JC Carter

JC Carter enters his third year as an assistant coach with the women’s basketball team after being hired prior to the 2014-15 season.
Throughout the season, Carter oversees the player skill development, while serving as the offensive floor assistant during games. He also directs the program’s summer camps and assists with recruiting.

Last season, Carter directed the Utah State offense that finished the season ranked in the top half of the Mountain West in each offensive category, including the best free throw percentage in the league. Additionally, the team saw improvement in each category, highlighted by a 67.1 points per game average and a 40.4 (746-of-1,846) field goal percentage. Utah State finished the year with a 14-17 overall record, going 8-10 in league action.

In the 2014-15 season, his first with the Aggies, Carter worked directly with the guards, including Funda Nakkasoglu who was named the Mountain West Freshman of the Year.

Carter arrived at Utah State after one season as a men’s assistant coach at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark. Prior to that, he spent two seasons as the head boy’s basketball coach at Marshfield High School (Mo.). He took over the Blue Jay program in 2011, leading the team to back-to-back conference championships. In his first season there, Carter was named the Central Ozark Conference Coach of the Year as his team made an appearance in the Missouri State High School Activities Association 4A Top-10.

Before taking over at Marshfield, Carter spent four seasons in multiple capacities at his alma mater, Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. He was named the assistant men’s basketball coach in 2007 and quickly helped lead the program to a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Championship in 2008. After one season with the men’s program, Carter assumed his first collegiate head coaching position, taking over the SBU women’s team for three seasons.

His Lady Bearcat teams were known for their three-point prowess, as SBU ranked second in the nation in triples made. Carter also spent time on the west coast, moving to Los Angeles for the 2003-04 season to take charge of the Village Christian High School boys’ team. After two seasons there, he was offered an assistant coaching position with the Cal State Northridge men’s team. While at CSUN, Carter coordinated recruiting efforts, team travel and opponent scouting reports.

Carter’s coaching career began in 2002, when he spent a season as the director of basketball operations at Texas-Pan American.
Carter’s playing career began at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas, where he spent one season in NJCAA competition prior to transferring to NCAA I Stephen F. Austin for his sophomore campaign. Finally, in 2000, Carter settled in for his last two years at NCAA II Southwest Baptist in Bolivar, Mo., where he earned the Greg Germany 2002 Senior Leadership Award for his efforts.

Carter earned his undergraduate degree from Southwest Baptist in 2002. He has two sons, Landon and Tate.

Assistant Women's Coach
Utah State University

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