After two appearances at the Super Bowl, one Vince Lombardi trophy, two national college championships and a 97-19 record at football-powerhouse USC, Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll ’73, ’78 has returned to visit his alma mater.
On Wednesday, May 13, Carroll imparted the essence of his style and philosophies that have shaped his 40-plus years as a coach to a group of nearly 200 Pacific coaches and student-athletes.
The former Pacific Tiger, who got his football start in Pacific’s Stagg stadium, shared the secrets of his run-up to success and gave athletes and coaches a glimpse into his enthusiastic, motivational approach that has carried his teams to college and professional victories. While not likely to forget the teachings of Coach Carroll, the student-athletes also received copies of Carroll’s book, “Win Forever: Live, Work, and Play Like a Champion.”
Carroll, who married former Pacific volleyball player Glena Goranson ’77 and cites two of his former professors—Glen Albaugh (sports sciences) and Larry Meredith (religious studies)—as his mentors, isn’t likely to forget Pacific either.
In addition to his college and pro awards, Carroll also was honored by Pacific with the 2014 Pacific Alumni Association Distinguished Professional Service Award and was inducted to the Pacific Athletics Hall of Fame (1995-96).