Seattle Seahawks Assistant Coach Quits Job to Join the Ministry

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Rocky Seto has been a football coach for over 15 years, but the 42-year-old has found a new calling.

The Seattle Times reports that Seto has left his position as assistant head coach for defense with the Seattle Seahawks to enter the ministry, the team confirmed. Seto was assistant head coach for defense for two years, and has worked as an assistant for the team's head coach Pete Carroll since Carroll’s first year at USC in 2001. Seto held five different coaching roles at USC before joining Carroll when he became the head coach of the Seahawks in 2010.

A source said that Seto made the decision to leave on his own as he has long had a desire to enter the ministry. Seto, who shares four children with his wife, Sharla, has not been replaced in his specific role, although the team did hire a defensive line coach last week.

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