Carter Named Director Of Virginia Tech Monogram Club
Former Player and Administrator Has Strong Tech Background
March 29, 2000

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver announced Wednesday that Derek Carter, a former Tech football player and administrator, will return to the university as Director of the Monogram Club. Carter will replace veteran Tech coach and administrator Terry Strock who retired in January.

"I am delighted that Derek Carter is able to return to the Virginia Tech Athletic Department," said Weaver. "Derek is a first-class individual who will do an outstanding job in carrying on the revitalization of our Monogram Club."

Carter has a strong Tech background that includes three previous stops in Blacksburg. The Washington, D.C., native was a four-year letterman on Tech football teams from 1981 through 1984. He spent his first season as a wingback before starting in the Hokies' defensive secondary his final three years. Carter earned his undergraduate degree from Tech in 1985.

After working three years as an account representative for the Xerox Corporation in Washington, D.C., Carter returned to Blacksburg as a graduate assistant football coach in 1988. He moved to Knoxville, Tenn., in 1989 and earned a master's in sports management from the University of Tennessee. He served as an assistant director in the office of student life at UT from 1991 to 1994.

Carter returned to Tech again in August, 1994 and spent four years on the staff as an assistant athletic director. The past two years, he has worked as the director of athletics at Patrick Henry High School in Ashland, Va.

Carter is scheduled to assume his new duties at Tech on July 1.