Photos from Siena's season-opening game against Vermont at Times Union Center
Craig Carter begins the second season of his second stint as an assistant coach at Siena.
Carter served as an assistant to Fran McCaffery at Siena during McCaffery's first season at Siena in 2005-06. He played an integral role in recruiting the most successful class in program history, the decorated Class of 2010, which recently completed a run of four-straight 20-win seasons and three consecutive MAAC titles and NCAA appearances.
Carter, a standout guard at Rutgers from 1987-91, just finished his fourth season as an assistant coach for the Scarlet Knights. The Brooklyn, N.Y. native made two NCAA Tournament appearances as a player with Rutgers and enters 2010-11 with 13 years of coaching experience on his resume.
Carter spent the 2004-05 season as the director of basketball operations at UMass, where he handled a myriad of duties. He coordinated of all aspects of team travel and helped establish the team's schedule and workout regiments. Prior to his stint at UMass, Carter spent a year as director of basketball operations at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 2003-04, where he was responsible for a wide array of duties within the basketball program under McCaffery.
Carter was an assistant coach at Elizabeth City State in North Carolina for two seasons (2001-03). Prior to his stint at ECS, he served as an assistant coach at Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., from 1999-2001, while also working an elementary school teacher in the New York school system. Carter also served as an assistant coach at Norwalk Community College (Conn.) in 1998 and was a video coordinator with the WNBA's New York Liberty in the summer of 2001.
Before beginning his coaching career in 1998, Carter worked in the corporate world in various roles, including financial analyst, foreign exchange analyst and trading support specialist with some of the nation's top firms, General Electric, Global Consumer Finance and Chase Manhattan Bank.
Born September 6, 1969, Carter earned a degree in English in 1992. He ranks tied for seventh all-time at Rutgers in assists (311) and tenth in career steals (123).
Carter is the proud father of a 19 year old daughter, Amber, who attends Rutgers-Newark.