The Seahawks announced this afternoon that they have reached an extension with Team President Chuck Arnold that will keep him in Seattle through 2027. Arnold was named President in 2018 and has been with the Hawks for nearly three decades. The full press release can be read below.
Here is the Seahawks' press release: pic.twitter.com/XDiiYii3Cr— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) April 14, 2021
Arnold grew up in Tacoma and is a graduate of Washington State University. Despite holding the role of President, much of his work is behind the scenes, and as such he doesn’t have the household name status of Jody Allen, John Schneider, or Pete Carroll. He does, however, have a unique and interesting backstory with the organization.
Starting as an intern in the Seahawks’ PR department in 1994, Arnold worked his way up and took on a multitude of roles in the organization, ultimately being named the Chief Operating Officer in 2013, a role he held during the team’s back-to-back Super Bowl runs. He described the team’s victory over the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII as one of the happiest moments of his life, per Matt Lorch of Q13 Fox. This would be his penultimate title change prior to ascending to the position of team president five years later. Hometown success stories are always fun, and Arnold’s is about as hometown as it gets. For his part, he seems to be very happy to be spending a few more years with his lifelong favorite team.