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Pete Carroll
Pete Carroll talking to a pro scout before a game.
Personal information
Date of birth September 15, 1951 (1951-09-15) (age 68)
Place of birth San Francisco, California
Career information
Position(s) Head Coach
College Pacific
Career highlights
Awards See Below
Head coaching record
Regular season 47–49
Postseason 2–3
Career record NCAA: 83–19*
Bowl Games: 6–2*
Coaching stats Pro Football Reference
Coaching stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a player
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
Iowa State (SC)
Ohio State (SC)
North Carolina State (DC)
Pacific (OC)
Buffalo Bills (DB)
Minnesota Vikings (DB)
New York Jets (DC)
New York Jets  
San Francisco 49ers (DC)
New England Patriots  
Seattle Seahawks  

Peter Clay Carroll (born September 15, 1951, in San Francisco, California) is the head coach and of the Seattle Seahawks, a National Football League team. He used to coach for the New York Jets, New England Patriots and the University of Southern California football team.

In his time at USC, the Trojans went to two BCS Bowl games, winning the National Championship in 2004 and winning the Pacific-10 Conference football title seven years in a row from 2002 to 2008. The 2004 BCS title was taken away from the team in 2010, but USC kept its 2003 and 2004 AP National Championships.

Early life

Carroll went to Redwood High School in Larkspur, California. Carroll played in three sports: football (playing quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back), basketball and baseball. Carroll won the school's Athlete of the Year award in 1969.


After high school, Carroll went to junior college (a two-year college) at College of Marin, where he played football for two years before changing schools to the University of the Pacific. At Pacific, Carroll played the free safety position for two years.

After graduation, Carroll tried out for the Honolulu Hawaiians of the World Football League, but did not make the team because of shoulder problems. To make money, he found a job selling roofing materials in the Bay Area, but he found he was not good at it and soon moved on; it would be his only non-football-related job.

Head coaching record

National Football League

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
NYJ 1994 6 10 0 .375 5th in AFC East
NYJ Total 6 10 0 .375 - - -
NE 1997 10 6 0 .625 1st in AFC East 1 1 .500 Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers in AFC Divisional Game.
NE 1998 9 7 0 .563 4th in AFC East 0 1 .000 Lost to Jacksonville Jaguars in AFC Wild-Card Game.
NE 1999 8 8 0 .500 5th in AFC East
NE Total 27 21 0 .563 1 2 .333
SEA 2010 4 3 0 .571 1st in NFC West - - -
SEA Total 4 3 0 .571 - - - -
Total 37 34 0 .521 1 2 .333

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