The Seahawks Friday officially confirmed the hiring of six new coaches and also named three holdover coaches to new position titles. Heading the list of new coaches, whose employments were first reported in January, are defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and offensive line coach Mike Solari.
Joining the trio: assistant defensive line coach Jethro Franklin, assistant special teams coach Larry Izzo and offensive assistant Steve Shimko.
Franklin has 27 years of coaching experience, including 11 in the NFL with Green Bay, Tampa Bay, Houston and Oakland. He will re-unite with Norton after spending the past three seasons (2015-17) as the Raiders’ defensive line coach. He played seven games in his NFL career, all with Seattle in 1989, recording 13 tackles.
Izzo begins his first season with the Seahawks after spending the past seven as an NFL coach following a 14-year playing career, winning three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. He was the Houston Texans special teams coordinator the previous two years.
Shimko joins Seattle after two seasons (2016-17) as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Garden City (Kan.) Community College, where he won the NJACC National Championship in his first season. Prior to Garden City, he spent one season each at the University of Georgia (2015), where he worked alongside Schottenheimer, Western Michigan (2014) and his alma mater, Rutgers (2013).
Seattle Seahawks 2018 coaching staff (new titles in italics)
Pete Carroll, executive vice president of football operations/head coach
Ken Norton, Jr., defensive coordinator
Brian Schottenheimer, offensive coordinator
Dave Canales, quarterbacks
Chris Carlisle, head strength and conditioning
Brennan Carroll, assistant offensive line
Nate Carroll, wide receivers
Andre Curtis, defensive backs
Tom Donatell, quality control/defense
Jethro Franklin, assistant defensive line
Mondray Gee, assistant strength and conditioning
John Glenn, assistant linebackers
Will Harriger, quality control/offense/assistant quarterbacks
Clint Hurtt, defensive line
Larry Izzo, assistant special teams
Pat McPherson, tight ends
Chad Morton, running backs
Pat Ruel, assistant offensive line
Brian Schneider, special teams coordinator
Steve Shimko, offensive assistant
Carl Smith, associate head coach
Mike Solari, offensive line
Nick Sorensen, secondary
Jamie Yanchar, assistant strength and conditioning