Seahawks assistant coach Rocky Seto, who for the past two seasons has been the assistant head coach for defense, has left the team to enter the ministry, the team has confirmed.
Seto, a Christian, coached with Pete Carroll at USC and then joined him in the NFL in 2010 as a quality control coach on defense. The next season, Seto was promoted to assistant defensive backs coach, working with the Seahawks’ safeties, and later was named the passing game coordinator.
His official role the past two years was to work with defensive coordinator Kris Richard to help devise weekly game plans. Having worked primarily with the defensive backs during his time with the Seahawks, Seto received significant credit for helping groom the Legion of Boom.
Seto, 42, and his wife Sharla, who is a graduate of Newport High, have four children.
A source said the decision to leave was solely that of Seto’s as he has long had a desire to enter the ministry.
Sources: Seattle Times, ESPN