American football coach Peter Clay Carroll is the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks and executive vice president of the National Football League.

From 2001 to 2009, he was the head football coach at USC, winning six bowl games and two National Championships in 2003 and 2004.

How many teams has Pete Carroll coached? List of all groups coached

Carroll was born in San Francisco, California, on September 15, 1951, to Rita (née Ban) and James Edward Jim Carroll.

Pete Carroll
Pete Carroll (photo credit – Field Gulls)

His Croatian maternal grandparents immigrated from the ibenik region, and two paternal great-grandparents were Irish immigrants.

He went to Greenbrae School and was raised in Greenbrae, California. Carroll attended Larkspur, California’s Redwood High School. Below is the list of Pete’s teams he has coached.

  • Pacific (1973–1976) Graduate Assistant
  • Arkansas (1977) Graduate Assistant
  • Iowa State (1978) Secondary coordinator
  • Ohio State (1979) Secondary coordinator
  • North Carolina State (1980–1982) Defensive coordinator
  • Pacific (1983) Defensive coordinator
  • Buffalo Bills (1984) Defensive backs coach
  • Minnesota Vikings (1985–1989) Defensive backs coach
  • New York Jets (1990–1993) Defensive coordinator
  • New York Jets (1994) Head coach
  • San Francisco 49ers (1995–1996) Defensive coordinator
  • New England Patriots (1997–1999) Head coach
  • USC (2001–2009) Head coach
  • Seattle Seahawks (2010–present) Head coach & Executive VP of football operations

The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team based in Seattle. The Seahawks compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) West,

Pete Carroll
Pete Carroll (photo credit – Los Angeles Times)

which they rejoined in 2002 as part of a conference realignment. The club entered the NFL as an expansion team in 1976.

On offense, Carroll is known for using aggressive play-calling that is open to trick plays as well as going for it on 4th down instead of punting the ball away.

Because of his aggressive style, the USC band gave him the nickname Big Balls Pete. At USC home games, when Carroll decided to go for it on 4th down, the USC band would start a chant of Big Balls Pete that carried over to the student’s section and the alumni.



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