La Plume, PA – Glenn Carter has been named Keystone College’s first-ever head men’s lacrosse coach according to an announcement made recently by Director of Athletics, Dr. Matthew Grimaldi. Carter has been coaching at the highest levels for the past 16 years including starting the program at Division III Ursinus College before stops at Division I and professional levels.
Carter gets much of the credit for transforming the University of Richmond Lacrosse program into a NCAA Division I team. Prior to the University of Richmond, Carter started and was the head coach at NCAA Division III Ursinus for eight years, leading them to national recognition and toppling several nationally ranked teams. Carter has also coached at the professional level for the World Champion Philadelphia Barrage of Major League Lacrosse. Before Ursinus, Carter served as the head assistant for the Neumann College Knights where he helped lead the Knights to an ECAC South Region Championship. Carter was also a standout defenseman for the Knights as a player.
Keystone’s men’s lacrosse team, along with the new women’s lacrosse program, will compete at the varsity level beginning in the spring of 2015 as members of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) and will play all their home contests at the brand new, $3.4 million synthetic all-weather athletic field and track complex currently under construction on campus.
“I am honored and would like to thank Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Bob Perkins and Director of Athletics Dr. Matt Grimaldi for the opportunity to lead and develop the Keystone Men’s Lacrosse Program,” stated Carter. “Their positive vision for the school and program is what sold me on Keystone.” “I was impressed with the direction Keystone College is moving and the overall vision for the growth of the school as a whole. The opportunity to work with Dr. Grimaldi and the great staff of young coaches he has assembled is very appealing. I look forward to the challenge of leading the Keystone men’s lacrosse program and building a strong foundation that will make the College, local community, alumni, and student-athletes proud.”
Carter has served as head varsity coach for the Friends Central School in Pennsylvania, sending many young men to top Division I, II, and III colleges and universities. He also has served as director for Black Bear Lacrosse. Black Bear operates many instructional camps around the country and travel teams that serve the Philadelphia metro area, giving student athletes the opportunity to get noticed by colleges and universities.
Carter also founded Team Venom travel lacrosse which has quickly become one of Central Virginias best travel clubs and North Meets South Lacrosse which provides clinics, leagues, tournaments and many more lacrosse opportunities to kids in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Coach Carter also helps & counsels local players with the college recruitment process to assist them in finding the best academic/athletic fit for the student athletes and their families.
Carter was also a speaker at the 2005 US Lacrosse National Convention and served as a traveling clinician for U.S. lacrosse, assisting in developing lacrosse in “new” areas for both coaches and players.
Carter is married to Tonya. The couple has three children, Gabi, Mia, and Tre.