Brennan Carroll, the oldest son of USC head coach Pete Carroll, is in his eighth year on the USC staff, including his sixth as a full-time assistant. He is in charge of the tight ends. He took on the additional duty of recruiting coordinator beginning in 2007.
In 2007, tight end Fred Davis won the Mackey Award, made All-American first team first team and was a second round NFL draft pick following the season. Tight end Dominique Byrd was a third round NFL draft pick following the 2005 season.
He joined the USC staff in August of 2002 as a graduate assistant. He spent 2002 working with the offense and special teams, then handled the tight ends in 2003.
USC played in the 2003 Orange Bowl, 2004 Rose Bowl, 2005 Orange Bowl (BCS Championship Game), 2006 Rose Bowl (BCS Championship Game), 2007 Rose Bowl, 2008 Rose Bowl and 2009 Rose Bowl. In 2003 and 2004, the Trojans won national championships.
Carroll, 30, was a reserve tight end and key special teams player at Pittsburgh the previous 3 years (1999-2001). He caught 3 passes for 25 yards (8.3 average) as a 2000 junior, including 1 for a touchdown (a 3-yarder versus Boston College). He added a 12-yard reception as a senior in 2001. The Panthers played in the 2000 Insight.com Bowl and the 2001 Tangerine Bowl. He redshirted the 1998 season.
He spent his 1997 freshman season at Delaware, but did not see action as a reserve tight end.
He prepped at Saratoga (Calif.) High, where he starred as a linebacker in football and also played basketball.
He earned his bachelor's degree in social sciences from Pittsburgh in 2001.
Born March 20, 1979, he is married and his wife's name is Amber (she played volleyball at North Carolina, in Europe and on the AVP beach tour). They have a newborn son, Dillon.
His father, Pete, has been USC's head coach since 2001 and has 35 years coaching experience in college and the NFL (he was the head coach of the New England Patriots and New York Jets). His mother, Glena, played volleyball at Pacific. His sister, Jaime, was on the USC women's volleyball team in 2000 and 2001 (the 2000 Women of Troy advanced to the NCAA Final Four). His brother, Nate, is a junior at USC. His late grandfather, Dean Goranson, received his master's degree from USC.
BIRTHDAY: March 20, 1979
Pittsburgh, tight end, 1999-2001