Former University of Connecticut standout diver Errol Carter enters his 21st season as coach of the Bison men’s and women’s diving program in 2016-17.
The 2009, 2012 and 2013 Patriot League Diving Coach of the Year, Carter graduated from UConn in 1996 with a bachelor of science degree in therapeutic recreational services. He concluded an internship at the Institute of Living in Hartford in 1998, which completed his undergraduate requirements.
While at UConn, Carter was a four-year letterwinner as a diver. He advanced to the Big East finals off the three-meter board in both his sophomore (1993-94) and junior (1994-95) seasons. He was also a conference finalist off the one-meter board in 1993-94. Carter helped his team win its first New England championship in 1994-95 by placing fifth on both boards.
Carter, in 2003, helped Bison diver Adam Freeman to a Patriot League title and several school-record performances. In 2005, he coached Freeman and Erika Mannix to the NCAA Zone "A" Diving Championships. In recent years Carter helped Rebecca Bersani to four straight all-league nods, Allison FitzPatrick earn her first all-league citation as a senior in 2010 and he helped David Magaro earn all-league honors as a freshman and an NCAA Zone Diving berth as a sophomore. Carter then guided Tara Boyle and Katie Hetherington to three Patriot League titles over a two-year span.
In Lewisburg, Carter volunteers his time with the community diving team, and he also helped run a diving camp at West Chester University.