The Seahawks announced Monday that they have agreed to terms on a contract with Pete Carroll to become the eighth head coach in the franchise's history.
"We are excited to add Pete as our coach. He brings a great passion for winning and a positive attitude that is contagious," Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke said. "We now turn our full attention to the hiring process for a general manager. Our intended structure is for Pete and the new GM to work in a collaborative capacity on football matters."
Carroll returns to the NFL after spending the previous nine years as head coach at USC, where he won seven consecutive Pac-10 titles (2002-08), two national championships and led the Trojans to a 97-19 record.
He previously held head-coaching positions with the Jets (1994) and Patriots (1997-99). His overall NFL head-coaching record is 33-31 in the regular season and 1-2 in the postseason.