K.T. Carter has been promoted to full-time assistant coach with the Tusculum men’s basketball program announced Pioneer head coach Nick Pasqua. Carter served as a volunteer assistant coach with the Pioneers last season.
Carter, will assist with aspects of the Tusculum program and will be responsible for post player development, team scouting, recruiting, practice planning, team travel coordination and academic support.
During his first season with the Pioneers, he planned and conducted all guard and post player individual skill sessions and developed the team’s strength and conditioning preseason workouts.
“I am excited to have Coach Carter become a full-time member of my staff. His loyalty, enthusiasm, and knowledge of the game will only help make our program stronger not only this year, but in the years to come,” said Pasqua. “He had great relationships with the players on last year’s team, and everyone at Tusculum spoke very highly about Coach Carter, and the job he did in his role last season. Coach Carter and I share a similar vision when it comes to recruiting, style of play, and player development. I am excited to see where the Tusculum basketball program can go with the addition of Coach Carter to the staff.”
Carter served as a graduate assistant coach at NCAA Division II Southern Arkansas during the 2015-2016 season. He helped lead SAU to a 17-13 record which was the program’s best campaign since reclassifying to Division II. He oversaw the development of three All-Conference players, including Great America Conference Freshman of the Year CJ Elkins. The SAU post player development paced the team to lead the GAC in rebounding margin while Muleriders ranked second in the league in field goal percentage defense.
“I am blessed to have the opportunity to continue to do what I love for Tusculum,” said Carter. “Coach Pasqua’s energy and passion will make a huge impact on the men’s basketball program and I am looking forward to the Pioneers’ future success.”
He started his collegiate playing career at Miles Community College where he led the team to a 2012 NJCAA Region IX semi-final appearance. He wrapped up his playing career at South Atlantic Conference member Lenoir-Rhyne from 2013-2015 as the Bears posted a third place finish during his junior campaign.
He has extensive basketball camp staff experience at Tusculum, Davidson, Appalachian State and Lees-McRae.
He graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne in 2015 with a degree in business marketing and will complete his graduate degree from Southern Arkansas next month earning his masters of science in kinesiology.