Ken Carter Texas, USA
- Inspiration for the film Coach Carter
- Founder and Chairman of the Coach Ken Carter Foundation
- Dean/Headmaster of the Coach Carter Impact Academy
When famed high school basketball Coach Ken Carter locked his undefeated, state play-off team out of the gym and forced them to hit the books, he sent a powerful message. Ridiculed by his community, Coach Carter drove it home to his players to stop counting on athletic potential as the only ticket out of a tough, inner city life.
His story and the impact he had on his players were immortalised in the film Coach Carter, starring Samuel L. Jackson as Coach Carter. Carter is the Founder and Chairman of the Coach Ken Carter Foundation, a non-profit that promotes and provides education, training and mentoring programs for minority youths. He also founded the Coach Carter Impact Academy, designed to enable disadvantaged youth to reach their full academic and life potential.
A successful author and speaker, Coach Carter brings the hard-hitting advice about accountability, integrity, teamwork and leadership to succeed both on and off the basketball court.