Report: Seahawks to hire Shane Waldron as new offensive coordinator


New England Patriots 2009 Headshots

New England Patriots 2009 Headshots

The Seattle Seahawks reportedly have a new offensive coordinator.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the Seahawks are set to hire Los Angeles Rams passing game coordinator Shane Waldron as their new offensive coordinator.

Waldron has spent the last four years with the Rams with the last three as their passing game coordinator. He served as the team’s tight ends coach in 2016 after following head coach Sean McVay to Los Angeles from the Washington Football Team.

Waldron would be the fourth offensive coordinator to serve in the role under head coach Pete Carroll. Jeremy Bates served in the position for one year before Darrell Bevell took over in 2011. He was let go after the 2017 season with Brian Schottenheimer being hired for the job. Schottenheimer spent the last three years in the job for Seattle before being fired shortly after the end of the season.

Prior to his one season with Washington as an offensive quality control coach, Waldron spent four years at the University of Massachusetts as an offensive line coach, recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach. His NFL career began in 2002 in operations for the New England Patriots. After three years with the Patriots, he left to serve three years as a graduate assistant at Notre Dame. He returned to the Patriots for two years as a quality control coach and tight ends coach in 2008-09 before leaving to coach wide receivers for the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League.

Waldron's only experience as an offensive coordinator in 2011 as the offensive coordinator at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, Mass.

Waldron is a native of Portland, Ore. and went to high school at Milwaukie La Salle.

Photo Credit: FOXBOROUGH, MA - 2009: Shane Waldron of the New England Patriots poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by NFL Photos)