Patrece Carter, a 2004 D3hoops.com All-South Region selection and head coach at Louisiana College for the past four years, has been named an assistant women's basketball coach at Division I McNeese State.
The Wildcats, who finished 14-11 this past season, were 49-50 in Carter's career on the sidelines.
In her first season as head coach at LC in 2014-2015, Carter led her team to a 17-8 overall record with a 13-7 mark in conference play and a No. 3 seed in the American Southwest Conference Tournament. Despite not playing a home game in the H.O. West Fieldhouse until late January due to renovations, Carter led her team to a perfect 6-0 record on the new floor in H.O. West as well a 9-1 overall mark in all home games, which included four games played at "The Fort" on the campus of LSU-Alexandria.
"The impact she has made on everyone she has come in contact with at Winnfield High School and Louisiana College throughout her career is special," said McNeese head coach Kacie Cryer. "We are so glad she chose to be apart of what we are doing here at McNeese. It is a great day to be a Cowgirl."
During her senior season, Carter was the ASC's leading scorer and ranked fourth in all of NCAA Division at 22.0 points per game. That season, she was named second team All-Louisiana, first team All-ASC, D3hoops.com All-South Region, the LC Female Athlete of the Year, a 2-time member of the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, and a multiple time winner of the ASC women's basketball Player of the Week.
Away from LC, Carter represented USA Athletes International, Inc., a team that won first place in Holland in 2003. She took over the women's basketball program at Winnfield High School in 2010 and had instant success. In only her second season as head coach, Carter led her team to the 2011 Class 2A State Championship, being named the Class 2A state Coach of the Year as well as the Central Louisiana Coach of the Year. She was also a three-time District 3-2A Coach of the Year (2010-2012) and was an assistant coach for the East team in the 2012 Louisiana High School Coach's Association All-Star game.