750 The Game Staff
Jody Allen, chair of the Seattle Seahawks, released a statement on Wednesday shortly after the news reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Pete Carroll is expected to be out as head coach of the Seahawks but could stay with the franchise in a different role.
The statement confirms Carroll will remain with the Seahawks as an advisor but will not be the team’s head coach after fourteen seasons.
“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 organization as an advisor,” Allen said in the statement.
“Pete is the winningest coach in Seahawks history, brought the city its first Super Bowl title, and created a tremendous impact over the past 14 years on the field and in the community. His expertise in leadership and building a championship culture will continue as an integral part of our organization moving forward. Pete will always be a beloved member of the Seahawks family.”
Carroll led the franchise to 10 playoff appearances over 14 seasons as head coach. The team went 9-8 in each of the last two seasons but failed to make the playoffs in 2023 after being a wild card team the previous season.
Carroll is the winningest head coach in Seahawks history with 137 wins, 89 losses and one tie. He led the Seahawks to consecutive NFC Championships in 2013 and 2014 and a victory in Super Bowl 48, the only Super Bowl win in franchise history.
Carroll came to the Seahawks in 2010 after a nine year run as head coach of the USC Trojans that included a pair of NCAA National Championships.
Statement from Jody Allen – Chair, Seattle Seahawks pic.twitter.com/RNUZvF6Vgp
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