Carroll has served to put the Seahawks - who were formed in 1976 - on the sporting map since taking the reins in 2010, making popular a team that was often overlooked because they are based in the Pacific Northwest.
It has taken the 62-year-old four campaigns to turn around a team that finished 5-11 the year before he took the reins.
Such an accomplishment is a far cry from his earlier efforts as an NFL head coach, which comprised of short, unsuccessful tenures with the New York Jets and New England Patriots.
However, Carroll rebuilt his reputation in college thereafter, leading the USC Trojans to a BCS National Championship during a highly successful eight-year spell, and is now righting his early wrongs in the professional game.
He said: "You want to forget the tough times and sometimes you can't but my time in New York was extraordinary; even though it was so brief (he lasted just one season) I remember it well.
"It has been a long journey and I am very excited that we have a chance to show you what we're all about.
"You dream about being in this position as a kid and work your way all through the years in coaching watching other people do it.
"It is a tremendous honour and it creates an extraordinary challenge to see if you can be the one."
So how has Carroll's approach changed since those early disappointments?
Carroll added: "I don't think I have changed that much. I've just grown and learnt how to get my message out more clearly.
"My philosophy in my mind is clearer than ever and it really took me getting fired a couple of times and getting kicked in the butt to get it to the point it is now.
"I hate learning the hard way but sometimes you have to and it's taken some shots to get here."
Unsurprisingly, Carroll looks back on his time in Los Angeles with the Trojans as the turning point in his career.
"There have been a lot of challenges along the way since the days back here in New York," he admitted.
"The evolution has been ongoing and the process challenging. I had a terrific experience in college football at USC that was groundbreaking for me in figuring out how I wanted to do this.
"That allowed me to be in charge and run a program in the same manner that we are here in Seattle."
That method has certainly been successful thus far; Carroll must now hope it is sufficient to bring the city of Seattle a long-awaited Lombardi Trophy.