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Missouri Western Selects Next Athletics Director

From MWSU Athletics Website

(St Joseph) Missouri Western State University has named Andrew Carter as the University’s next director of athletics. Carter, currently director of athletics at NCAA Division II Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota, will start at Missouri Western on May 2.

Carter has over 30 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, the last 25 as an athletic director at NAIA Missouri Baptist University and NCAA Division II institutions Newberry College, Armstrong Atlantic State University and Northwestern Oklahoma State University before joining Minot State in 2016.

He was appointed to the NCAA Division II Membership Committee in 2019 and has served in numerous other leadership roles at NCAA conference levels. In addition, Carter had a successful baseball coaching career, leading his team at Missouri Baptist University to seven consecutive American Midwest Conference championships, earning seven conference coach of the year awards and being inducted into the Missouri Baptist Athletic Hall of Fame.

Carter attended East Central College, has a bachelor of science degree from Missouri Baptist University and a master of business administration from Lindenwood University. Carter spent his early years in mid-Missouri and graduated from high school in St. Charles, MO where he met his wife Rena. They have seven children and eleven grandchildren. He’s excited to introduce himself to the community.



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