Friday, May 04, 2007
CARTER NAMED MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH AT SC STATE
ORANGEBURG, SC – South Carolina State, today (Friday), announced its new head men’s basketball coach during a 2 p.m. news conference at the Kirkland W. Green Student Center on the campus.
Tim Carter, an assistant at Florida State under Leonard Hamilton, was introduced as the Bulldogs’ next head coach by SC State athletics director Charlene M. Johnson. He succeeds Jamal Brown who served in the position one year.
“The University is pleased today to introduce Coach Tim Carter as the new men’s basketball coach. There was a tremendous amount of interest in the position and many outstanding candidates from which Coach Carter emerged.
“He has many years of experience as an assistant and head coach and we expect him to use that experience to lead the Bulldog basketball team to new heights.”
Carter, who takes over the Bulldog program after one season as an assistant for the Seminoles, will be serving his third stint as a head coach. He previously was head coach at the University of Texas-San Antonio (1995-2006) and the University of Nebraska-Omaha (1994-95).
He brings to SC State 26 years of collegiate coaching experience as a head coach, assistant and graduate assistant. He has helped five different schools to post season play – Oklahoma, Houston and UTSA to the NCAA, and Northwestern and Oklahoma State to the NIT.
In 11 years as head coach at UTSA, Carter compiled a 160-152 record and twice (1999 and 2004) led his team to the NCAA Tournament. He was named Southland Conference (SLC) Coach of the Year in 1999 when he guided UTSA to an 18-11 record and the school’s second postseason appearance. His teams also captured SLC conference tournament championships in 1999 and 2004 – the first two conference championships in men’s basketball in school history.
Carter, who spent one season as head coach at Nebraska-Omaha and is 171-168 as a head coach, started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma (1982-83) and served stints as an assistant at Midwestern State (1984-86), Houston (1987) and Oklahoma State (1987-90).
At Oklahoma State, where he served his first stint as an assistant under Hamilton, he helped guide the Cowboys to the NIT in 1989 and 1990 – the first time the program had played in postseason since the early ‘50s.
A native of Wichita, Kansas, Carter earned a bachelor’s at Kansas (1979) and a master’s at Oklahoma (1984).
He is married and the father of three children