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He began his coaching career at the collegiate level, serving as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Pacifi c, for three years (1974-76), working with the wide receivers and secondary. He then spent a season as a graduate assistant working with the secondary at Arkansas (1977) under Lou Holtz as the Razorbacks won the 1978 Orange Bowl, and then a season each as an assistant in charge of the secondary at Iowa State (1978) and at Ohio State (1979). He next spent three seasons (1980- 82) as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at North Carolina State, before returning to Pacifi c in 1983 as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator. Carroll was a two-time (1971-72) All-Pacifi c Coast Conference free safety at Pacifi c and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1973 in business administration. He received his secondary teaching credential and a master’s degree in physical education from Pacifi c in 1976. He was inducted into the Pacifi c Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. He was a three-sport (football, basketball and baseball) standout at Redwood High in Larkspur, Calif., earning the school’s Athlete of the Year award as a senior. He played quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back. He was inducted into the inaugural Redwood High Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. He then played football at Marin Junior College in Kentfi eld, Calif., from 1969-70 before transferring to Pacifi c. In 2003, he helped develop “A Better L.A.,” a non-profi t group consisting of a consortium of local agencies and organizations working to reduce gang violence by empowering change in individuals and communities. In the spring of 2009, he received the Crystal Heart Award from the USC School of Social Work for his involvement with “A Better L.A.,” and the Pete Carroll Scholarship was established for students pursuing graduate study in the school. He received the Courageous Leadership Award from Women Against Gun Violence in 2005. In the fall of 2008, he helped organize “L.A. Live- Peace 08,” a march and rally at the Coliseum to promote gang intervention and non-violence in Los Angeles. He has taken this model and created “A Better Seattle,” in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Seattle and the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative to prevent violence in Seattle and South King County. It was launched on September 15, 2011. Carroll also spearheaded the efforts to bring “We Day,” a star-studded pep rally event to inspire children to make an impact to the world, to the United States for the fi rst time when it came to Seattle in March 2013. The day-long event fi lled KeyArena with more than 15,000 high school students and included celebrity speakers and performers including Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Macklemore, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Sheen and more. The one-of-a-kind event, which has been in eight Canadian cities since 2008 and will expand across the U.S. and in to England, returns annually to Seattle. Carroll was born on September 15 in San Francisco. He and his wife, Glena, who played volleyball at Pacifi c, have three children, sons Brennan (married to Amber), who played tight end at Delaware and Pittsburgh, Nate, and daughter Jaime (married to Mike), who played on the Women of Troy’s volleyball team that competed in the 2000 NCAA Final Four. The couple also has four grandchildren. CARROLL’S NFL HEAD COACHING RECORD Year Team W L T Pct. Finish 1994 N.Y. Jets 6 10 0 .375 5th, AFC East 1997 New England 10 6 0 .625 1st, AFC East Wild Card victory vs. Miami, 17-3 Divisional Playoff loss at Pittsburgh, 7-6 1998 New England 9 7 0 .563 4th, AFC East Wild Card loss at Jacksonville, 25-10 1999 New England 8 8 0 .500 T4th, AFC East 2010 Seattle 7 9 0 .438 1st, NFC West Wild Card victory vs. New Orleans, 41-36 Divisional Playoff loss at Chicago, 35-24 2011 Seattle 7 9 0 .438 3rd, NFC West 2012 Seattle 11 5 0 .688 2nd, NFC West Wild Card victory at Washington, 24-14 Divisional Playoff loss at Atlanta, 30-28 2013 Seattle 13 3 0 .813 1st, NFC West Divisional Playoff victory vs. New Orleans, 23-15 NFC Championship victory vs. San Francisco, 23-17 Super Bowl XLVIII victory vs. Denver, 43-8 2014 Seattle 12 4 0 .750 1st, NFC West Divisional Playoff victory vs. Carolina, 31-17 NFC Championship victory vs. Green Bay, 28-22 (ot) Super Bowl XLIX loss vs. New England, 28-24 2015 Seattle 10 6 0 .625 2nd, NFC West Wild Card victory at Minnesota, 10-9 Divisional Playoff loss at Carolina, 31-24 Reg. Season (10 Yrs.) 93 67 0 .581 Postseason (7 Yrs.) 9 6 0 .600 Combined Record 102 73 0 .583 36


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