Retired Blackhawks Coach Terry Carroll to be Honored February 8


Former Men’s Basketball Head Coach Terry Carroll will be honored at the Blackhawks game on February 8. The ceremony will take place at halftime.

Carroll served as Head Coach since 2007. Over that time he amassed a record of 211 wins and 87 losses (.708).

He retired in January, handing over the head coaching spot to former assistant Lorenzo Watkins.

SCC President Dr. Michael Ash praises Terry for his service.

“Blackhawk Basketball is truly an institution in the region,” says Ash. “Terry has earned his rightful place among the ranks of a very distinguished line of coaches who have made the men’s basketball program what it is today. We’re grateful for his service and wish him well in the future.”

Carroll opted to take SCC’s early retirement offer in November.

“My wife and I had thought about it for a while and when the College announced their early retirement package, we decided this would be the right time,” explains Carroll.

Carroll is appreciative of the College and the Burlington area.

“I really feel like a member of this community,” notes Carroll. “The support I’ve received and the friends my wife and I have made over the years have been great. This has been a great place to finish out my coaching career.”

Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Region 11 Commissioner Thom McDonald says Terry stands tall among his peers.

“From the first meeting we ever had when I took over as commissioner until now, Terry’s commitment, loyalty, and insight have been great assets to me and the conference,” says McDonald. “He has unquestionably helped the ICCAC become one of the most respected conferences and regions in the country.”

 Under Carroll’s direction, the Blackhawks made three consecutive trips to the NJCAA National Tournament (2009-2011). In 2011, the Blackhawks finished fourth place.

Carroll’s employment contract runs through June 30 of this year. He will finish his time at SCC assisting with special fundraising activities for the College.

Before arriving at SCC, Carroll was Head Coach at the University of Denver from 2001-2007. During that time he chalked up a 79-99 record (.444). He earned Coach of the Year honors in the Sun Belt Conference in 2004-05 as the Pioneers (20-11 overall) won their first-ever regular season Sun Belt championship with a 12-3 record. The Pioneers had four consecutive winning seasons under Carroll.

Carroll served a three-year stint at Iowa State as an assistant in 1998 and Associate Head Coach for the 1999-2000 season. He helped guide the Cyclones to back-to-back Big 12 regular season championships during the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 seasons.

Before Iowa State, Carroll spent nine seasons as the head coach at Indian Hills Community College. He led the Warriors to an impressive 269-50 record (.842) and back-to-back NJCAA Div. I National Championships in 1997 and 1998. Carroll also led Indian Hills to an NJCAA record of 72 consecutive wins.

He was named NJCAA Coach of the Year in both 1997 and 1998.

From 1984-88, Carroll was an assistant at Drake University in Des Moines, IA.

Carroll, an Ames High graduate, played basketball at Oklahoma State for one year, and finished his playing career at the University of Northern Iowa. He graduated with a degree in physical education and health from UNI in 1978, and completed a master’s degree from Winona State in 1984.

Carroll’s employment contract runs through June 30 of this year. He will finish his time at SCC assisting with special fundraising activities for the College.

Carroll and his wife, Barb, have two children: a daughter, Stephanie, and son, Bill.

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