One of only three coaches to win a Super Bowl and college football national championship, Pete Carroll is in his ninth year as head coach and executive vice president of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, following one of the most successful runs in the college football history while at USC. With his unique “Always Compete” philosophy and approach, Carroll has a combined 44 years of highly decorated NFL and collegiate coaching experience.
So far in his eight seasons with the Seahawks, Carroll has guided Seattle to two Super Bowl appearances, four NFC West division titles, and six playoff berths, including one of the most dominant performances in Super Bowl history — a 43-8 victory in 2014 over the Broncos, the NFL’s most prolific offense of all time.
During his nine years at USC, Carroll led teams that went 97-19, captured seven straight Pac-10 titles, and won two national championships. He was named college football’s coach of the decade in 2009.
Carroll has 24 years of NFL coaching experience and 20 years of collegiate coaching experience, but he’s also widely known for his passion for the community. In the last two decades, he founded A Better LA and A Better Seattle, initiatives that aim to reduce youth and gang violence through an innovative collaborative model. In 2013, Carroll led the charge to bring to the U.S. for the first time WE Day, an annual stadium-sized event with world-renowned speakers and performers coupled with year-long program that supports, empowers, and equips youth with educational resources and campaigns to take action on the local and global issues they care about.
In 2010, Carroll published “Win Forever,” a New York Times best-selling book that articulated his philosophy, culture, and approach to coaching and leadership.
Carroll also has a heart for sharing his philosophy and approach with businesspeople, as he co-founded Compete to Create, a high-performance mindset platform that provides executives and employees of Fortune 500 companies with training to develop high-performing individuals and teams.
In addition, Carroll also co-created the Performance Science Institute at USC’s Marshall School of Business. The performance science minor enables students to understand psychology, emotion, and leadership, with the goal of optimizing individual mindset and creating a culture of high performance in organizations.