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DAVE CANALES WIDE RECEIVERS SEAHAWKS EXPERIENCE: 7TH YEAR NFL EXPERIENCE: 7TH YEAR Named to Seattle’s coaching staff on February 4, 2010, Canales entered the NFL after one season as USC’s offensive administrative assistant in 2009. He was promoted to wide receivers coach prior to the 2015 season after the retirement of Kippy Brown. Canales’ top-three receivers in 2015 (Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Tyler Lockett) ranked in the top-10 in highest target to reception ratio in the NFL. Baldwin became Seattle’s fi rst 1,000-yard receiver since Bobby Engram in 2007 and led the NFL with 14 touchdown receptions, also a franchise-record. Kearse recorded career-highs in receptions, yards and touchdowns while Lockett’s 51 receptions tied Baldwin for the fi fth-most in franchise history by a rookie. In addition to his quality control responsibilities of video study of opponents, self-scouting, playbook production, and assisting offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell from 2010-12, Canales added assistant quarterback coaching duties during Seattle’s Super Bowl-winning 2013 season, and 2014, where he worked with coach Carl Smith. Prior to USC, he coached quarterbacks at El Camino College from 2006-08. A graduate of Azusa Pacifi c, he earned his degree in business administration. Born May 7, 1981, in Carson, Calif., Dave and his wife, Lizzy, have two children, Ashby and Benjamin. CHRIS CARLISLE HEAD STRENGTH & CONDITIONING SEAHAWKS EXPERIENCE: 7TH YEAR NFL EXPERIENCE: 7TH YEAR After nine years as USC’s head strength and conditioning coach, Carlisle joined Seattle in the same capacity on February 4, 2010. Carlisle oversees the Super Bowl XLVIII champion’s weight room and the overall physical development of the team, helping its movement be effi cient as possible. He was named the 2006 National Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society. USC played in the 2001 Las Vegas Bowl, 2003 Orange Bowl, 2004 Rose Bowl, 2005 Orange Bowl (BCS Championship Game), 2006 Rose Bowl (BCS Championship Game), 2007 Rose Bowl, 2008 Rose Bowl, 2009 Rose Bowl and 2009 Emerald Bowl during his tenure. He came to USC from the University of Tennessee, where he was the associate head strength and conditioning coach for three years (1998-2000). The Volunteers football team won the 1998 BCS Championship Game and Southeastern Conference championship. While coaching at Tennessee, Carlisle learned he had Hodgkin’s Disease in December of 2000 and began radiation treatments. He was hired by USC in February of 2001, kept his illness a secret except to Trojans Head Coach Pete Carroll, continued treatments in Ten nessee and at USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital, then doctors told him in the summer of 2001 that the cancer was in remission. He informed the USC players of his ordeal at the start of fall 2001 camp. He was one of 17 nominees for the 2003 Most Courageous Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America and was one of 11 nominees for the 2005 award. Carlisle began his career as the head football coach and strength coach at Dodge (Neb.) High in 1985. He then spent six seasons (1986-91) as an offensive line coach and strength coach at Blytheville (Ark.) High. He next was a strength and conditioning graduate assistant coach at Arkansas for two years (1992-93) before becoming the head football coach and strength coach at Subiaco (Ark.) Academy, a college prep school, for four seasons (1993-96). He spent 1997 as an offensive line coach and strength coach at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, winning the NJCAA national championship that season. ASSISTANT COACHES 46


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