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Rick E. Carter
Sport(s)Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1943-07-01)July 1, 1943
DiedFebruary 2, 1986(1986-02-02) (aged 42)
West Boylston, Massachusetts
Head coaching record
Overall137–58–7 (football)
76–53–2 (baseball)
TournamentsFootball
3–1 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
0–1 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
1 NCAA Division III (1980)
5 Hoosier-Buckeye (1973–1976)
Awards
Football
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.[1][2] 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.[3] He was named the AFCA College Division Coach of the Year in 1980.[4]

Carter committed suicide after the 1985 season at the age of 42.[5] 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.[6][7] He was survived by his wife and two sons.[8]

Head coaching recordEdit

FootballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs NCAA#
Earlham Quakers () (1966–1971)
1966 Earlham 2–5–1
1967 Earlham 4–3–1
1968 Earlham 4–3–1
1969 Earlham 5–4
1970 Earlham 6–3
1971 Earlham 6–3
Earlham: 27–21–3
Hanover Panthers (Hoosier-Buckeye Conference) (1972–1976)
1972 Hanover 4–5
1973 Hanover 8–1 6–1 1st
1974 Hanover 9–1 7–0 1st L NAIA Division II Semifinal
1975 Hanover 9–1 8–0 1st L NAIA Division II Semifinal
1976 Hanover 6–3 6–2 T–1st
Hanover: 36–11
Dayton Flyers (NCAA Division III independent) (1977–1980)
1977 Dayton 8–3
1978 Dayton 9–2–1 L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal
1979 Dayton 8–2–1
1980 Dayton 14–0 W NCAA Division III Championship
Dayton: 39–7–2
Holy Cross Crusaders (NCAA Division I-AA independent) (1981–1985)
1981 Holy Cross 6–5
1982 Holy Cross 8–3 13
1983 Holy Cross 9–2–1 L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 3
1984 Holy Cross 8–3 15
1985 Holy Cross 4–6–1
Holy Cross: 35–19–2
Total: 137–58–7
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final NCAA Poll.

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