Pete Carroll is set to assume the advisor role with the Seahawks.

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  • The Seahawks and Pete Carroll, who over the course of 14 seasons became the winningest coach in franchise history, have amicably agreed that his role will evolve from head coach to an advisor with the organization, Seahawks Chair Jody Allen announced on Wednesday.
  • ‘‘After thoughtful meetings and careful consideration for the best interest of the franchise, we have amicably agreed with Pete Carroll that his role will evolve from Head Coach to remain with the organization as an advisor, ‘‘Allen said in a statement.
  • ‘‘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.
  • ‘‘The move comes three days after the Seahawks finished the 2023 season with a 9-8 record but missed the playoffs for just the fourth time in 14 seasons since Carroll and general manager John Schneider took over in 2010.
  • Under Carroll, the Seahawks had a winning record in 11 of 14 seasons, reached the postseason 10 times and won five NFC West titles.
  • The 2013 team became the first in franchise history to win a Super Bowl, going 13-3 in the regular season before beating the Denver Broncos, who had the highest-scoring offense in NFL history, 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII.
  • Carroll took the Seahawks back to the Super Bowl the following year, making Seattle one of three teams this century to appear in consecutive Super Bowls along with New England and Kansas City.
  • Under Carroll, the Seahawks led the NFL in scoring defence for four consecutive seasons from 2012-2015, making them the only team in the Super Bowl era to accomplish that feat.
  • Carroll, who finishes his Seahawks coaching tenure with a 137-89-1 regular season record, was one two coaches, along with Bill Belichick, named to the NFL`s 2010s All-Decade Team.
  • He then spent nine seasons at USC, building the Trojans into one of the most successful college programs in history, winning two national championships and four Rose Bowl titles.
  • Before he had coached a game for the Seahawks, Carroll said in 2010 that one of his goals was to disprove the notion that ‘‘you can’t have fun coaching football at this level and still compete like crazy and win.
  • ‘‘There were plenty of skeptics at the time that such an approach would work for Carroll, but he spent the next decade-plus helping to build the Seahawks into one of the league’s model franchises.
  • ‘‘We’re a relationship-based organization, ‘‘ Carroll said last year.
  • We realize if we care for people and look after them, like you look after your children, then you’re going to give them their best chance to be as good as they can be.
  • ‘‘It’s based on relationships, but it’s really understanding how valuable it is to truly care for people, then making the environment as good as you can for them to challenge them as much as you can, having the highest of expectations for them, and going wherever you’ve got to go.
  • ‘‘As general manager John Schneider described it last year, ‘‘Pete’s culture is not a culture of just beating people down.
  • ‘‘That culture Carroll helped build in Seattle helped his players thrive as both people and players, creating an environment in which players felt truly cared for rather than just being cogs in a machine.


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