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Seahawks announce coaching staff for 2021 season

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The Seattle Seahawks announced their coaching staff for the 2021 season. It includes three recent additions and one subtraction. The most notable addition is former Seahawks defensive back DeShawn Shead who will be brought on as a defensive assistant.

Former Seahawks quarterbacks coach Carl Smith is coming back as the associate head coach, and his son Tracy Smith will be Seattle’s assistant special teams coach. Larry Izzo has been permanently promoted into the special teams coordinator role, with Brian Schneider having taken a leave of absence in 2020 and is now a part of the Jaguars coaching staff as Urban Meyer’s ST coordinator.

As announced by the Seahawks on their website, here is the complete coaching staff for 2021:

Pete Carroll - Executive VP of Football Operations/Head Coach

Carl Smith – Associate Head Coach

Dave Canales – Offensive Passing Game Coordinator

Andre Curtis – Defensive Passing Game Coordinator

Andy Dickerson – Run Game Coordinator

Larry Izzo – Special Teams Coordinator

Ken Norton Jr. – Defensive Coordinator

Shane Waldron – Offensive Coordinator

Nate Carroll – Wide Receivers

Austin Davis – Quarterbacks

Aaron Curry – Defensive Assistant/LBs

Thomas Garcia – Strength & Conditioning Assistant

John Glenn – Linebackers

Clint Hurtt – Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line

Brad Idzik – Quality Control-Offense/Assistant Quarterbacks

Kerry Joseph – Assistant Wide Receivers

Keli’i Kekuewa –Assistant Offensive Line

Damione Lewis – Defensive Assistant/DL

Ivan Lewis – Head Strength & Conditioning

Pat McPherson – Tight Ends

Chad Morton – Running Backs

Mark Philipp – Strength & Conditioning Assistant

DeShawn Shead – Defensive Assistant/DBs

Tracy Smith – Assistant Special Teams

Mike Solari – Offensive Line

Nick Sorensen – Secondary & Nickel Specialist

Grant Steen – Strength & Conditioning Assistant

Danny van Dijk – Strength & Conditioning Assistant

Jamie Yanchar – Strength & Conditioning Assistant