Director of Athletics Rob Chesney has named Ian Carter as Montclair State University’s new head track and field coach.
“I am very excited to join the Red Hawks coaching staff,” Carter said. “I look forward to working with our student athletes during the indoor and outdoor seasons.”
Carter has served as an admissions recruiter at the University since 2015, scheduling and coordinating events in eight New Jersey counties. He managed over 1,500 student applications during the 2017-18 recruitment cycle and saw increased applications in Atlantic County (23.6%), Camden County (6.4%), Gloucester County (10%) and Ocean County (8.8%). He developed a customer service manual for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and has served on various planning committees for on-campus recruitment programs.
Additionally, Carter served as the athletic liaison for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. In this role, he served as the primary contact for any prospective freshman and transfer student athletes. He was responsible for the identification and application process of all Undergraduate Admissions information.
The Matawan, New Jersey, native has been a part of the game day operations staff for Montclair State football since 2018 and has been a member of the Intercollegiate Athletic Council for the University since 2015.
Carter earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rowan University in 2014 and received a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education in 2018. He was a three-year member of the Rowan Profs football team, playing in 19 career games. A two-sport athlete at Matawan Regional High School, Carter won the State Sectional Indoor Championship in the shot put during his senior year and in the discus as a junior.
“Ian shares our commitment to providing a quality student athlete experience,” said Chesney. “He brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the position and will work very hard to improve our track-and-field program in all areas. We look forward to an exciting season with Ian as our head track coach.”