Charlie Carr is in his 13th year as senior associate director of athletics at Florida State. Dave Hart, Florida State’s director of athletics, named his longtime associate shortly after he accepted the job in 1995.
Prior to coming to Florida State, Carr served under Hart as an associate director of athletics at East Carolina for four years and was executive director of ECU’s educational foundation from 1988 until his elevation to associate A.D.
Carr’s responsibilities since coming to Florida State including assisting in managing all phases of the department’s operation. He serves as the department’s spokesperson in the A.D.’s absence and acts as the department’s contact and liaison for campus and community organizations. He has served as a member of the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee from 22001-06 and served as chairman of the committee in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
Carr is also charged with overseeing department personnel in addition to administration of the Seminole baseball, cross country, men’s and women’s golf, track and volleyball programs. Carr has watched as the Seminole men’s track and field team has won two consecutive NCAA Championships outdoor in 2006 and 2007.
A well-known member of the college athletics scene in North Carolina as a player, coach and administrator, Carr was athletics director at Mississippi State from 1985-87.
Carr played football and baseball at North Carolina where he earned his master’s degree in 1970. He played two years of professional baseball in the New York Mets organization before becoming an assistant football coach at his alma mater from 1971-65 under Bill Dooley. He then coached at Rice University from 1975-78.
He returned to UNC in 1978 to begin administrative work as senior associate director of athletics until his appointment at Mississippi State.
Carr has a daughter, Caitlin.