The Seattle Seahawks officially hired Shane Waldron and Andy Dickerson on Friday as the team’s new offensive coordinator and running game coordinator, respectively.
Head coach Pete Carroll spoke glowingly about Waldron in particular.
“We are really excited to bring Shane Waldron to the Seahawks,” Carroll said, via Seahawks.com. “His creative and competitive approach to the game will bring out the best in our players and coaches. Shane also brings great knowledge and insight about our division. His vision for the future, along with the caliber of players on our offense, made him a must get for us.”
Seahawk fans are obviously hoping that Waldron works out. He’s the fourth OC under Carroll since he took over as Seahawks coach in 2010.
As for Dickerson, he spent the last nine years with the LA Rams as their assistant offensive line coach. He becomes Seattle’s running game coordinator after Bennett Carroll (Pete’s son) left to become the University of Arizona’s offensive coordinator.
Adding Dickerson helps Carroll start to fulfill his “run the ball more effectively” goal, which he said he wants to improve during his end-of-season press conference.
“We are fortunate to be able to add Andy Dickerson as our run game coordinator,” Carroll said. “He has worked with Shane for many years and that continuity will be an integral factor in the transition process.
“They [Waldron and Dickerson], together with our staff, will work to capture the many strengths we have developed over the years and expand the explosive ability that Russell (Wilson) and crew have afforded us.”
Waldron and Dickerson were college teammates at Tufts University before they started coaching.