Seahawks promote Richard to defensive coordinator, hire Carroll’s son and Lofa Tatupu as coaches
RENTON, Wash. — As expected, the Seattle Seahawks announced the promotion of defensive backs coach Kris Richard to defensive coordinator Monday — but the team also hired other coaches, including Pete Carroll’s son Brennan and former Seahawk Lofa Tatupu.
Brennan Carroll, 35, was hired as the Hawks assistant offensive line coach. He spent the past four seasons at the University of Miami as its national recruiting coordinator and served his first two seasons as tight ends coach and then wide receivers coach. He also coached with his father at USC.
Lofa Tatupu was hired as assistant linebackers coach. He joins Seattle’s coaching staff after a six-year career (2005-10) as a starting linebacker with the Seahawks after being drafted by the club in the second-round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
In addition, Michael Barrow was named linebackers coach Friday. A former player with the Houston Oilers, Carolina, New York Giants, Washington and Dallas, Barrow served the last eight seasons as linebackers coach at the University of Miami.
The new team’s new defensive coordinator, Richard, joined Seattle’s staff in 2010 after spending two seasons at USC as a graduate assistant/defensive backs coach. He takes from Dan Quinn, who left last week to become the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.