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6-9 Center To Join Wolf Pack
David Carter begins his seventh season as a member of the Wolf Pack coaching staff. As Nevada's associate head coach, his responsibilities include recruiting, scouting and working with Nevada's perimeter players.
Carter was rated as the Best Assistant Coach in the Western Athletic Conference in Street's & Smith's 2004-05 College Basketball National Preview, while he has been an integral component in Nevada's back-to-back WAC titles and NCAA Tournament runs.
An accomplished basketball player himself, Carter has been able to successfully relate his experiences as a guard to the perimeter players on the Wolf Pack roster. His extensive knowledge of the Nevada offense has helped the program grow from year-to-year. In 2004-05, the Wolf Pack scored a school-record 2,579 points (75.9 ppg), while last season, guard Ramon Sessions was named WAC Freshman of the Year after setting the school record for assists by a freshman and ranking third in the WAC in the category.
Carter also worked extensively with former Wolf Pack and current New Orleans Hornet guard Kirk Snyder to make the transition from the small forward position to off-guard. Snyder, who was drafted 16th overall by the Utah Jazz in 2004, led the team in scoring in his last two seasons and was the 2004 WAC Player of the Year.
Carter came to the Wolf Pack in 1999 after spending two seasons as an assistant at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. There he served as the academic coordinator for student-athletes and was in charge of recruiting and opponent scouting. His main focus was developing the perimeter players.
He also had coaching stints at Eastern Washington and Diablo Valley Community College. In three years at Diablo Valley, Carter helped the team to its first Final Eight appearance.
Prior to his coaching days, Carter played four years (1985-89) at Saint Mary's College. He helped lead the Gaels to an NCAA Tournament berth in 1989, and the team finished the season ranked 17th in the nation with a 25-5 record. He was a four-year starter and team captain.
Carter was also the record holder for most assists at Saint Mary's from 1989-1997. He currently ranks second all time for the Gaels.
Carter played high school basketball at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, one of the most prominent programs in the country. In three years at Crenshaw, the team lost only five games and won two state championships ('83 and '85).
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Saint Mary's in 1989.
Carter and his wife, Kimberly, have a daughter, Alexis, 7, and a son, Cameron, 5.