In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest was Alonzo Carter. Alonzo Carter is the recruiting coordinator and running backs coach at San Jose State University Football.
He is making a major impact on the College Football landscape not just at San Jose State University Coach Alonzo Carter has brought hundreds of coaches together nationwide through Zoom meetings with his initiative called the “Listen, Learn, Network.” The object was to talk about the game within the game, which would be how do we as minority coaches, how can we move up in this industry and social injustice. Carter was inducted into the African American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. He holds coaching certifications from the American Football Coaches Association, the California Interscholastic Federation and the California Community College Athletic Association. Carter was selected to participate in the Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellowship program in 2017 with the San Francisco 49ers. The 2016 California State University East Bay graduate majored in African American Studies. When the school was known as Cal State Hayward, he was a member of the Pioneers’ football and track and field teams. At Cal State Hayward, he and a group of friends answered an audition call, became backup dancers and rap artists, and toured extensively with iconic hip-hop musician MC Hammer. Carter was awarded a multi-platinum record signifying at least 10 million albums sold for “Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em.” In August, 2020, he was named to the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches (NCMFC) executive committee. The organization’s goal is to identify and groom coaches of color, and create a list of coaching candidates for upward mobility. On campus, he now serves as an advisor to the student-athlete groups, People of Change and #SJSpeaksUp. 🎧 The Life and Football Podcast is available on the following platforms Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, Pocketcasts, Radio Public, Stitcher, Player FM, & YouTube!