Renton, Washington – The Seattle Seahawks have named Mike Macdonald as their new head coach, making him the youngest head coach in the NFL at 36 years old. Macdonald previously served as the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens, where he played a key role in building one of the league’s top defenses over the past two seasons.
Upon his arrival at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Macdonald expressed his excitement and honor at taking on the new role. He emphasized his commitment to the team’s goal of bringing a championship back to Seattle and praised the organization’s reputation and the passion of its fans.
Replacing the long-tenured Pete Carroll, Macdonald will be tasked with leading the Seahawks into a new era while upholding the positive culture that has been cultivated within the franchise. General manager John Schneider emphasized the importance of maintaining the team’s foundation and the exceptional individuals within the organization.
During his time with the Ravens, Macdonald’s impact on the team’s defense was evident, as they led the league in scoring defense, sacks, and takeaways. His innovative approach and dedication to his players earned high praise from his former colleagues, with Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen describing him as the best coaching candidate available.
The hiring of Macdonald represents a significant change for the Seahawks, who are looking to build on their past success and compete at the highest level in the NFL. With Macdonald’s leadership and defensive expertise, the team aims to continue its tradition of strong performance while pursuing its ultimate goal of winning a championship.