Played Pop Warner youth football with former NFL QB Dan Fouts.
Started coaching career at University of the Pacific. Went on to college stints with Arkansas, Iowa State, Ohio State, North Carolina State and back to Pacific.
Started pro coaching career with Buffalo, and moved on to Minnesota, New York Jets, San Francisco and New England.
Served as head coach for the New York Jets and New England.
Hired in 2000 as head coach of the Southern California Trojans.
In his tenure at USC, the Trojans won 7 straight Pac-10 titles, made 7 consecutive appearances in BCS bowl games (winning 6), had 7 11-win seasons, finished in the top 4 of the AP rankings 7 times, and won 34 straight games in a stretch from 2003 to '05.
Among many charitable causes, he helped start A Better LA, an organization that helps deter gang violence in urban areas.
In January 2010, resigned at USC to become head coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks.
Brennan Carroll — Son
Nathan Carroll — Son
Jaime — Daughter
Jim Carroll Jr. — Brother
Jim Carroll Sr. — Father
Glena Carroll — Wife
Rita Carroll — Mother
Attended Marin Junior College, Kentfield, California, United States; University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, United States (BS in Business Administration, 1973; MA in Physical Education, 1976)
Birth Name: Peter Clay Carroll
Birth Place: San Fernando, California, United States