Who's Ben?

Ben Malcolmson

Author, speaker, and mentor figure, Ben Malcolmson has been the special assistant to Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll for the last 12-plus years. During his college years at USC, Ben was a student newspaper reporter for the Daily Trojan who tried out for the top-ranked football team simply to write a first-person account of the walk-on tryout process. Having not played football since 5th grade, he surprised himself and countless others when he got the call that he had earned a roster spot as a wide receiver on the 2006 Trojans.  

After his one fairytale season ended, he became Director of Online Media for USC Football, where he created and managed the groundbreaking online presence for the Trojans as well as PeteCarroll.com. Also, he has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated, The Associated Press, USA Today, and The Dallas Morning News.

Ben currently shares his unfathomable story to churches, youth groups, businesses, schools, and anyone else who desires to be inspired to discover their purpose.

You can contact Ben's team at [email protected].

Fun Facts About Ben

Get to know Ben beyond the basic bio...

· Married to beautiful Brittney, who works as the college ministry director of a local church
· Huge fan of Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, having attended both of their concerts
· Helped bring Chick-fil-A to Seattle with his friend Char after a video of their 13-hour road trip went viral.
· Ran a 4:39 mile as a 15-year-old
· Has gone skydiving and bungee jumping
· Longtime volunteers with YoungLife

· Grew up in Dallas and has also lived in Chicago, Hartford, St. Louis, LA, and Seattle
· Enjoys working out and participating in outdoor sports activities
· Enjoys baking as a hobby (he makes a great funfetti cake)
· Enjoys traveling around the country and world (has been to all 50 states)

  1. Ben's Sermon at City Church
    March 1, 2015
  2. Amazing Sports Stories on Fox Sports
    Mini-documentary that aired during Summer 2008
  3. NBC Seattle
    Nov. 7, 2016
  4. Utterly Amazed on Centered.org
    July 2014
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