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Davidson's Carter named Mt. Juliet baseball coach
Jul 14, 2012 12:00 am
From staff reports
Davidson Academy's Jim Carter has been named head baseball coach for Mt. Juliet High School, Principal Mel Brown announced Thursday.
Carter replaces Mark Purvis, who stepped down last month after 13 seasons [and a 395-139] record on the job.
Carter, the son of former TSSAA executive director [and current Davidson athletic director] Ronnie Carter, has taken Jackson Christian, Hunters Lane and DA to the State Tournament a combined five times during his 14-year career. His 2000 JCM team and '08 Davidson team finished second while his '03 and '09 teams finished third. He brings a 347-210 [.623 winning percentage] to Mt. Juliet.
He has also served as an assistant athletic director and golf coach. His Davidson girls won state golf championships in 2007 and '08.
Carter inherits a Golden Bear program which has won seven straight District 9-AAA championships, five consecutive Region 5-AAA flags and been to the last five State Tournaments, including a runner-up finish in 2009. Mt. Juliet won a school-record 38 games [against six setbacks] this past spring.
He teaches math and is expected to fill the position vacated by assistant boys' basketball coach Doug Keil, the former Lebanon head coach who last week was named to the position at Glencliff, where one of his former LHS principals, Clint Wilson, is now in charge.
Carter and his wife, Heather, have a son, Cole , and a daughter, Rylee .