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  • 10 seasons as head coach of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, winning one Super Bowl, two NFC championships, four division titles, and seven playoff appearances.

  • 9 seasons as head coach of the USC Trojans, leading his teams to a 97-19 record, seven straight Pac-10 titles, and two national championships. He was named college football’s coach of the decade in 2009.

  • 45 total seasons of NFL and collegiate coaching experience.

  • One of three coaches to win a Super Bowl and college football national championship.

  • Author of the New York Times bestseller “Win Forever.”

  • Co-founder of Compete to Create, a mindset training company that works with businesses to develop high-performing teams and individuals within their companies.

  • Co-founder of the Performance Science Institute, a program in USC’s Marshall School of Business that enables students to understand psychology, emotion, and leadership, with the goal of optimizing individual mindset and creating a culture of high performance in organizations.

  • Co-founder of A Better LA and A Better Seattle, initiatives that aim to reduce youth and gang violence through an innovative collaborative model.

  • Spearheaded WE Day’s first foray into the U.S. in 2013 when the annual stadium-sized event came to Seattle and launched a year-long educational program that supports, empowers, and equips youth to take action on the local and global issues they care about. Since the inaugural event, WE Day has impacted hundreds of thousands of students in the Pacific Northwest and expanded into five other American cities.

2019

June 10, 2019

2019

The oldest coach in the NFL — yet arguably the most youthful — is in his 10th season as Seahawks head coach. He’s one of three coaches to have won both a Super Bowl and a college football national championship.

2018

June 10, 2018

The Seahawks went 10-6 and made it to the playoffs for the seventh time in Carroll’s nine seasons in Seattle.

2017

June 10, 2017

2017

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.

2016

June 10, 2016

The Seahawks went 10-5-1 and returned to the divisional round of the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

2015

June 10, 2015

The Seahawks went 10-6 and led the NFL in scoring defense (fewest points allowed) for the fourth consecutive year, the first time a team had achieved that in modern NFL history.

2014

June 10, 2014

2014

Coached the Seahawks to a second consecutive NFC championship and second straight Super Bowl appearance following a 12-4 season.

2013

June 10, 2013

2013

Coached the Seahawks to a 13-3 record and their first Super Bowl win in franchise history following a 43-8 victory over the Broncos, the NFL’s most prolific offense of all-time.

2013

June 10, 2013

2013

Co-founded Compete to Create, an online and live educational platform designed to help individuals and organizations find their best.

2013

June 10, 2013

2013

Spearheaded efforts to bring to the U.S. for the first time WE Day, an annual stadium-sized event coupled with a 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. WE Day and its programs have since reached dozens of cities around the world and impacted millions of youth.

2012

June 10, 2012

The Seahawks went 11-5, marking their first of five consecutive 10-plus-win seasons.

2011

June 10, 2011

2011

Through a partnership with the YMCA of Greater Seattle’s Alive and Free program, A Better Seattle was founded using a similar model to the one that had been developed by A Better LA, bringing together outreach workers, law enforcement, community members, and business leaders to assist youth impacted by violence, gangs, and the juvenile justice system.

2010

June 10, 2010

Hired by the Seahawks, who would go to the playoffs and defeat the defending Super Bowl-champion Saints in a memorable game that would cause the 12s to create an earthquake. Published Win Forever, a New York Times bestseller.

2009

June 10, 2009

2009

Coached his final season at USC after going 97-19 in nine seasons with the Trojans. He was named “Coach of the Decade” by Lindy’s.

2008

June 10, 2008

2008

Led the Trojans to their third consecutive Rose Bowl win, a seventh straight top-4 finish in the polls, and a seventh 11-win season in a row, three feats that had never been done before in the history of college football.

2007

June 10, 2007

Finished the year with an 11-2 record, a 49-17 victory in the Rose Bowl, and a No. 2 spot in the final rankings.

2006

June 10, 2006

Coached the Trojans to an 11-2 record, a 32-18 win in the Rose Bowl over Michigan, and a top-4 finish in the AP poll for the fifth consecutive season.

2005

June 10, 2005

2005

Won 34 consecutive games over three seasons, including an improbable and memorable comeback win at Notre Dame.

2004

June 10, 2004

2004

Led the Trojans to a 13-0 record and a second consecutive national championship thanks to a historic 55-19 victory over Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl.

2003

June 10, 2003

2003

Won the first of two national championships at USC after a 12-1 season and a Rose Bowl win.

2003

June 10, 2003

2003

Helped unite community members and law enforcement to form A Better LA, a groundbreaking collaborative model that elevated community members who had navigated gangs and the justice system to help save lives of the next generation and promote peaceful solutions in Los Angeles.

2002

June 10, 2002

2002

After a 3-2 start, the Trojans went on to win 8 straight games, including a 48-17 victory in the Orange Bowl. The season marked the first of an unprecedented seven consecutive conference titles for USC and three Heisman Trophy winners in the span of the next four seasons for the Trojans.

2001

June 10, 2001

In his first season at USC, the Trojans started 2-5 before finishing the regular season with a four-game win streak, earning a berth in the Las Vegas Bowl.

2000

June 10, 2000

Took a year away from football to spend time with his family, write a weekly column for CNNSI.com, and do some soul searching. The year served as a renaissance for Carroll and laid the foundation for his “Always Compete” philosophy that would be born at USC and live on in Seattle.

1997

June 10, 1997

1997

Became head coach of the New England Patriots, where he would go to the playoffs twice in three seasons before being relieved of his duties with a 27-21 record.

1995-96

June 10, 1996

1995-96

Packed up and moved to San Francisco to be defensive coordinator of the 49ers for two seasons.

1994

June 10, 1994

1994

Hired as head coach of the New York Jets, his first-ever head coaching job. It didn’t last long, as Carroll was fired less than a year later after going 6-10.

1984

June 10, 1984

1984

Got his first foray into the NFL as a defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills. Over the next nine seasons, Carroll would also serve as an assistant coach for the Vikings under Bud Grant and for the New York Jets.

1977

June 10, 1977

1977

Became a graduate assistant at Arkansas under Lou Holtz, making $182 per month. Carroll would go on to four different college jobs over the next seven years, including stops at Iowa State, Ohio State, NC State, and back at Pacific.

1976

June 10, 1976

Graduated with a master’s degree in physical education from Pacific. As a graduate student, he took several classes about human psychology, opening up his perspective to the power of the mind.

1973

June 10, 1973

Started his coaching career as a graduate assistant under Chester Caddas at Pacific, where he would coach for the next four seasons.

1972

June 10, 1972

After a shoulder injury led to a failed tryout for the Honolulu Hawaiians of the World Football League, Carroll started his post-college professional career as a salesman for a roofing materials company. He promptly quit after he discovered he not only didn’t like it, he also wasn’t very good at it.

1971-72

June 10, 1971

1971-72

Transferred to Pacific and played defensive back for the Tigers, earning all-conference honors following both seasons.

1969-70

June 10, 1970

1969-70

Enrolled at College of Marin, playing football both years before receiving a scholarship offer to play at nearby University of the Pacific.

1969

September 9, 1969

1969

Graduated from Redwood High School in Larkspur, California after starring in three sports (football, basketball, and baseball) and earning Athlete of the Year honors in 1969.

September 15, 1951

September 15, 1951

Born in San Francisco, the son of Jim and Rita Carroll and the youngest of two boys.

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