Coaches Corner

Freddie James

Freddie James is a renowned former American football coach. He played under Billy Nicks at Prairie View A&M in the late 1950s, before working in a steel plant for a couple of years, then as a physical therapist in Houston, Texas. His former coach Nicks later recommended him for high school football coaching. In 1982 James became head coach at David W. Carter High School in Dallas, Texas. In his first year, Carter reached the 5A state semifinals. In 1988, Carter won the title after one of the most dominant seasons in Texas high school football. Carter reached the state semis again in 1990 and 1991.

Coach James retired in 1995, having guided the Carter Cowboys to a 123-22-3 record in his 14 seasons, and having turned the program into a nationally recognized power house. His overall coaching record stands 147-28-4, five Texas 5A state semifinals, and one state championship win. James was inducted to the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame in 1996 (inaugural class). He was portrayed in the 2004 movie Friday Night Lights by actor Julius Tennon.

Bruce Chambers

Bruce Chambers is an American football coach. He currently serves as an assistant to Mack Brown at the University of Texas at Austin. Priorly he served as coach at David W. Carter High School in Dallas, Texas. Chambers played wide receiver at the University of North Texas under Jerry Moore, Bob Tyler and Corky Nelson.

He began his coaching career in 1984 as a freshman coach at Carter and then moved over to tutor the junior varsity's offense from 1986-88. Chambers was Carter's head coach in 1996 and `97, compiling a record of 18-6. While at Carter, Chambers helped develop future NFL players Jessie Armstead (LB, New York Giants & Washington Redskins), Greg Hill (RB, Kansas City Chiefs & Detroit Lions), Kendall Jacox (OL, New Orleans Saints), Jirmetrius Butler (CB, St. Louis Rams), and Darryl Jones (WR, New York Giants) just to name a few.

In 1996 Chambers succeeded James as head coach, but chose to leave the school after two seasons for an assistant job at Texas. In his first five seasons at Texas, Chambers coached three of the nine 1,000-yard rushers (Ricky Williams, 1998 / Hodges Mitchell, 1999–2000 / Cedric Benson, 2001–02) in school history and became the first position coach since Fred Akers (with Roosevelt Leaks and Earl Campbell in '73 and '74-75, respectively) to have two different backs earn first-team all-conference honors in three consecutive seasons (Williams, 1998 / Mitchell, 1999–2000).

Allen Willson

Allen Wilson is an American football coach who in 1970 graduate from Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas. He went on to play defensive back under coach Wally Bullington at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, where he was part of the 1973 football team which won the NAIA National Football Championship and Lone Star Conference title.

As a highly successful high school coach, Wilson won two Texas State championships (1988, 1994) and amassed a 213-74-3 record. His teams are known for their smash-mouth running game. In 2002, Wilson took over as head coach of the tradition-rich Dallas Carter Cowboys football program.

In 2003, Dallas Carter lost in the Regionals to the Leander Lions. In 2006, Wilson's Carter team eliminated his old school, John Tyler, from the playoffs in only the Lions' second game wearing "Cujo" jerseys since the 2000 season.

Rob Wright

Rob Wright beacme the head coach of the freshmen backetball team at David W High School in 1992. Their backetball record was (20-0) under his leadership. Coach Rob Wright was the only head basketball coach in school history to lead “The Carter Cowboys” to a state tournament in 1995.

In the 7 years that Coach Wright was the head coach "The Carter Cowboys where Texas 5A State runner-up in 1995 with a record of (32-7), region semi-finalist in 1996 with a record of (27-9), and region semi-finalist in 1997 with a record of (30-6).

During the middle of of his career as head coach of “The Carter Cowboys”his 2002 basketball team finished (28-6) as area champions. In 2003 the Cowboys finished as quarterfinalist with a record of (25-11) in 2003. In 2004 and 2005, Coach Wrights basketball team finsihed as Texas 5A State semi-finalist with a record of (34-5). In his last year as head coach of “The Carter Cowboys”his basketball team finished the season with a (21-10) recorded in 2005.

Kedric Couch

Kedric Couch became the first head football coach for David W Carter High School football program in 1967. When the first season was finished the Cowboys had won eight games, tied one and lost none. That was the beginning of a winning program.

In 1971 was named Coach of the Year for his outstanding leadership ability and his vital unifying efforts. Coach Couch skillfully guided the Cowboys to an impressive 13-1 record. For the first time in the history of David W Carter High School, “The Carter Cowboys” claimed the 12AAAA District title, and went on only to be eliminated in teh state semi-finals. The weather conditions were foggy.

Before retire Coach Couch lead the Cowboys to another Texas 4A state semi-final championship where they where the 1974 finalis .










Jack Keck

James Keck became head coach of the Carter Cowboys in 1976. On November 24, 1978, “The Carter Cowboys” became city champions when they beat the number 10th team in the state, W.T. White High School (14-10). In that same year Coach Keck was named Coach of The Year. He also lead the Cowboys to the 1978 quarterfinals against Plano in Texas Stadium. Coach Keck retired in 1981.


























Patrick Williams

Patrick Williams is back at home as David W. Carter High School's head coach. The community was hungry for their own; someone that's from that area and familiar with the history of the campus. Many beleive that he can help bring tradition back the winning tradition.

Williams attended Carter from 1987 to 1991 and was the running back on the 1988 team that won the state championship. After graduating from Carter High School in 1991, Williams received a football scholarship to attend the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.

During a meeting with his advisor his sophomore year, he was told to think about someone who really enjoyed their job. Williams closed his eyes and immediately thought of his Carter football coach, Freddie James. Williams packed his bags and transferred to Florida A&M University, where he majored in education and followed his dream of coaching.





Lyndon Love

Lyndon Love attended South Oak Cliff High between 1983 - 1987. He played for the legendary coaches Jimmy Gales and Alex Gillum. Coach Love played two years at TSTI-Waco Junior College from 1987 - 1989 for head Coach Carl Love. He transfered to East Texas State University where he played for Hall of Fame, Coach Paul Peak from 1992 - 1994.

His mentor was Rodney Reed, a ex South Oak Cliff Basketball Coach. Reed encouraged Love to coach basketball and taught him the ins as well as the outs of coaching and the rest is history. Love first started coaching at South Oak Cliff in 1997 under ex Head Coach Rodney Reed.

Coach Love's vison for the Carter Basketball program is to first build an all around sound successful basketball program academically and athletically. The Carter High School Basketball organization wants to be second to none. Their mission is to build and guide young men in the program to be all around successful young men. These young men will leave equipted with the tools to go off to college and graduate with a degree. The young men will come back as men and make a difference in their community as well in their family lives. .

By building a academically and athletically sound program Coach Love goal is to win the first state championship in basketball for the pround David W. Carter High School Basketball Program. The Dallas Carter Basketball organization wants to be that special program that every one wants to be apart of and the winning program that young basketball players would lvoe to come play for.

              " We Want To Do Something Special!!!! "