Coach Pete Carroll, speaking at the Seattle Rotary Club during its weekly luncheon today, added a new role to his résumé.
The 675-member philanthropic club is renowned for being the largest one in the world, and it’s the fourth-oldest internationally. But Carroll, ever the competitor, wasn’t satisfied.
“I’m glad we’re No. 1 in size,” a smiling Carroll said to start his speech, “but how do we get to No. 1 in the other category?”
The wisecrack set the tone for the remainder of his 30-minute address at the downtown Westin, as an vivacious Carroll spoke to the Seattle Rotary Club about on a host of topics, and none more so than football, of course.
“We could talk about a lot of things, but don’t you really just want to talk football?” Carroll asked to a chorus of laughter from the Rotarians.
Carroll eventually settled into a more focused tenor, informing the audience of his intentions with the Seahawks.
“We want to do it better than it’s ever been done before — in everything we do, in every direction we go,” Carroll said. “It’s a competitive mindset that drives us in all we do.
“We want to see how far we can take this.”