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Seattle agrees to contract extension with coach Pete Carroll

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By TIM BOOTH
AP Sports Writer

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll have agreed on a contract extension, keeping the oldest head coach in the NFL locked up beyond the 2016 season.

Team owner Paul Allen tweeted confirmation of Carroll's deal on Tuesday.

The move with the 64-year-old Carroll came just two days after the team locked up general manager John Schneider to a contract extension.

Both Carroll's and Schneider's current deals were set to expire after the 2016 season, but the tandem pairing that has brought the Seahawks unrivaled success in their franchise history will be teamed together for another few seasons.

Carroll is 60-36 in the regular season since becoming Seattle's head coach in 2010. He's taken the Seahawks to the playoffs in five of six seasons, including two Super Bowl appearances and the only title in franchise history.

Carroll's deal was first reported by ESPN and said the extension goes through the 2019 season.

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