Scott Carter
Scott Carter
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 440-826-3254

Do You Like to Win? BW is the Place TO DO IT!

Scott Carter has elevated the Baldwin Wallace University volleyball program back into the elite in the Ohio Athletic Conference, Great Lakes Region and Division III. During his first four seasons in Berea, Carter's teams have won 100 matches and lost just 24 for an outstanding winning percentage of .806. He enters his fifth season as the as the head coach at BW in 2019-2020 with his sights set on bringing the OAC title back to Berea and elevating his program into the 2019 NCAA Division III National Tournament.

Carter came to BW after serving as the head coach at nearby Hiram College for three seasons. He enters his eighth season as a Division III head coach with a career record of 172-49 with a .778 winning percentage. Simply, Scott Carter knows how to win!

Scott Carter's Coaching Numbers
Record at BW (Four Seasons): 100-24 (.806)
OAC Record (Four Seasons): 22-14 (.611)
Career Division III Record: (Seven Years): 172-49 (.778)

Carter Has Built a Winning Culture at BW

Carter has established a winning culture and has led BW to four straight winning seasons, including a 27-5 mark a season ago that included a 3-0 shutout win versus the eventual OAC champion. It marked a progression of 23 wins in 2015-2016, 24 in 2016-2017 and 26 a year ago, including a school-record 23 consecutive victories.

The 2018-2019 Season Brought Increased Success

The 27 victories in 2018-2019 marked the second most in school history with 27, including a streak of 19 straight wins. It shutout of the eventual OAC champion set a clear message to its opponents that BW is back!  His team also captured three invitational titles. Four of his players earned All-OAC accolades and nine more were Academic All-OAC honorees.

Carter Brought His Success to BW from Hiram

At Hiram, Carter posted a 72-25 record and his teams were ranked in the Top-5 of Division III both offensively and defensively. Carter coached 11 All-North Coast Athletic Conference selections, including the 2013 NCAC Freshman of the Year, two Great Lakes All-Region honorees and one American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III All-American.

Prior to becoming the head coach, he served as the assistant coach/defensive coordinator in 2010 season and was promoted to associate head coach in 2011. During the 2011 season, Hiram was the 16th-nationally in blocking, and made its third NCAA Division III Tournament appearance.
Previous Coaching Experiences
Before coaching at Hiram, Carter spent two years as Head Coach at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. He led the team to two OHSAA (Ohio High School Athletic Association) District championships, a regional title and an appearance in the OHSAA State Tournament Final Four. He received back-to-back Northeast Ohio Conference Coach of the Year awards and coached seven All-NOC and six All-District players.

In addition, Carter has served as the head coach at both NCAA Division I Kent State University and Sacred Heart (Conn.) University and has been an assistant coach at the University of Kentucky, KSU and NCAA Division III Oneonta State (N.Y.) University.  He also was the head men's volleyball coach at Broome (N.Y.) Community College, Sacred Heart and Oneonta State.

Carter is a well-known recruiter and made a name for himself as one of the nation's best in recruiting at UK and KSU. He produced three consecutive recruiting classes that ranked amongst the Top-50 nationally in Division I and helped those programs to more than double their win totals within a three-year period. Also during his time at UK and KSU, he recruited and coached nine All-Freshman Team selections and six All-Conference players.

Using his recruiting successes, Carter became a recruiting consultant and started his own company. From 2007-2012, he helped collegiate coaches identify, evaluate and rank high school volleyball players from across the country.
Carter's Education & Family
Carter earned an associate's degree in sociology from Broome Community College, a bachelor's degree in psychology from Oneonta State and is currently working on his master's degree in sports psychology/exercise physiology from Southern Connecticut State University.

Carter and his wife, Melissa, reside in Streetsboro, with their four children Grady, Aislin, Brylie and Keegan.


This page was last updated on November 13, 2018