Coach Jonathan Carter began his Collegiate-coaching career in the fall of 1996 at Long Island University as an Assistant Cross-Country/Track and Field Coach. Coach Carter was responsible for coaching the sprinters, horizontal and vertical jumpers as well as the throwing events. Coach Carter also assisted the head track and field Coach in the hurdle events. In his first year as an assistant coach, he guided many athletes to become Northeast Conference Champions as well as IC4A and ECAC qualifiers.
In the fall of 1997, Coach Carter became the Head Cross-Country and Track and Field Coach. Coach Carter held the positon of Head Cross-Country and track Field Coach from 1997-1999. During his tenure as the Head Coach, Coach Carter was able to successfully increase the number of student-athletes participation by recruiting quality student-athletes that prioritized education first and athletics second. Of the student-athletes recruited and coached by Coach Carter all maintained healthy academic and athletic performances. In 1999 Coach Carter lead the Women’s team to a second place finish in the Northeast Conference Indoor and Outdoor Championship. In 1999 the Women’s 4×400 meter relay team won the Collegiate Section of the World Famous Penn Relays. In the same year Coach Carter coached LIU sprinter Lamont Benjamin to the LIU’s first ever 60 meter IC4A champion.
Coach Carter resigned from the Head Coaching position at LIU in the summer of 1999 to return home to South Florida where he was a volunteer Coach at Florida International University and pursuing his career as a professional Track and Field athlete. Coach Carter assisted the Head Track and Field Coach with the development of the sprinters and relays. In 2001 he coached sprinter Vronique Wilson to All-American status in the 200 meters posting a time of 23.21 seconds.
Coach Carter has coached on all levels of the sport of track and Field. Coach is currently the Head Track and Field coach at Charles W. Flanagan High School and West Pembroke Pines Optimist. Coach Carter has coached many athletes to become AAU national champions, District Champions as well as Regional champions and state championship qualifiers. In 2021 the Flanagan Girls Track and Field team won the district 14-4A championship.
Coach Jonathan Carter was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida he is a graduate of Dillard High School . He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Florida State University in 1996. While attending Florida State University Coach Carter competed in the sport of track and field and was a 6 time All-American in the sprint and relay events. Coach Carter was a semi-finalist in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Trials in the 100 meters. He is also is a two-time USA Championship Finalist in the 100 meters and 200 meters. Placing 4th in the 100 meters and 200 meters at the 1998 USA Championships. In 1997, he was a member of the Silver medal Pan-Am 4×100 meter relay team. In 2001 he was a relay member of the Gold medal World Championship 4×100 meter relay team.
Coach Carter currently resides in Pembroke Pines, Florida, with his wife Jessica Carter and his four children Jaysha, Jaydea, Jassani, and Jonathan.