LOS ANGELES — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is going back to Southern California to pick up an honorary degree.
The university said Wednesday that Carroll will be among six recipients of honorary degrees at the May 15 graduation ceremony in Los Angeles. Mellody Hobson, a money management expert and the wife of filmmaker George Lucas, will deliver the commencement address.
Carroll returns to the campus where he restored the Trojans' football program to national prominence as coach from 2001-09. He helped the Trojans win a national championship before leaving to coach the Seahawks, who won the Super Bowl under him in 2014 and lost in this year's Super Bowl to New England.
He will be inducted into the school's athletic hall of fame the day after graduation.
Carroll founded A Better LA and A Better Seattle, gang-violence prevention and community organizations that empower inner-city youth.