Pete Carmichael
Biographical details
Born(1941-03-04)March 4, 1941
Plainfield, New Jersey
DiedJanuary 22, 2016(2016-01-22) (aged 74)
Mendon, Massachusetts
Playing career
1961–1962Montclair State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1963Watchung Hills Regional HS (NJ) (line)
1964Arthur L. Johnson HS (NJ) (backfield)
1965VMI (DB)
1965Madison HS (NJ) (defense)
1967Trenton State (assistant)
1968–1972Boston College (DB)
1973Trenton State
1977–1980Merchant Marine
1981–1990Boston College (DB)
1991–1993Boston College (WR)
1995–1999Jacksonville Jaguars (WR)
2000Cleveland Browns (OC)
2001–2003Chicago Bears (OA)
2004Pittsburgh (WR)
2005–2006Louisiana Tech (WR)
2008Holy Cross (RB)
1973Trenton State
Head coaching record
Overall16–34–1 (football)
8–7 (baseball)

Peter Edwards Carmichael Sr. (March 4, 1941 – January 22, 2016) was an American football coach who has more than 40 years of coaching experience at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. He served as the head football coach at Trenton State College in 1973, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy from 1977 to 1980.

Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, Carmichael was raised in North Plainfield and played both baseball and football at North Plainfield High School.[1]

In 1995, Carmichael was on the inaugural coaching staff for the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he served as wide receivers coach.

Carmichael died on January 22, 2016.[2] His son, Pete Carmichael Jr., is the current offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints.[3]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Trenton State Lions (New Jersey State Athletic Conference) (1973)
1973 Trenton State 7–3 3–2 3rd
Trenton State: 7–3 3–2
Merchant Marine Mariners (Metropolitan Intercollegiate Conference) (1977)
1977 Merchant Marine 3–6 1–2 4th
Merchant Marine Mariners (NCAA Division II independent) (1978–1980)
1978 Merchant Marine 5–5
1979 Merchant Marine 1–9–1
1980 Merchant Marine 0–11
Merchant Marine: 9–31–1 1–2
Total: 16–34–1


  1. ^ Staff. "Veteran NFL Coach Pete Carmichael Joins Panthers Football Staff" Archived 2016-01-12 at the Wayback Machine, Pittsburgh Panthers football, March 1, 2004. Accessed September 21, 2015. "A native of Plainfield, N.J., he attended North Plainfield High, where he lettered three years in both football and baseball."
  2. ^ "Peter Carmichael Obituary (2016) Milford Daily News".
  3. ^ "New Orleans Saints play-caller Pete Carmichael could land on head coaching short lists".