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  • Writer's pictureTheo Penbrook

Pete Carroll Ends Historic 14-Season Run as Seahawks Head Coach, Shifts to Advisory Role

In a significant shift within the NFL coaching landscape, Pete Carroll, after a remarkable 14 seasons, is stepping down as the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Carroll, who led the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl victory, will remain with the organization in an advisory role.

Carroll's Legacy in Seattle

Carroll's tenure with the Seahawks has been nothing short of extraordinary. Appointed head coach in 2010, he amassed a 137-89-1 record, ranking fifth in wins over that period. Under his guidance, the Seahawks soared to new heights with two Super Bowl appearances, including a dominant victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. Carroll's era was defined by the formidable "Legion of Boom" defense, which contributed significantly to their Super Bowl win and sustained success​​​​.

The End of an Era

Carroll's decision to step down follows a season where the Seahawks narrowly missed the playoffs, finishing with a 9-8 record. At 72 years old, Carroll was the oldest head coach in the NFL. His move to an advisory role marks the end of an influential coaching period in Seattle and the NFL at large.

Future Prospects for the Seahawks

As Carroll transitions to his new role, the Seahawks face a pivotal moment. They are expected to seek a head coach who can build upon Carroll's legacy while navigating the team through its current phase of rebuilding. The search is likely to include candidates with a strong vision for the team's future, possibly including Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, a former assistant under Carroll​​.

Pete Carroll's impact on the Seattle Seahawks and the NFL will be long remembered. His transition to an advisory role ensures that his expertise and experience will continue to benefit the Seahawks. As the team embarks on a new chapter, Carroll's legacy as a transformative coach and leader will undoubtedly remain a guiding force.

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