(Renton) Pete Carroll is no longer the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, a position he held for the past 14 seasons.
The 72-year-old will now serve as a special advisor to the organization, team owner Jody Allen said in a statement.
During his reign, Carroll led the Seahawks to two National Championships and the only Super Bowl in club history.
The Seahawks ended their season with a 21-20 victory in Arizona on Sunday. The team entered the final two weeks of the schedule with a chance to make the playoffs for an 11th time under Carroll, but a loss to Pittsburgh in Week 17 left the Seahawks needing outside help to qualify , help, which never came.
Carroll retires as the team’s most successful coach, but with a bitter taste in his mouth after recent seasons of mixed success. He never really recovered from the interception suffered at the goal gate by Russell Wilson in the final seconds of Super Bowl XLIX in 2015, a year after their victory against the Denver Broncos.
Carroll bows out with a 137-69-1 record in Seattle. He led the team to five National Division West titles and 10 playoff victories.