|Rick E. Carter|
|Born||July 1, 1943|
|Died||February 2, 1986 (aged 42)|
West Boylston, Massachusetts
|Head coaching record|
3–1 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
0–1 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 NCAA Division III (1980)
5 Hoosier-Buckeye (1973–1976)
AFCA College Division Coach of the Year (1980)
Rick E. Carter (July 1, 1943 – February 2, 1986) was an American football and baseball player and coach. He served as the head football coach Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana (1966–1971), Hanover College (1972–1976), the University of Dayton (1977–1980), and the College of the Holy Cross (1981–1985), compiling a career college football coaching record of 137–58–7. His 1980 Dayton Flyers won the NCAA Division III Football Championship after a 14–0 season and a 63–0 victory over Ithaca in the title game. He was named the AFCA College Division Coach of the Year in 1980.
Carter committed suicide after the 1985 season at the age of 42. He had been hospitalized for psychiatric treatment of depression. His father had died of cancer the previous August and his mother was terminally ill but friends claimed he was also upset about his lack of career advancement. In previous years Carter had been offered jobs at several major programs, but Holy Cross would not release him from his contract and those offers had stopped coming. He was survived by his wife and two sons.
Head coaching record[edit | edit source]
Football[edit | edit source]
|Earlham Quakers () (1966–1971)|
|Hanover Panthers (Hoosier-Buckeye Conference) (1972–1976)|
|1974||Hanover||9–1||7–0||1st||L NAIA Division II Semifinal|
|1975||Hanover||9–1||8–0||1st||L NAIA Division II Semifinal|
|Dayton Flyers (NCAA Division III independent) (1977–1980)|
|1978||Dayton||9–2–1||L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal|
|1980||Dayton||14–0||W NCAA Division III Championship|
|Holy Cross Crusaders (NCAA Division I-AA independent) (1981–1985)|
|1983||Holy Cross||9–2–1||L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal||3|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final NCAA Poll.|
References[edit | edit source]
- "CARTER HAD BUILT RECORD OF SUCCESS". https://www.nytimes.com/1986/02/04/sports/carter-had-built-record-of-success.html.
- "Rick E. Carter Records by Year". http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_year_by_year.php?coachid=3299.
- "Dayton Yearly Results". http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_iaa/pioneer/dayton/yearly_results.php?year=1980.
- "Past National COTY Winners". Archived from the original on August 20, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20120820010733/http://www.afca.com/article/article.php?id=1052.
- "Coach at Holy Cross Is Suicide by Hanging". https://www.nytimes.com/1986/02/03/sports/coach-at-holy-cross-is-suicide-by-hanging.html.
- "A Wonderful Throwback". http://www.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1065445/5/index.htm.[dead link]
- "Tragedy Ends Coach`s Dreams". http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1986-03-02/sports/8601160316_1_holy-cross-deanna-football-staff.
- "Rick Carter, Holy Cross' 42-Year-Old Football Coach, Commits Suicide". http://articles.latimes.com/1986-02-03/sports/sp-3949_1_rick-carter.
- "Rick E. Carter Records By Year". cfbdatawarehouse.com. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_year_by_year.php?coachid=3299. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
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