facebook
twitter
search
search

Carroll, Seahawks agree to terms

Jan. 11, 2010 at 3:48 PM
| License Photo

RENTON, Wash., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Pete Carroll was hired Monday as the coach of the Seattle Seahawks the same day the coach quit as the Southern California head football coach.

The Seahawks issued a release saying Carroll, 58, agreed to a multi-year contract to be the eighth head coach in franchise history.

He replaces Jim Mora, who was fired Friday, apparently expressly to make room for Carroll to move in. Seattle was 5-11 last season -- Mora's only one as the Seahawks' coach -- after going 4-12 in 2008.

"We are excited to add Pete as our coach. He brings a great passion for winning and a positive attitude that is contagious," said Seahawks Chief Executive Officer Tod Leiweke. "We now turn our full attention to the hiring process for a general manager. Our intended structure is for Pete and the new (general manager) to work in a collaborative capacity on football matters."

It is Carroll's third stint as a head coach in the NFL. He coached the New York Jets in 1994, with the team going 6-10, and he led the New England Patriots to a total record of 27-21 in 1997-99.

USC was immensely successful under Carroll. The Trojans won seven Pac-10 Conference titles in his nine seasons and were a cumulative 97-19. USC was 13-0 in 2004 and won the Bowl Championship Series title.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Topics: Pete Carroll
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
FSU dismisses QB after video shows him hitting woman
Tennessee Titans QB Mariota remains unsigned
Chicago Blackhawks trade G Nilsson to Edmonton Oilers for F Coughlin
Report: G Williams rejoining Cleveland Cavaliers
WBO strips Mayweather of welterweight title