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Seahawks add three to their coaching staff

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The Seahawks have added three to their coaching staff, filling out some vacancies left by Dan Quinn, Marquand Manuel and the promotions of Kris Richard and Rocky Seto. Seattle has hired Dwaine Board as assistant defensive line coach, Chris Cash as assistant secondary/cornerbacks coach, and Andre Curtis as assistant secondary/safeties coach. These new staff members add to the already announced hirings of linebackers coach Michael Barrow, assistant offensive line coach Brennan Carroll and assistant linebackers coach Lofa Tatupu.

If Board feels like a familiar name, it's because he was the Seahawks' D-line coach from 2003-08 under Mike Holmgren. Since then, he's coached with the Raiders, Browns, and most recently for St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California. Board is one of 20 people to win a Super Bowl both as a player and a coach (Ken Norton was another).

Assistant secondary/cornerbacks coach Chris Cash played corner at USC 2000-2001 under Pete Carroll so the familiarity in scheme and technique is obviously there. He played in the NFL for five seasons and his most recent gig was as the defensive coordinator at Florida A&M the last two seasons.

Per the Seahawks' release on the hirings, Andre Curtis' was previously a defensive quality control coach for the New York Giants from 2006-08, defensive back/safeties coach for the St. Louis Rams from 2009-11 and assistant secondary coach for the Saints from 2012-14. Prior to that, Curtis, 38, coached defensive ends at Georgia Southern (2004-05) and linebackers at his alma mater, Virginia Military Institute, from 2000-03.