Daniel Carte is in his second season as a volunteer assistant with the West Virginia baseball team. He assists with the hitters and outfielders.
During Carte’s first season at WVU, the team finished with a .275 batting average and hit 32 home runs. First baseman Ryan McBroom hit a Big 12 leading 12 home runs, and left fielder Jacob Rice earned the WVU batting title with a .333 average.
Overall, the Mountaineers finished with a 33-26 record, including 13-11 in Big 12 play, to finish third in the final Big 12 standings to qualify for the Big 12 Championship.
Rice, Ryan Tuntland and Bobby Boyd all eclipsed the .300 average mark, while four players had 10 or more doubles. Boyd, McBroom, Rice, Tuntland, Alan Filauro, Billy Fleming, Matt Frazer and Brady Wilson all earned All-Big 12 honors.
Carte spent the 2012 season as a volunteer assistant at Radford, where he served as the outfield coach. The outfield finished the season with a .992 fielding percentage, recording 14 outfield assists with just three errors. Carte also assisted with the hitters and saw three players drafted in the 2012 MLB Draft, the most in school history.
A native of Hurricane, W.Va., Carte began his coaching career in the summer of 2011 with Falmouth of the Cape Cod League. The Commodores advanced to the league championship series after finishing fourth in the Western Division during the regular season.
The 52nd overall pick in the 2005 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Colorado Rockies, Carte played five seasons in the Rockies organization and one season of independent baseball. He finished his professional career with a .272 batting average, 115 doubles, 61 home runs and 316 RBIs.
Carte had a decorated collegiate career at Winthrop from 2003-05, capping off his career by leading the Eagles to the 2005 Big South Tournament title and earning MVP honors in the process. For his efforts in 2005, Carte was a Baseball America Second Team All-American after earning Baseball America First Team Freshman All-America honors in 2003. The 2003 Big South Rookie of the Year was a three-time first team All-Big South Selection, and ranks top-five in career home runs (42) and total bases (432) at Winthrop.
During his time at Winthrop, Carte played summer ball in the prestigious Cape Cod League where he was the league MVP and Baseball America National Summer Player of the Year in 2004. Carte was named the sixth-best Cape Cod League player of the decade (2000-09).
In November 2013, Carte was inducted to the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame.
Prior to his collegiate career, Carte was a standout athlete at Hurricane High, earning Collegiate Baseball All-America honors in 2001 and 2002. He was the 2002 West Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year and holds the West Virginia state record for career home runs (51).
Carte earned a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Winthrop in 2012. He is married to the former Mallory O’Dell.