John Carter
John Carter

Position:
Assistant Cross Country Coach

Birthdate:
09/01/1971


Coach Carter enters his 9th year with the Rams and his 12th year coaching overall. He is responsible for overseeing the sprinting events and hurdles. Carter has worked with 60 All-Conference selections, 4 All-Americans and has seen his athletes break 6 school records. Carter also serves as the founder and co-camp director for the High Altitude Distance Camp held in Pingree Park.

The Hurdles and Sprints group has seen unprecedented success over the last few years at Colorado State University. Carter's predecessors, Coach Cawley and Coach Flood, have put together some of the most impressive sprint performances in school history. Numerous All-American awards, All-Conference selections and school records have been recorded since 1999. Most notable are John Woods' 2 All-American awards in the 60 meters and 200 meters. The lists of athletes from this era are all at the top of the school all-time best performances. The next few years don't look to be any different. Drew Morano, Cole Tucker, Kyle Keeler, Janay Deloach and Tanisha Johnson will add to their impressive contributions in the 2008 seasons. Add newcomers Brian Fox, Sulaiman Sayyid and Learsha Jones as athletes to watch in the sprints and hurdles.

From 2003-2007 Coach Carter worked in the Hurdle event area. The hurdle squad holds 43 spots on Colorado State's Track top 20 lists, including Justin Hazzard's school record in the 60 meter hurdles. Justin Hazard and Mike Horton hold the top 2 spots on the indoor list and are in the top 3 on the outdoor lists. In the past 3 years the hurdle squad received 10 All-Conference awards. The school record in the shuttle hurdle relay has been broken twice in the last few years with the team finishing 2nd at the prestigious Drake Relays in 2006.

From 2000-2003 Coach Carter worked with the horizontal jumpers. During that time the men's and women's triple jumps records were set by Jacob Benson and Amanda Huddleston. There were 8 All-Conference selections during Carter's tenure.

From 1999-2007 Coach Carter worked with the Cross country teams during which there were 5 men's NCAA team appearances, 5 women's NCAA team appearances, 4 All-American Awards, 16 All-Conference performances, 2 Freshman of the Year for the Mountain West Conference and 1 Conference Champion. Carter also assisted coaching the middle distance and long distance events. In the steeplechase, he has assisted in coaching all 8 women that have run the event for the Rams as well as working with Rob Watson, Mike Nicks and Reagan Robb, 3 of the top 4 steeplers in school history.

Before coaching at Colorado State, Carter was an assistant coach at Loveland High School in Loveland, Colorado.

Originally from Loveland, Carter ran cross country and track for Loveland High School before continuing on to compete in the middle distances at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. He earned his Bachelor's degree in history with a minor in Political Science from Murray State in 1995. Carter continued his education at Colorado State where he earned a Master's degree in Education in 2001.

Carter is married to the former Amy Machowski, a Colorado State University graduate. They have a 5 year-old daughter, McKenna, and a 2 year-old son, Kelton.

Personal: Hometown: Loveland, CO College: Murray State University Bachelor's Degree History 1995 Colorado State University: Master's Degree Education 2001 Coaching Experience: CSU Asst. Coach 1999-Present Loveland High School Asst. Coach 1996-1999

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