Peter Clay 'Pete' Carroll (born September 15, 1951) is the 'head coach' and executive Vice-President of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He is a former head coach of the New York Jets, New England Patriots and the University of Southern California Trojans football team. Carroll was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Rita C. (ne Bann) and James Edward 'Jim' Carroll. Two of his paternal great-grandparents were Irish immigrants, and his maternal grandparents immigrated from Austria. Carroll attended Redwood High School in Larkspur, California. After being an athlete in childhood, his lack of physical growth as a teenager caused him frustration in high school sports; weighing 110 pounds as an incoming freshman, he was required to bring a special doctor's clearance in order to go out for football. He tried hard to prove himself, a trait that carried on throughout his later life.
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