Sean Carter has been named an assistant coach for the Wichita State volleyball program, Head Coach Chris Lamb announced July 11.
“I went out looking for hard working, high energy and smart and I got what I wanted,” Lamb said. “Like Matt (Hoffman), Sean is friends with a lot of my friends even though we didn’t know each other. All I got was thumbs up from everybody. He is a rising star and will be a head coach someday and I just hope to keep him around here for a while. I’ve always set it up that we would divvy up assignments how we are together as a staff. Between the three of us, we want to balance out all the roles of recruiting, training and scouting amongst us. My plan is that we are three equals as we figure out how best to work with each other.”
Carter will be Lamb’s second assistant as Matt Hoffman has been promoted to first assistant.
"I am very excited to be joining the Shocker Volleyball program and the Wichita State family,” Carter said. “I am looking forward to working along side such great coaches in Chris Lamb and Matt Hoffman. I couldn't be happier to be here and can't wait to start working with the players to help them continue the tradition of success that the Shocker Volleyball program is known for."
Sean comes to WSU after serving as an assistant coach at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, Calif., from 2012-13. While at The Master’s, he helped the Lady Mustangs to two NAIA National Tournament appearances and a NAIA National Quarterfinals appearance in 2013. He also coached two-time All-American Sam Dougherty and 2012 NAIA Freshman of the Year Aubrey Bekendam.
At The Master’s, he did on floor coaching, individual training of all positions, scouting of opponents, practice design and management, recruiting and served as the liaison between the facility and event manager. He was also the director of the summer volleyball camps.
From 2009-12, he was the manager for the University of Arizona volleyball program. During his time with the Wildcats, he was responsible for assisting the head coach and assistant coaches with training exercises, setting up and taking down all video scouting equipment and all volleyball equipment, running the Data Volley Program, oversight of volunteer managers and doing inventory of all volleyball equipment.
From 2012-14, he was the head coach for the Legacy Volleyball Club in Valencia, Calif. During his time with Legacy, he was in charge of practice design and management, on floor coaching, individual private training and was the liaison between the club athletes and college recruiters.
From 2010-12, he also was the head coach for Volleyball Club Dinamo in Tucson, Ariz.
While at Arizona, Carter was the starting setter and team captain for the University of Arizona men’s club volleyball team from 2009-11. In 2010, he was the starting libero for 2nd City Premiere that won the USA Volleyball Adult Nationals open division and from 2006-08, he was the starting libero for Cal State Northridge. He was also a member of the Synergy Volleyball Club from 2003-06.
Sean earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology in May 2012 from the University of Arizona.