BUIES CREEK, N.C.-Campbell director of strength and conditioning Andrew Carter will be one of seven speakers at the 2012 Basketball Specific Strength & Conditioning Symposium May 18-19 at the University of North Carolina.
The symposium is geared towards basketball specific training, a growing area in strength and conditioning. The event will be hosted inside the new Student-Athlete Center for Excellence beneath the Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium.
Carter, beginning his fourth season at the helm of the Campbell strength and conditioning program, will present on day two of the symposium, speaking on getting the most out of mid-major players.
Other speakers will include Lee Taft (leetaft.com), Robb Rogers (coachrobbrogers.com), James Hardy (University of Colorado), Jason Beaulieu (University of North Carolina), Ty Sevin (U.S. Olympic Training Center) and Jonas Sahratian (University of North Carolina).
Carter is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), is USA Weightlifting Club Coach Certified and a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa).
Before coming to Campbell, where he works closely with all 20 varsity sports programs, Carter served as head strength and conditioning coach at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Va. In addition to his strength and conditioning duties, Carter also worked as the physical education department coordinator and assistant boy's varsity lacrosse coach.
Carter began his career as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Delaware (2003-05) where he was responsible for implementing strength and conditioning programs for men's lacrosse, baseball, softball, men's soccer, rowing, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track and field and cross country.
Carter has also served as the head strength and conditioning coach for the U.S. Women's National Lacrosse Team (2006-08), volunteer assistant strength coach at Notre Dame (2004) and the head strength and conditioning coach for the Cecil Community College's men's basketball team (2004-05).
Also included in Carter's extensive background is teaching and research work as an adjunct professor at Marymount University (2007), a research assistant at the University of Delaware (2003-05) and a research associate with the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami (2002-03). He also has authored numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, including the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the Journal of Athletic Training. Carter has presented at the Southeastern North Carolina Strength & Conditioning Clinic, the NSCA National Conference, and the NATA National Conference.
A 2002 graduate of Salisbury University with a bachelor's degree in physical education with emphasis in exercise science, Carter also earned his master's in exercise physiology from Delaware in 2005.