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Second-year associate head coach Murray Garvin will take over for the rest of the season, SCSU Athletic Director Charlene Johnson said.
“We thank Coach Carter for his service as head men’s basketball coach at South Carolina State and wish him well in his future endeavors,” Johnson said.
Carter was in his sixth season as head coach, but the team continued its headlong slide into oblivion. After back-to-back winning records in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010, Carter’s Bulldogs went 10-22 in 2010-11, including a 5-11 mark in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play.
That season paled in comparison to last season’s disastrous campaign. The Bulldogs went winless (0-16) in MEAC play and finished 5-25 overall.
So far this season, SCSU is 4-16, 0-7 MEAC. All four of Carter’s wins came in the first seven games. The Bulldogs are in the midst of a 13-game losing streak.
Carter’s resignation is the latest in a string of problems for South Carolina State, which has seen two of its former employees indicted on federal conspiracy charges in a kickback scheme and recently disclosed that it was running a serious deficit instead of the surplus it had been reporting for several years.