Seattle Seahawks new OC Shane Waldron grew up, went to school in Portland area


The Seahawks have reportedly filled their offensive coordinator vacancy, and his name may sound familiar. 

Shane Waldron, who served as the LA Rams passing game coordinator, will stay in the NFC West and call plays in Seattle. 

He’s also returning to the Pacific Northwest.

Waldron has been with the Rams organization since 2017 and has previously held the roles of tight ends coach and quarterbacks coach. He came over with Sean McVay from Washington in 2017.

He grew up in Carver, Oregon and attended Carver Grade School, Clackamas Elementary, and Sunrise Junior High and La Salle Catholic College Preparatory High School in Milwaukie, OR. He graduated in 1997. 

“You could tell Shane was driven and motivated to do something on the big stage,” La Salle Athletic Director Chris George said in 2019 prior to Waldron coaching in Super Bowl LIII. George and Waldron played Falcon football and baseball together. 

“He often talked about collegiate and professional sports in such a manner that you could tell he was so intrigued and motivated. It’s no surprise he had the conviction and perseverance to be in the NFL coaching profession.”

Ray Baker, who was La Salle's head football coach during Waldron's high school years, also sang his praises.“To receive an opportunity to coach in the NFL is such an incredible accomplishment, and to remain in the profession knowing how challenging it is, well, that is such a testament to Shane’s character, hard work, and perseverance.


"It is clear he has remained grounded and continues to have a common touch with the common man, which has served him well.”