Seahawks hire 7 assistants for new coach Mike Macdonald

Feb 13, 2024, 3:58 PM | Updated: 3:58 pm

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New Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Macdonald on Feb. 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

(AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks announced the hirings of seven assistants for new coach Mike Macdonald on Tuesday, including agreements with offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb, defensive coordinator Aden Durde and assistant head coach Leslie Frazier.

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Jay Harbaugh is Seattle’s new special teams coordinator, Scott Huff the offensive line coach, Karl Scott the defensive pass game coordinator and defensive backs coach, and Kirk Olivadotti the inside linebackers coach.

Scott is the only holdover from former coach Pete Carroll’s staff. He joined the Seahawks before the 2022 season. Olivadotti has spent the past five seasons as the inside linebackers coach with Green Bay.

The agreements with Grubb, Durdee, Harbaugh and Frazier had been previously reported. Huff was the offensive line coach with the UW Huskies and was expected to join Grubb at Alabama after Kalen DeBoer left Washington to take the head job with the Crimson Tide. But like Grubb, Huff jumped at the opportunity to stay in the Pacific Northwest.

“We have been working on our staff the whole time,” Macdonald said on Seattle Sports’ Brock and Salk earlier this week. “We came over to the facility for the first time to introduce us before the press conference, and met everybody briefly, but then we were on the board working on staff immediately. It’s a long process, but it’s a great process trying to find the right guys to come in here to coach our team.”

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