David Carter

David Carter (born March 12, 1967)

Teams coached: Nevada Wolfpack
Nevada record: 98-97 (.503)
Overall record: 98-97 (.503)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (2010, 2012)
  • WAC Regular Season Champion:  1  (2012)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2020-2024 Loyola Marymount (asst)
2018-2020 San Diego (asst)
2017-2018 Georgia (asst)
2015-2017 Saint Mary’s (asst)
2009-2015 Nevada
2005-2009 Nevada (assoc. HC)
1999-2005 Nevada (asst)
1997-1999 Saint Mary’s (asst)
1995-1997 Eastern Washington (asst)
1992-1995 Diablo Valley CC (asst)
1989-1990 Washington (grad. asst)

David Carter Facts

  • David Allen Carter
  • Born March 12, 1967
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
  • Alma Mater: Saint Mary’s College (BA, 1989)
  • Starred at Crenshaw HS in LA, winning two state championships during his three years there
  • Went on to play for head coaches Bill Oates and Lynn Nance at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA
    • Was a four-year starter and helped lead the Gaels to a berth in 1989 NCAA Tournament
    • Inducted into the Saint Mary’s Athletic Hall of Fame (class of 2006)
  • Started his coaching career as a graduate assistant under Nance at Washington
  • After three seasons at Diablo Valley (CA), Carter spent two seasons on Steve Aggers‘ staff at Eastern Washington
  • Returned to his alma mater in 1997, assisting David Bollwinkel for two seasons at SMC
  • Arrived at Nevada in 1999, first as an assistant coach under Trent Johnson
    • Stayed on board for new head coach Mark Fox in 2004 and was promoted a year later to associate head coach
  • When Fox left for Georgia in 2009, Carter was elevated to head coach and led the program for six seasons
    • Went 98-97 during that tenure, winning one WAC title (2012) and reaching the NIT twice (2010, 2012)
  • Let go by Nevada in 2015, spending the next two seasons back at Saint Mary’s under head coach Randy Bennett
  • Rejoined Fox in 2017, working as an assistant during Fox’s final season at Georgia
  • Moved back West in 2018, joining Sam Scholl‘s staff at San Diego as lead assistant coach
  • Spent four seasons (2020-24) on head coach Stan Johnson‘s staff at Loyola Marymount as an assistant

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