Tina Carter begins her sixth season as head coach of the Viking volleyball program, amassing a record of 142-64 including a school record 39-10 in 2011. In the five years under Carter’s direction, the Vikings have vaulted to the top of the Midwest Collegiate Conference and become one of the top volleyball programs in the NAIA.
Grand View won the MCC regular season title in both 2011 and 2012, the MCC Tournament title in 2011, and made national tournament appearances in both 2011 and 2012. Carter was voted the MCC Coach of the Year in both 2009 and 2011 and the AVCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year in 2011.
The Vikings were ranked nationally every week in 2012 and attained the program’s highest ranking ever of No. 7 in the NAIA.
Last season, the Vikings went 29-11 and were 5-1 (tied for first place) in conference play. Five players were named to the MCC All-Conference Teams and Kelley Johnson was voted as the MCC Newcomer of the Year. Devon Jensen earned her fourth MCC First Team All-Conference award and was named to the NAIA and AVCA All-America Teams – her fourth All-American honor. Kadie Subbert was also recognized as an NAIA and AVCA All-American. Jensen and Subbert both earned AVCA All-Region honors.
Carter was been a member of the Iowa High Performance Coaching staff from 2008-12, three of those seasons as a head coach. Her 2008 Iowa Region Girls Select Team and 2012 Iowa Region Girls Youth Teams both won silver medals. The past two seasons, Carter has been an assistant coach for the Iowa Ice Professional Volleyball League (PVL). The Iowa Ice placed second at the inaugural PVL Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2012 and won the gold medal at the 2013 PVL Championships in Louisville, Ky.
Carter came to Grand View after serving as the volunteer assistant coach at Iowa State from 2005-2007 and the Assistant Coach at Drake from 2003-2005. She has also coached for Central Iowa Select VB Club and Iowa Power Volleyball Alliance (IPVA) and serves on the Iowa Region Board.
Carter played her collegiate career at Southern Methodist University on a full athletic scholarship. She captained the SMU volleyball team and was a member of the Academic All-WAC Team. Carter graduated from SMU in 1998 with a degree in psychology, and she completed her Master of Education Degree in sports management from Iowa State University in 2001. Carter resides in Altoona with her husband, Scott, and their daughter, Lauren.