The Seattle Seahawks hired four new head coaches to fill a couple positions left vacant with others moving on.
Keith Carter joins Seattle’s staff as a quality control coach on offense. Carter spent the last three seasons as the running game coordinator/offensive line coach for the University of San Diego, and played H-back at UCLA during the time that Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable served as the Bruins offensive coordinator, graduating in 2005.
Carter replaces Luke Butkus, who took a job as the offensive line coach for his alma mater the University of Illinois.
Former Seahawks defensive back Marquand Manual returns to Seattle as the assistant special teams coach. Manuel spent eight seasons in the NFL, playing for six different teams, and was a starting safety for Seattle’s Super Bowl team in 2005.
He joins the Seahawks after spending last season as a coaching intern at his alma mater, the University of Florida. Manuel replaces Jeff Ulbrich, who took a job as special teams coach for former Seahawks head coach Jim Mora at UCLA.
Two other new coaches, assistant special teams coach John Glenn and coaching intern for the defensive line Kenechi Udeze join the Seahawks from the University of Washington’s staff.
Glenn served as a quality control coach for the Huskies in 2011, while Udeze worked as Washington’s assistant strength coach.
Also, Rocky Seto moved from assistant defensive backs coach to defensive passing game coordinator.
Vice president of football operations Will Lewis also recently left the team. Lewis had been with the Seahawks for 12 years, and was recently promoted from pro personnel director to his last position with Seattle once general manager John Schneider took over in February 2010. But the addition of Scot McCloughan from San Francisco as a senior personnel executive made the team top-heavy at that position.