Scott Carter will be the director of intercollegiate athletics at East Tennessee State University in September, according to the ETSU website. Carter was a standout football player at Halls High School, playing for coach Gary Shephard Sr. He went on to play fullback for ETSU (1998-2002).
Coach Shephard, writing on Facebook, said, “So proud of this young man. … He left Halls HS as the career leading rusher in 1999 and may still hold the record. A fine CF for four years in baseball and a fine Christian young man.”
Carter will replace Dr. Richard Sander, who will remain at the university as executive director of the Global Sport Leadership doctoral program with the School of Graduate Studies. Carter has worked as senior associate athletic director/chief operating officer under Sander.
“During his time at ETSU, Scott Carter has provided critical leadership in guiding the return of football to campus as well as sustaining and building our other athletics programs,” said ETSU President Brian Noland.
Carter earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from ETSU. He then returned to Knoxville to work 10 years in the UT athletic department before returning to the Bucs’ program in the winter of 2014.
Scott and wife Kristen have two daughters, Kate, 10, and Mia, 9.