Carr begins his second stint at Rutgers, after spending two years as an assistant coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Carr, who had previously served in the capacity of Director of Men’s Basketball Operations at Rutgers from 1997-2000, has a background that includes 13 years of coaching and recruiting experience at the high school and collegiate level.
As the Director of Operations, Carr will be charged with performing a variety of functions within the Scarlet Knight basketball program. His many duties will include coordinating the marketing and administration of all summer basketball camps, and serving as the director of The Gary Waters Basketball Camp. He will also interact with the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics Administration in areas such as team travel, facility scheduling for practice and competition, team and office equipment requirements, team banquets, social functions and fund-raising events.
“Jim Carr is a great addition to our program,” said Waters. “He brings an unmatched work ethic, is extremely well-respected within the profession, and will be a tremendous asset to our program. Jim has important ties in this area and was very well thought of by the Rutgers athletic administration in his previous tenure at Rutgers. I am excited that we have been able to add Jim Carr to our basketball staff.”
From 1992-96, Carr was the Associate Director/Recruiting Coordinator for The Hoop Group, the nation’s largest basketball camp organization. While with The Hoop Group, the 1991 York College graduate served as the overall recruiting coordinator for all camps and clinics including the nationally ranked Eastern Invitational.
A native of Shawnee, Pa., Carr began his coaching career as the athletic director/head basketball coach at the York (Pa.) Country Day school. At the time of his hiring in 1989, Carr was one of the youngest A.D./Head Coach in the country. Carr has served as an assistant at Kings (Pa.) College, Stroudsburg High School and as the Assistant Director for the Invitational Basketball Camps in Stroudsburg, Pa.