CORAL GABLES, Fla. – After four years at the helm of Miami’s rowing program, Andrew Carter has accepted the head coaching position at the University of Iowa. A national search is underway for Carter’s replacement.
In his time at Miami, Carter helped the Hurricanes rise from the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference into the national polls. Under his leadership, the Varsity 8+ posted an overall record of 30-11 in 2013, highlighted by a San Diego Crew Classic Cal Cup Championship. In 2012, the Open 8+ and the Championship 4+ each earned silver medals at the Head of the Hooch Regatta, while the Varsity 8+ secured a bronze medal at the event.
Before taking over at Miami, Carter spent the 2008-09 season as an assistant coach at Clemson University, where he coached the Varsity 4+ group that claimed 2009 ACC and NCAA titles. The Tigers achieved a No. 9 national ranking along with eight top-three finishes during the fall season before claiming their first ACC Championship and earning a berth into the NCAA Championships.
From 2000-08, Carter was head coach of the men's and women's rowing programs at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He led the Bobcats women's team to back-to-back NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships appearances, and the men's team became one of the top programs in an NCAA division. Among the student-athletes Carter coached was 2005 graduate Andrew Byrnes, a gold medalist for the Canadian National Team (men's eight) at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
During the 2006-07, Carter spent a sabbatical year, serving as director of coach development for Otago Rowing Association in Dunedin -- the capital of Otaga province in New Zealand. While working with Otaga Rowing, he headed the regional high performance ID and development program, while overseeing more than 40 coaches and 20 regional programs.
Before his time at Bates, Carter spent the 1999-00 season as an assistant coach at the University of Southern California. From 1996-99, he served as head rowing coach at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Carter has also coached various successful collegiate, club, and provincial programs throughout his native Canada.
Carter spent two years working at Canada's National Rowing Center in London, Ontario, prior to coming to the United States. His achievements as a rower and coach include numerous medals in many of North America's major rowing competitions such as the National Invitational Championship, Dad Vail, Canadian Championship, Royal Canadian Henley and the Head of the Charles Regatta.
Carter is a U.S. Rowing Level III Coach and a Rowing Canada Aviron Level IV Coach, as well as a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Master Instructor and Master Coach Evaluator. He is affiliated with the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association and U.S. Rowing.
Carter earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology-biomechanics from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a master's degree in kinesiology-biomechanics from the University of Western Ontario. Highly regarded in both the academic and coaching fields, Carter is a regular speaker at national and international coaching conferences on topics in biomechanics, technique, equipment, and training.