In history, there are only three coaches who have won both the national championship in college football and the Super Bowl, one of them is Pete Carroll. He is the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL) and their Executive Vice President. Before taking over the Seahawks, he also led the New York Jets and the New England Patriots in the league and the University of Southern California (USC) football team, the USC Trojans.
Pete Carroll Biography and Age
September 15, 1951, was the day the Seahawk manager was born in San Francisco, California, and given the name Peter Clay Carroll. He is of Irish and Croatian descent and was raised in California by his parents, Rita (née Ban) and James Edward Carroll.
For his education, Pete went to Redwood High School, where he found it quite difficult to do sports as a freshman due to his physical structure, although he was very good at athletics as an adolescent. Nevertheless, he continued to play football, basketball, and baseball, for which he was good enough overall to be honored as Sportsman of the Year of the School in 1969.
After Pete graduated high school, he went to the College of Marin before transferring to the University of the Pacific, but could not turn pro after graduation.
He began his career as a graduate assistant for the Pacific Tigers soccer team and then for the Arkansas Razorbacks soccer team. After rising through the ranks, he became head coach of the New York Jets in 1994, before joining the San Francisco 49ers as defensive coordinator in 1995. Two years later he was head coach of the New England Patriots until 1999. Pete Carroll was appointed head coach of the USC in 2001 and remained in this position until 2009, moving to the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 where he is still active.
Pete Carroll was named Home Depot Coach of the Year in 2003 and won the Super Bowl in 2013 and the NFC Championship in 2013 and 2014. He is also a two-time National Champion, four-time Rose Bowl Champion, two-time Orange Bowl Champion, and seven-time Pac-10 Champion.
He was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015, the Redwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009, and the Pacific Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.
Is He Married and who is His Wife?
Pete Carroll has been married twice. He was first married to Wendy Pearl in 1973. Unfortunately, the two were not destined for eternity, as the marriage ended in 1975. The next time he married only one year after the end of his marriage, and this time he married Glena Goranson.
It was while he was a student at the University of the Pacific that Pete met Glena Goranson, who would later become his wife. Both Pete and Glena played sports, with the head coach of Seatle playing football while Glena played indoor volleyball.
Although his first and rather short marriage did not produce a child, Carroll now has three children with his wife. Their oldest son, Brennan, also has his eye on becoming a soccer coach. He worked with his father as a graduate assistant while at USC, and then as a Wide Receivers Coach for the University of Miami, where he first worked as a tight-end coach and recruiting coordinator.
While his son followed his path, his daughter Jasmine chose to follow Glena’s path because she also played indoor volleyball while she was at USC. With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that Nate, who is Pete’s second son, was also at USC and works with Seahawk.
Salary and Net Worth
You won’t find many coaches as good as Pete Carroll in the sports, considering his numerous performances. As Super Bowl champion, Pete has net assets estimated at $20 million. He received a contract from the Seattle Seahawks in 2016 that would see him on the team until 2019. Even if the contract is not disclosed, he is expected to earn an annual salary of up to $8 million.
Height and Weight
For someone who played college football as well as basketball and baseball in high school, you would normally expect Carroll to have a good height and build. Well, he does. He has a good height of 6 feet 0 feet and a bodyweight of 175 lbs.