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Tsipis completes Badgers coaching staff with hiring of Carter

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The Badgers women's basketball coaching staff is now complete. New head coach Jonathan Tsipis announced the hiring of Craig Carter as an assistant on Monday.

"We are excited to welcome Craig to the Wisconsin Women's Basketball family,” Tsipis said. “Craig and I have known each other for a long period and he has a great reputation as being an outstanding coach.  He was an accomplished player at Rutgers and has helped recruit and develop high level student-athletes."

Carter recently served as a men's assistant coach at Cornell University. He has also had stops at Siena College and Rutgers. Carter played at Rutgers from 1987-91. He was a two-time captain.

Tsipis and Carter both worked under Fran McCaffery at points in their careers. Carter replaced Tsipis as McCaffery's director of operations at UNC Greensboro. Carter then followed McCaffery to Siena. 

“Jonathan and I are from the same coaching family tree,” Carter explained. “We have been mentored and taught by the same coach. When this job came open, Fran recommended me to Jonathan. Tsip is a great guy and Wisconsin is a great school. It’s a great opportunity and something I couldn’t say no to. I had other opportunities that I actually walked away from to give this job a really good look and I’m glad it worked out. I bring a high-level of preparation, confidence and belief. I think the main thing you can do with a player that you mentor is let them know how much you care about them – preparing them and believing in their talent, their ability to get better. I think we’re going to be able to do that. It’s a great mix of personalities, enthusiasm and energy that’s going to take the Wisconsin program to new levels.”

Carter will join Sasha Palmer and Myia McCurdy on Tsipis' staff.


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