Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Garinger football coach leaving for S.C. job

Garinger head football coach Chris Carter is leaving the school to accept a similar position at Lake Marion High in Santee, S.C.

Carter, 35, coached at Garinger for two seasons. Last season, Carter led Garinger to four wins and ended the school’s 61-game losing streak on the field. He was named Queen City 3A/4A coach of the year.

Carter said his new school offered him the assistant athletics director position as well as head track and would compensate him for operating the weight room. The job takes him closer to his mother, who lives in nearby Orangeburg and he estimated his pay would more than double.

Corey Wright, who coached at Lake Marion last season, made $58,544 last season. Wright and Carter went to high school together in Orangeburg.

Carter said he planned to meet with Garinger’s team today.

“It’s a good group of kids we have over there,” Carter said of the Wildcats, “and I think the program is in better shape than when I got there. Garinger’s on the right track and I will do whatever I can to help the next coach. I don’t want to leave him high and dry. I want to make sure everything’s in place.”

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

60g is not too much ..aint getting rich, but making a positive statement to our kids. That's a tough job. I admire this man. Keep it up!!

Anonymous said...

So that's how carolina if the first pay isn't right they give the coach a lot of titles then boost his pay. Man CMS can I get a little of that maybe then we can keep our coaches

Anonymous said...

Cach Carter thanks for everything you showed thoses guys they can win.

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute he will be assist. athletic director,head track coach,and weight training coach dang what's is his supplement looking like man they did the guy before him in.

Anonymous said...

how much would Knotts make if he were in the Carolina's (South that is)$1,000,000.00?

Anonymous said...

Gonna be hard to keep young talented coaches in North Carolina. Especially when other states pay waaayyyy better than NC. Most of the Quality Coaches are those who have their income from NC supplemented by another source of income, i.e. retirement pay from somewhere else. Sports like Football is just another way of reaching these young kids now a days. Times have changed. NC should pump more money into it's athletic budget to ASSIST in keeping these kids off the streets, and possibly help in directing them in another more positive path. Most Coaches are gonna go where the money is. A rare breed will stay despite his pay. Coaches have way more to deal with today than the coaches of old. Good Luck Coach Carter.

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