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Carroll out as coach of Seahawks, moving to advisory role

By Sports Desk January 10, 2024

Pete Carroll is no longer the coach of the Seattle Seahawks.

After 14 seasons as the team's coach, the 72-year-old is moving into an advisory role with the organisation.

"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 organisation as an advisor,” the team said in a statement.

The Seahawks made the announcement on Wednesday, three days after the team concluded the season with a 21-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals. They finished the year 9-8, and would've made the play-offs had the Green Bay Packers lost to the Chicago Bears in Week 18.

As the coach of Seattle since 2010, Carroll led the Seahawks to the franchise's only Super Bowl title, two conference championships, five division crowns and 10 play-off berths. Overall, he went 137-89-1 with Seattle.

Although he is the winningest coach in franchise history, the Seahawks missed the play-offs in two of the last three seasons, and have only advanced to the divisional round of the post-season once in the last seven years.

He had prior NFL coaching stops with the New York Jets and New England Patriots, and his 170 career wins are tied with Tom Coughlin and Mike Shanahan for the 14th most in NFL history.

"His expertise in leadership and building a championship culture will continue as an integral part of our organisation moving forward," the statement read. "Pete will always be a beloved member of the Seahawks family.”

 

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