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Coach Ken Carter

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Coach, Author, Educator & Inspiration for the Film "Coach Carter"

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 Coach Ken Carter Biography

When famed high school basketball coach Ken Carter literally locked his undefeated, state play-off bound team out of the gym and forced them to hit the books and stop counting on athletic potential as the only ticket out of a tough, inner-city life, he sent a powerful message. The film, "Coach Carter," based on the lockout and starring Samuel L. Jackson as the Coach, is just one more testimony to the strength of his convictions. At the podium, Coach Carter scores with hard-hitting advice about accountability, integrity, teamwork and leadership to succeed both on and off the basketball court.

A successful businessman when he accepted the head basketball coach position at Richmond High School (Richmond, California) in 1997, Carter had a monumental task at hand. The students were failing academically at an alarming rate, and the athletic programs were in a pathetic state. Within two years, he had virtually single-handedly turned around the school, physically cleaning up (trash, graffiti, drug dealers), and also mentally cleaning house as well. A contract which each player and his parents signed spelled out crucial rules of conduct: treat others with respect; shun drugs and alcohol; sit in the front of class and participate; wear suit and tie on game day; and maintain a minimum of a 2.3 GPA. And when not all of the players lived up to these obligations, the play-off bound, undefeated Richmond Oilers (13-0)–including Carter’s own son, Damien–were locked out of the gym and pulled from any basketball-related activities to learn how to “…rise as a team.” Academically solid players tutored weaker ones, and the whole team improved their GPAs. Most importantly, these inner city students ultimately returned not just to the court, but to a new standard of winning, one which transcended the hoop dreams of high school, to college educations and futures they might never have imagined for themselves.

In addition to coaching SlamBall’s champion team, The Rumble, Carter is owner and operator of Prime Time Publishing, Prime Time Sports, and is an author. He is also founder and chairman of the Coach Ken Carter Foundation, a non-profit organization which develops, promotes and provides education, training and mentoring programs for minority youths. In 2002, he was selected to carry the Olympic torch for the San Francisco Bay Area/Richmond California.

A successful author and speaker, Coach Carter brings the hard-hitting advice about accountability, integrity, teamwork and leadership to succeed both on and off the basketball court. His latest book entitled, "Yes Ma’am, No Sir The 12 Essential Steps for Success in Life" chronicles his personal experiences in life that shaped him to be the man that he is today. It also hits on key points to assist and show others how to lead more productive and successful lives.

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Yes Ma'am, No Sir: The 12 Essential Steps for Success in Life

Yes Ma'am, No Sir: The 12 Essential Steps for Success in Life

Coach Carter: My Life

Coach Carter: My Life

Speaking Topics
  • Five Steps to Career Success

  • Use Your Passion to Succeed

  • What You See is What You Get: How to Visualize and Reach Your Goals

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Coach Ken Carter

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Coach, Author, Educator & Inspiration for the Film "Coach Carter"

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Coach Ken Carter Biography

When famed high school basketball coach Ken Carter literally locked his undefeated, state play-off bound team out of the gym and forced them to hit the books and stop counting on athletic potential as the only ticket out of a tough, inner-city life, he sent a powerful message. The film, "Coach Carter," based on the lockout and starring Samuel L. Jackson as the Coach, is just one more testimony to the strength of his convictions. At the podium, Coach Carter scores with hard-hitting advice about accountability, integrity, teamwork and leadership to succeed both on and off the basketball court.

A successful businessman when he accepted the head basketball coach position at Richmond High School (Richmond, California) in 1997, Carter had a monumental task at hand. The students were failing academically at an alarming rate, and the athletic programs were in a pathetic state. Within two years, he had virtually single-handedly turned around the school, physically cleaning up (trash, graffiti, drug dealers), and also mentally cleaning house as well. A contract which each player and his parents signed spelled out crucial rules of conduct: treat others with respect; shun drugs and alcohol; sit in the front of class and participate; wear suit and tie on game day; and maintain a minimum of a 2.3 GPA. And when not all of the players lived up to these obligations, the play-off bound, undefeated Richmond Oilers (13-0)–including Carter’s own son, Damien–were locked out of the gym and pulled from any basketball-related activities to learn how to “…rise as a team.” Academically solid players tutored weaker ones, and the whole team improved their GPAs. Most importantly, these inner city students ultimately returned not just to the court, but to a new standard of winning, one which transcended the hoop dreams of high school, to college educations and futures they might never have imagined for themselves.

In addition to coaching SlamBall’s champion team, The Rumble, Carter is owner and operator of Prime Time Publishing, Prime Time Sports, and is an author. He is also founder and chairman of the Coach Ken Carter Foundation, a non-profit organization which develops, promotes and provides education, training and mentoring programs for minority youths. In 2002, he was selected to carry the Olympic torch for the San Francisco Bay Area/Richmond California.

A successful author and speaker, Coach Carter brings the hard-hitting advice about accountability, integrity, teamwork and leadership to succeed both on and off the basketball court. His latest book entitled, "Yes Ma’am, No Sir The 12 Essential Steps for Success in Life" chronicles his personal experiences in life that shaped him to be the man that he is today. It also hits on key points to assist and show others how to lead more productive and successful lives.

Coach Ken Carter Videos

  • Coach Ken Carter in 30 Seconds! - YouTube
    Coach Carter gives hard-hitting advice about accountability, integrity, teamwork and leadership to succeed both on and off the basketball court.
  • Coach Carter Quotes
  • Coach Ken Carter at MEC Powerplay 2015

Coach Ken Carter Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Coach Ken Carter

Coach Ken Carter Speaking Topics

  • Five Steps to Career Success

  • Use Your Passion to Succeed

  • What You See is What You Get: How to Visualize and Reach Your Goals

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  • How to book Coach Ken Carter?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Coach Ken Carter for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Coach Ken Carter, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Coach Ken Carter or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Coach Ken Carter?

    Booking fees for Coach Ken Carter, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Coach Ken Carter, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Coach Ken Carter?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Coach Ken Carter for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Coach Ken Carter for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Coach Ken Carter or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Coach Ken Carter or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Coach Ken Carter is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Coach Ken Carter for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Coach Ken Carter generally travels from Waco, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.R. Martinez, Brian Holloway, Jim Morris, Pat Williams and Vince Papale. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Coach Ken Carter for an upcoming event.

Coach Ken Carter Speaker Videos

  • Coach Ken Carter in 30 Seconds! - YouTube
    Coach Carter gives hard-hitting advice about accountability, integrity, teamwork and leadership to succeed both on and off the basketball court.
    Coach Carter Quotes
  • Coach Ken Carter at MEC Powerplay 2015
    Kenneth Carter - “We are the Reapers”
  • Coach Ken Carter
    Coach Ken Carter: Motivational Speaker - YouTube

Coach Ken Carter Speaking Topics

  • Five Steps to Career Success

  • Use Your Passion to Succeed

  • What You See is What You Get: How to Visualize and Reach Your Goals

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