Caplan: Hawks Hire RB Coach

Adam Caplan (of is reporting that a source has confirmed that the Seahawks will hire Sherman Smith to coach running backs. Smith was the offensive coordinator for Jim Zorn’s doomed-from-the-start Redskins the past two years, but before that had coached Tennessee’s running backs for something like a decade. This essentially completes the coaching staff hires:


  • Jeremy Bates – Offensive Coordinator
  • Alex Gibbs – O-Line coach
  • Jedd Fisch – QB coach
  • Pat McPherson – TE coach
  • Kippy Brown – WR coach
  • Sherman Smith – RB coach


  • Gus Bradley – Defensive Coordinator
  • Dan Quinn – D-Line coach
  • Ken Norton, Jr. – LB coach
  • Jerry Gray – DB coach

Assistant coaches will likely be named soon-ish.

Sherman Smith was a running back for 7 seasons in Seattle when the franchise was in it’s infancy. Welcome back, Sherman!