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DAVE CANALES WIDE RECEIVERS SEAHAWKS EXPERIENCE: 8TH YEAR NFL EXPERIENCE: 8TH 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 leads a group of wide receivers that were instrumental in winning Super Bowl XLVIII, the 2014 NFC Championship and appearing in five-consecutive postseasons. He prides himself on the toughness and “whatever it takes” mentality that the group has shared with the offense, team, organization and the 12s. He was an assistant strength coach and video assistant at USC in 2009, the year the Trojans played in the Emerald Bowl. He came to USC from El Camino (Calif.) College, where he was the tight ends coach and special teams coordinator, coaching quarterbacks in his final season (2006-08). The Warriors football team won the California Community College State Championship in 2006 and won the Mission Conference twice during his tenure. While coaching at El Camino College, Canales forged an invaluable relationship with Pete Carroll and the USC staff through working as a part-time coach at the annual Pete Carroll football camps. Canales began his career as the head frosh/soph football coach and offensive coordinator at his alma mater Carson High from 2004-05. The Colts won the Marine League championship both seasons. He played wide receiver at Azusa Pacific University from 1999-2003 and was a two-time captain. He earned his degree in business administration in 2003. Canales was a three-sport athlete at Carson High playing football, baseball and track. He was recognized as a scholarathlete with a 4.08 GPA. Born on May 7, 1981, in Harbor City, Calif., David and his wife, Lizzy, have three children, Ashby, Benjamin and Beatrice. CHRIS CARLISLE HEAD STRENGTH & CONDITIONING SEAHAWKS EXPERIENCE: 8TH YEAR NFL EXPERIENCE: 8TH 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 efficient 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 Tennessee 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. 49


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