Pete Carmichael
Sport(s)Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1941-03-04)March 4, 1941
Plainfield, New Jersey
DiedJanuary 22, 2016(2016-01-22) (aged 74)
Mendon, Massachusetts
Playing career
Head coaching record
Overall16–34–1 (football)
8–7 (baseball)

Peter Edwards Carmichael (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
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
Total: 16–34–1
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


  1. Staff. "Veteran NFL Coach Pete Carmichael Joins Panthers Football Staff", 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."

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