|Pete Carroll talking to a pro scout before a game.|
|Date of birth||September 15, 1951|
|Place of birth||San Francisco, California|
|Career record||NCAA: 83–19*
Bowl Games: 6–2*
|Coaching stats||Pro Football Reference|
|Team(s) as a player|
|Team(s) as a coach/administrator|
|Iowa State (SC)
Ohio State (SC)
North Carolina State (DC)
Buffalo Bills (DB)
Minnesota Vikings (DB)
New York Jets (DC)
New York Jets
San Francisco 49ers (DC)
New England Patriots
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[change | edit source]
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.
College[change | edit source]
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[change | edit source]
National Football League[change | edit source]
|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||–||–||–||–|
|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||–||–||–||–|
|SEA||2010||4||3||0||.571||1st in NFC West||-||-||-||–|
References[change | edit source]
- Before sanctions, 97–19, as a result of 14 wins vacated by 2010 NCAA sanctions.
- Before sanctions 7–2, as a result of one bowl win vacated by 2010 NCAA sanctions.
- Chris Dufresne (June 11, 2010). "USC will keep 2004 AP championship". Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jun/11/sports/la-sp-usc-ap-20100612. Retrieved October 16, 2010.
- Adam Rose (April 8, 2009). "Pete Carroll: The high school years". The Los Angeles Times. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2009/04/pete-carroll-the-high-school-years.html. Retrieved October 16, 2010.
- Jason Anderson (August 02, 2006). "Pete's party began at Pacific". Record.com. http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060802/SPORTS/608020326/1004. Retrieved October 16, 2010.
- Mike Sager (September 11, 2009). "Big Balls Pete Carroll". Esquire magazine. http://www.esquire.com/features/pete-carroll-1009. Retrieved October 16, 2010.
- Pete Carroll NFL Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks – Pro-Football-Reference.com