Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.
January 28, 2008 11:56 AM
Posted by Danny O'Neil
The Seahawks are in the midst of the most significant changes to their coaching staff since 2003, but it's also worth keeping in mind that coaching staffs are a fluid entity, and one of the biggest questions to ask when a staff undergoes some shifts is where those coaches head in terms of a career coaching ladder.
Nolan Cromwell took a job as an offensive coordinator for Mike Sherman at Texas A&M. That's a step up. Jim Zorn is going to Washington as offensive coordinator, also a promotion. The Seahawks made a change on the offensive line, bringing in Mike Solari.
The departure of Ray Rhodes comes after his contract with the Seahawks expired, and he is in a position where he wanted a more defined role on the staff.
Below lists the coaching staff since Mike Holmgren arrived in 1999. The number in paraentheses indicates the number of new members added to the staff so it doesn't reflect when a position coach moves areas of responsibility. I also listed the quality control and strength and conditioning coaches. The history is drawn from the team's media guides.
|1999||2000 (3)||2001 (2)||2002 (2)||2003 (6)|
|O.Coordinator||Mike Sherman||Gil Haskell||Haskell||Haskell||Haskell|
|D.Coordinator||Fritz Shurmur*||Steve Sidwell||Sidwell||Sidwell||Ray Rhodes|
|Special teams||Pete Rodriguez||Rodriguez||Rodriguez||Rodriguez||Rodriguez|
|Asst. special teams||Johnny Holland||Mark Michaels||Michaels||Michaels|
|DL||Larry Brooks||Brooks||Brooks||Brooks||Dwaine Board|
|Asst. DL||Zerick Rollins||Rollins|
|LBs||Jim Lind||Ken Flajole||Johnny Holland||Johnny Holland||John Marshall|
|DBs||Ken Flajole||Dick Roach||Ken Flajole||Ken Flajole||Teryl Austin|
|QBs||Mike Sheppard||Mike Sheppard||Jim Zorn||Zorn||Zorn|
|TEs||Mike Sherman||Jim Lind||Lind||Lind||Lind|
|Asst. OL||Bill Laveroni||Laveroni|
|Defensive assistant||Dick Roach|
|Defensive assistant||Bob Zeman|
|Off. quality control||Jerry Colquitt||Colquitt||Colquitt||Colquitt||Gary Reynolds|
|Def. quality control||Clayton Lopez||Lopez||Lopez||Lopez||Lopez|
|Asst. strength||Rod Springer||Springer||Springer||Springer||Darren Krein|
|Strength asst.||Bill Gillespie||Gillespie|
|*Shurmur died before the season began. LB coach Jim Lind served as Seattle's defensive coordinator during regular season.|
|2004 (1)||2005 (1)||2006 (4)||2007 (2)||2008 (3)|
|Special teams||Mark Michaels||Bob Casullo||Casullo||Bruce DeHaven||DeHaven|
|Asst. special teams||John Jamison||Jamison||Jamison||Jamison|
|Asst. DBs||Larry Marmie||Marmie||Marmie|
|OL||Bill Laveroni||Laveroni||Laveroni||Laveroni||Mike Solari|
|Asst. OL||Keith Gilbertson||Gilbertson|
|Defensive assistant||Ray Rhodes||Ray Rhodes|
|Off. quality control||Reynolds||Reynolds||Reynolds||Reynolds||VACANT|
|Def. quality control||Tom Headlee||Headlee||Headlee|
|*Rhodes suffered a mild stroke the week before the regular season began. John Marshall was acting defensive coordinator during the season.|
Posted by Jazzhawk
8:00 PM, Jan 28, 2008
Any leads or rumors about who the next QB coach is gonna be?
Posted by Jeff
10:34 AM, Jan 29, 2008
When you know the head coach is only around for another year you start looking for another job with a longer term contract. Not only is head coach a lame duck, so is the staff.
That's the downside to Holmgren announcing he's finishing out his contract and not coming back after that.
Posted by Jhuden
8:31 PM, Feb 04, 2008
Ray Rhodes is not going to be with the seahawks, he is going to be DB assistnat for the Texans
Jun 4, 08 - 12:40 PM
Back to Kirkland's grass
Jun 4, 08 - 10:17 AM
Russo out, Shelton in
Jun 3, 08 - 03:09 PM
Floyd Womack absent from practice field
Jun 3, 08 - 02:30 PM
Under the lights of the Dempsey Indoor
Jun 2, 08 - 01:17 PM
Voluntary practice attendance