFL.
About Pete Carroll in brief
Peter Clay Carroll is the head coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He is one of only three football coaches who have won both a Super Bowl and a college football national championship. Carroll played football for two years at the University of the Pacific before moving to the NFL. He was inducted into the Pacific Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. Carroll is married to Glena Kiffin, the mother of his two-year-old son Lane, who would later become head coach of the Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Volunteers, among other positions. He also has a son, Lane Carroll Jr., who is an assistant coach at Ohio State University. Carroll has been married to his wife, Glena, since 2007. He has two children, Lane and Glena Carroll, and a son-in-law, Pat Ruel, who is a head coach at Arkansas and Iowa State. Carroll’s son Lane is the defensive coordinator for the Seahawks’ Legion of Boom defense, which led the NFL in scoring defense four years in a row. Carroll won the Super Bowl with the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII in February 2013. He won six bowl games and a BCS National Championship Game during his time at USC. Carroll also won the Orange Bowl at Iowa State in 1978, and was a graduate assistant at Arkansas from 1977 to 1978. He played for the Honolulu Hawaiians of the World Football League at their training camp in Riverside but did not make the team due to shoulder problems combined with his small size. Carroll was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Pacific and earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1973.
He went on to work in the roofing industry in the Bay Area, selling roofing materials to make ends meet. He met his future wife, Monte, while working on Arkansas’ offensive line during the 1977 season. He moved on to Iowa State, where he was an assistant working on secondary under Earle Bruce. He then moved to Ohio State where he acted as an assistant in charge of the secondary under Bruce Earle, who later became Ohio State’s offensive coordinator. In 2008, Carroll was hired by the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks to be their head coach. The Seahawks have qualified for the playoffs nine times, clinched their division five times, and made two Super Bowl appearances, and won the franchise’s first title in Superbowl XLV III. In 2010, he was hired to lead the Seahawks to their second Super Bowl appearance. He became the first team to do so since the 1950s Cleveland Browns. He previously coached the New York Jets, New England Patriots, and the Tennessee Volunteers. He worked as a graduate coach at Pacific from 1973 to 1976. He started his head coaching career at University of California, Los Angeles. He later worked as the secondary coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks in 1977 and 1978. After the Razorbacks, he moved to the Iowa State University in 1979. In 1980, he became the secondary assistant for the Iowa City Cyclones, working with the wide receivers and secondary defenders. In 1981, he joined the coaching staff of the Ohio State Buckeyes.