Cortez Carter is in his third season on Florida State’s staff in 2022, serving as a senior analyst on defense for the Seminoles.
Carter came to Tallahassee after working on Mike Norvell’s staff at Memphis as a graduate assistant in 2019. That year, Memphis won a school-record 12 games, earned the program’s first outright conference championship since 1969 and played in the Cotton Bowl. Carter was a defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator at Lock Haven University in 2018.
He was a graduate assistant for two seasons at Marshall, working on offense in 2016 and the defensive staff in 2017. The 2017 team won eight games and finished the year with a victory in the New Mexico Bowl. He began his coaching career at Brookpoint High School in 2015.
Carter was a four-year letterman at Marshall and appeared in 51 games during his collegiate career. He helped the Herd win 35 games, including the 2014 Conference USA championship, and play in three bowl games. In his senior season, he helped lead Marshall to its first conference title since 2002.
Carter earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration management from Marshall in 2014 and completed his master’s in continuing education from Marshall in 2017. He also holds a master’s from Memphis in sports hospitality management earned in 2019.