Doug Carter is entering his 1st season as the Assistant Coach for the Women's Basketball Patriots.
Before joining the Patriots, Coach Carter served as the Head Coach for the University of Virginia-Wise Cavaliers for one season. He also was an assistant coach at UVA-Wise for three seasons. Over his fours years with Wise, Carter directed the recruiting efforts of the Cavaliers. During his time as a coach with the Cavs, he brought the Appalachian Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, 4 All-Freshman selections, and 2 First Team All-Conference selections to the program. Two years ago, the Cavaliers women's program was named a NAIA Scholar Athlete Team for excellence in the classroom.
Overall, Coach Carter boasts more than 15 years of coaching experience both as a head and assistant coach of highly competitive basketball programs. Over his career, Carter has been known for turning programs around. At Bishop Newman and Jersey Shore High School's, Carter took two programs that had each won a combined three games in the two years prior to his arrival. In five combined seasons, Carter's teams posted a 108-54 record. After leaving Jersey Shore High School, he accepted a graduate assistant position at Lock Haven University, a NCAA Division II university competing in one of the strongest conferences in the nation. While at Lock Haven, Carter's responsibilities included recruiting, skill development, and served as the school's intramural director.
Upon completing his graduate degree, he accepted a position as the head softball and women's basketball coach at the Merchant Marine Academy in 2003. At the Academy, the NCAA named Carter's basketball program the most improved for the 2004 season. As recruiting coordinator, he recruited three rookie of the year winners while another freshman was named honorable mention All-Skyline Conference. In 2005, the team set the school record for wins in a season while ranking in the top five nationally in numerous defensive categories. In 1006, he was named head softball and women's basketball coach at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In his first season, Carter's teams set school records for most wins in both sports. The following season, the basketball program again set a new school record for wins in a season. During his tenure at CCAC, Carter had two National Junior College Association All-Regino first team performers.
The Williamsport, Pennsylvania native earned both his Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education and his Master's of Liberal Arts with a Sport Administration concentration from Lock Haven.