Pete Carroll returns to the NFL after a decade of dominance at USC, where he led the Trojans to two National Championships and seven straight PAC-10 titles.
When introduced as Seahawks Head Coach and Executive Vice President on Jan. 12, Carroll promised his new team would “compete like crazy,” because the “NFL is the most competitive world you can be in.”
On Monday, Carroll’s staff will assemble for its first team meeting, according to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. Four members of the contingent–Offensive Coordinator Jeremy Bates, Linebackers Coach Ken Norton Jr., Special Teams Coach Brian Schneider and Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris Carlisle–previously worked under Carroll at USC.
Carroll also retained two coaches from former coach Jim Mora’s staff: Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradley and Defensive Line Coach Dan Quinn.
Other members of the new regime include: Offensive Line coach Alex Gibbs, Defensive Backs Coach Jerry Gray, Quarterbacks Coach Jedd Fisch, Tight Ends Coach Pat McPherson, Running Backs Coach Sherman Smith and Wide Receivers Coach Kippy Brown.
Last week, at the Senior Bowl in Mobile (AL.), Carroll said he is excited about the staff he put together. Below is a slideshow of the 2010 Seahawks Coaching Staff.