Pete Carroll will no longer be the Seattle Seahawks head coach, and instead serve in an advisory role with the franchise, owner Jody Allen announced Wednesday.
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The winningest coach in team history, Carroll, 72, said he intended to return for the 2024 season. Seattle went 9-8 this year, failing to make the playoffs.
In a statement, Allen said the move was “in the best interest of the franchise.”
“Pete is the winningest coach in Seahawks history, brought the city its first Super Bowl title, and created a tremendous impact over the past 14 years on the field and in the community,” said Allen, the sister of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. “His expertise in leadership and building a championship culture will continue as an integral part of our organization moving forward.”
Hired by the Seahawks in 2010, Carroll went 147-98-1, capturing Seattle’s first Super Bowl victory in 2013. The team made the playoffs in 10 of this 14 seasons, winning two NFC championships and the NFC West five times.
After a forgettable stint as the head coach of the New York Jets and three seasons at the helm in New England, Carroll found tremendous success at the collegiate level. He won two national championships at USC, where he coached two Heisman Trophy winners — Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart. (Reggie Bush relinquished his 2005 trophy.) Under Carroll, the Trojans spent 33 consecutive weeks atop the AP Top 25 poll.