Kentaus "KC" Carter
Assistant Baseball Coach/Equipment Manager
First Season at WSSU
Alma Mater - Florida A&M '01
Personal:Kentaus "KC" Carter joins the athletic staff at Winston-Salem State University for his first season in 2010 where he will serve as the equipment manager for all 15 of WSSU's intercollegiate athletic programs.
Carter comes to WSSU by way of Florida A&M University where he served in the same capacity for the Rattlers.
A former star outfielder, who also saw playing time as a reliever on the mound, Carter served as an assistant baseball coach at Florida A&M University from 2003-05. In 2005 he was hired as Assistant Equipment Manager while at the same time serving as an assistant coach for the Rattlers' baseball team.
In 2006-07 Carter took a two-year hiatus from the collegiate coaching ranks by serving as head baseball coach at Florida A&M University Developmental Research School where he led his "Baby Rattlers" to a 7-16 record in 2006.
In the 2007 season Carter led his team to 14-14 record, a district championship and a state playoff game victory for first time in school history.
While serving on the coaching staff at FAMU, Carter, who hails from Decatur, Georgia coached third base for the Rattlers and assisted in advance scouting and running of practice drills. He also spent two seasons (2002-03) as a graduate assistant on the staff.
As a student-athlete at FAMU he played two seasons (1998, 2000) with the Rattlers as a utility player, utilizing his skills in the outfield, on the mound as a reliever and serving in the designated hitter role.
The fiery young coach holds a B.S. degree in Health Physical Education and Recreation (2001) from FAMU where he also earned a M.Ed. in Sports Management (2002).
Carter was a junior college all-star at Kemper Junior College, hitting .370 in 1996 with 22 stolen bases in 22 tries. He played two seasons (1996-97) at Kemper ranking in the Top 10 nationally in steals. He went a perfect for 26-for-26 in steals his first season (1996) at Kemper.
A graduate of prep sports power Southwest DeKalb High in Decatur, Carter helped lead his club to the Class 4-A regional title his senior year.