Pete Carroll Wife: Glena Goranson Is A Former Volleyball Player

This article was last updated by on

Pete Carroll, the distinguished American football coach serving as both the head coach and executive vice president for the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League, has enjoyed a lasting marriage with his wife, Glena Goranson, since 1976.

Their loving union has blessed them with three children: their elder son, Brennan, their daughter, Jamie, and their younger son, Nate.

Pete’s journey to marital bliss with Glena follows a prior chapter in his life. His first marriage was to Wendy Pearl, and they tied the knot in 1973. Their marriage didn’t result in any children.

Pete Carroll Wife: Glena Goranson Is A Former Volleyball Player
Pete Carroll With His Wife Gelna (Source: Heavy)

However, their paths diverged, and they eventually separated in 1975, marking the conclusion of that chapter in Pete’s life.

Maintaining a steadfast commitment to privacy, Pete and Wendy have seldom disclosed their personal matters to the media.

Consequently, the reasons underpinning their separation remain a closely guarded secret, intriguingly withheld from public knowledge to this day.

Pete Carroll Wife, Glena Goranson, Is A Former Volleyball Player

Pete Carroll‘s introduction to Glena Goranson traces back to their college years at the University of the Pacific, where they both pursued their respective passions.

Carroll showcased his talents on the football field, while Glena excelled in indoor volleyball. Their connection deepened over time, leading to their joyful union in 1976.

Throughout their journey, Carroll has deliberately shielded his family from the glare of the spotlight, opting to maintain a private sphere.

Interviews rarely touch upon his family, leaving little beyond publicly available information about their children’s education and career paths.

Glena And Pete
Glena And Pete (Source: FamousStardom)

In 2009, rumors circulated alleging Carroll’s involvement with a USC grad student, an accusation that stirred controversy.

The origins of these rumors were traced back to comments made by Charlie Weis, which Carroll vehemently denied, denouncing them as “untrue, irresponsible, and incredible.”

Notably, no credible sources beyond Weis’ remarks substantiated these claims, and they ultimately fizzled out without gaining traction.

Glena Used To Babysit for Lane Kiffin, Head Coach of the Ole Miss Rebels

During the formative stages of Pete Carroll’s coaching journey, Glena steadfastly stood by his side, offering her support and assistance whenever needed.

One instance highlighting her commitment occurred during Carroll’s collaboration with Monte Kiffin at the University of Arkansas.

Glena’s thoughtful gesture extended to offering babysitting services for Kiffin’s son, a certain Lane Kiffin, as reported by Player Wives.

Remarkably, this baby, none other than Lane Kiffin, has since evolved into a widely recognized football coach.

In the present day, Lane Kiffin has ascended to the role of head coach at the University of Mississippi.

Pete Carroll Kids With His Wife, Glena Goranson

Brennan Carroll

Born on March 20, 1979, Brennan Carroll, the first child of Pete and Glena, currently holds the role of offensive coordinator for the Arizona Wildcats. He is affectionately known by his initials, BC.

His journey in the football world traces back to his high school days at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, California, where he first honed his skills.

Carroll pursued football as a tight end at the University of Pittsburgh during his college years from 1999 to 2001.

He transferred from the University of Delaware to Pittsburgh to continue his football pursuits.

Pete Carroll Wife: Glena Goranson Is A Former Volleyball Player
Brennan Carrol With His Father Pete (Source: Arizona Desert Swarm)

In 2002, Carroll’s path converged with the USC Trojans football team, where he embarked on his coaching career as a graduate assistant under the leadership of his father, Pete Carroll, who served as the head coach at the time.

In his initial season, he contributed to both offense and special teams, showcasing his versatility.

His subsequent year saw him focusing on coaching the tight ends. The year 2004 marked a significant step as he transitioned into a full-time assistant coach role dedicated to tight ends.

His impact extended to the realm of recruitment, as he assumed the role of the team’s Recruiting Coordinator in 2007.

Notably, under Brennan’s guidance, Trojans’ tight end Fred Davis clinched the prestigious John Mackey Award in 2007, recognizing him as the nation’s premier tight end.

However, the coaching landscape shifted in 2010 when the newly appointed head coach Lane Kiffin opted not to retain Brennan Carroll on the coaching staff.

Away from the football field, Brennan Carroll’s personal life includes his wife Amber and their shared joy, their son Dillon Brennan Carroll.

Daughter Jamie Davern

Jaime Carroll is a remarkable figure in her domain, making her mark as a real estate professional.

Previously, she contributed significantly to the realm of business development at Compete to Create, a renowned performance institute established by her father, Pete Carroll.

During her tenure, from January 2012 to August 2020, her dedication played a pivotal role in the institute’s growth and success.

Expanding her horizons, she assumed the role of CEO at Amplify Voices.

Her impactful leadership journey spanned one year and nine months, commencing in September 2020 and concluding in May 2022.

Pete Carroll Wife: Glena Goranson Is A Former Volleyball Player
Jamie Davern Pete and Glena’s Daughter (Source: LinkedIn)

While at the University of Southern California, Jaime displayed her tenacity as a walk-on for the indoor volleyball team.

Serving as a defensive specialist, she carved her niche in the sports arena. Her academic pursuits aligned with her interests, as she majored in communications and media studies.

Jaime’s earlier years she also included a standout performance at Medfield High School, where she actively participated in volleyball.

Her junior year witnessed a remarkable triumph as her team clinched the title of Massachusetts state champions.

Beyond her professional and academic pursuits, Jaime shares her life with her husband, Mike Davern.

The couple exchanged vows in Hermosa Beach, California, on July 6, 2012.

Nate Carroll

Nate Carroll, the youngest son of Pete and Glena, born on March 24, 1987, has carved out a notable career in American football coaching.

He currently holds the position of Senior Offensive Assistant for the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League (NFL).

Emerging as a three-star sport athlete during his high school years, Carroll garnered attention from various schools, including smaller institutions like San Diego, then under the guidance of Jim Harbaugh.

Despite the recruitment offers, he initially had no intentions of pursuing college football.

Instead, he enrolled at the University of Southern California (USC), where his father was a prominent figure in coaching.

In 2010, he successfully graduated from USC with a degree in psychology.

After graduation, Nate Carroll’s path took a significant turn when his father offered him a role with the Seattle Seahawks.

Pete Carroll Wife: Glena Goranson Is A Former Volleyball Player
Nate And His Father Pete Carroll (Source: Seattle Sports –

He began his journey as a personnel assistant within the scouting department for one season before assuming the defensive assistant position in 2011.

While an opportunity arose to join the coaching staff in Jacksonville under Gus Bradley, a former Seahawks defensive coordinator, and newly appointed head coach, he transitioned to the role of an offensive assistant in 2013.

His tenure with the Seahawks has seen remarkable milestones, notably the victory against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, marking Nate Carroll’s first Super Bowl triumph.

Over the years, he steadily climbed the coaching ladder, being promoted to Assistant Wide Receivers Coach in 2014.

Nate Carroll’s personal life includes his wife, Anna, and the shared joy of their two sons.

Pranaya Poudel
Pranaya Poudel
Stargazer, & Rock n' Roller I Pranaya Poudel, am a content writer and editor for Coffee lover and kind of a loner. Favorite Teams: Milwaukee Bucks (NBA), Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) Favorite Players: Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden & Patrick Mahomes FYI I believe in Alien!!!

Related articles



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share article

Latest News