ECSU taps Carr as Lady Vikings' Hoops Coach

April Emory
May 10, 2007

Elizabeth City State University announces the appointment of Antionette Carr as the Head Women's Basketball Coach. Coach Carr comes to ECSU after 13 years at Norfolk State University where she most recently served as the associate head coach. Her main duties included the development of post players and recruiting. While Carr as a member of the coaching staff, the Spartans won the school's first ever Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) tournament and subsequently their first bid to the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament in 2002. Carr played basketball at Campbell University from 1982-86. She earned first-team NAIA All-American honors her junior and senior seasons. She graduated from Campbell as the school's all-time leader in points (1,597) and rebounds (1,028). She was honored as CU's Outstanding Female Athlete and basketball team MVP three times. Carr, who still holds the single-game school scoring mark of 40 points, is also the only female athlete in Campbell history to have her jersey retired. She was also a four-year letterwinner in softball. She was inducted into the Campbell Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. After graduating, Carr remained at Campbell as a graduate assistant basketball coach and head softball coach. She also served as an assistant at Elizabeth City State in 1992-1993. "We are pleased to have an individual with Coach Carr's experience to lead our women's basketball program", states Interim Athletic Director Thurlis Little. "We welcome her back to ECSU and look forward to the continual success of the Lady Vikings." Carr has a bachelor's degree in business and a master's in business administration, both from Campbell. She and her husband, Carlos, were married in August 2006.