Carson Cunningham

Carson Cunningham (born June 7, 1977)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Army Black Knights (Head coach: Kevin Kuwik)
Current conference: Patriot League
Teams coached: Carroll Fighting Saints, Incarnate Word Cardinals
Carroll College record: 107-52 (.673)
Incarnate Word record: 42-105 (.286)
Overall record^: 149-157 (.487)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • Frontier (NAIA) Regular Season Champion:  2  (2017, 2018)
  • Frontier (NAIA) Tournament Champion:  2  (2017, 2018)
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  3  (2016, 2017, 2018)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Army (asst)
2018-2023 Incarnate Word
2013-2018 Carroll College

Carson Cunningham Facts

  • Dr. Carson Cunningham
  • Born June 7, 1977
  • Hometown: Merrillville, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: Purdue University (BA, 2000 & PhD, 2006) / DePaul University (MBA, 2013)
  • Starred at Andrean HS (IN) before starting his college career at Oregon State, playing one year for head coach Eddie Payne
    • Transferred to Purdue in 1997, playing three seasons with the Boilers under legendary head coach Gene Keady
    • Played professionally with the Gary Steelheads and Rockford Lightning in the CBA while working towards his PhD at Purdue (received in 2006)
  • Started his coaching career in 2007 when he became the head coach at his alma mater Andrean HS (IN)
    • Went 81-39 over six years, winning four sectional titles
  • Hired in 2013 to be the head coach at NAIA Carroll College in Helena, MT
    • Was 107-52 in five seasons, winning two Frontier Conference titles and going to three NAIA Tournaments
  • Moved up to D-I in March 2018 when he was hired as the head coach at Incarnate Word
  • Was hired in June 2023 to be an assistant coach at Army under new head coach Kevin Kuwik
  • Along with his wife, Christy, has three daughters and two sons

Carson Cunningham Coaching Tree

  • Darnell Archey (Mobile)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and NAIA levels