July 23, 2020
The oldest coach in the NFL — yet arguably the most youthful — is in his 11th season as Seahawks head coach. He’s one of three coaches to have won both a Super Bowl and a college football national championship.
June 10, 2019
Co-authored Compete to Create, an Audible Original with Dr. Michael Gervais
May 16, 2019
Carroll was honored as coach of the NFL’s 2010s All-Decade Team after the Seahawks soared to an 11-5 record and advanced to the playoffs for the eighth time in 10 years.
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.
June 10, 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.
June 10, 2016
The Seahawks went 10-5-1 and returned to the divisional round of the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.
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.
June 10, 2014
Coached the Seahawks to a second consecutive NFC championship and second straight Super Bowl appearance following a 12-4 season.
June 10, 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.
June 10, 2013
Co-founded Compete to Create, an online and live educational platform designed to help individuals and organizations find their best.
June 10, 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.
June 10, 2012
The Seahawks went 11-5, marking their first of five consecutive 10-plus-win seasons.
June 10, 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.
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.
June 10, 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.
June 10, 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.
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.
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.
June 10, 2005
Won 34 consecutive games over three seasons, including an improbable and memorable comeback win at Notre Dame.
June 10, 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.
June 10, 2003
Won the first of two national championships at USC after a 12-1 season and a Rose Bowl win.
June 10, 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.
June 10, 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.
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.
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.
June 10, 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.
June 10, 1996
Packed up and moved to San Francisco to be defensive coordinator of the 49ers for two seasons.
June 10, 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.
June 10, 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.
June 10, 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.
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.
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.
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.
June 10, 1971
Transferred to Pacific and played defensive back for the Tigers, earning all-conference honors following both seasons.
June 10, 1970
Enrolled at College of Marin, playing football both years before receiving a scholarship offer to play at nearby University of the Pacific.
September 9, 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
Born in San Francisco, the son of Jim and Rita Carroll and the youngest of two boys.