Carter steps down as DePauw women's soccer coach

Friday, January 24, 2014
John Carter

DePauw head women's soccer coach John Carter has announced his resignation from the University to pursue other career opportunities. Carter also serves as the coordinator of DePauw's indoor tennis and track center and a part-time Instructor in Kinesiology.

"I want to thank John for his years of service to DePauw University," said Stevie Baker-Watson, Theodore M. Katula Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports.

"He has led our women's soccer program since 1990 and directed our teams to both conference championships and the NCAA national tournament. We are grateful for his leadership and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors."

One of just two coaches in DePauw women's soccer history, Carter's teams posted a 255-155-24 record in 24 seasons including seven appearances in the NCAA Division III Championship and a trip to the national semifinals in 2003. He entered the season ranked 34th in Division III women's soccer history for total wins.

Carter's teams won six conference championships (three each in the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) in addition to the 2012 North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament title. During his tenure, Carter earned four conference coach of the year honors.

Lisa Link, DePauw assistant athletic director, will serve as the interim head coach as the national search moves forward. Link captained the North Central (Ill.) College women's soccer team for two years before graduating in 2009. She then served as a graduate assistant coach for two years at her alma mater before joining the DePauw athletics staff in 2012.

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