Men's Basketball
Mike Carpenter
Mike Carpenter
Title: Head Coach
Organization: Wabash Valley College
City: Mt. Carmel
State: IL
ZIP Code: 62863
Phone: 618-262-8641

Mike Carpenter enters his 3rd season as Head Coach at Wabash Valley. This is his 22nd season coaching at the College level, during which time; he has coached at the NCAA Division I, NAIA, and Junior College levels. Prior to coming to WVC he was the Head Coach at Danville Area Community College for 7 seasons, where his teams won 139 games, including a 28-4 record in 2012-13.

Carpenter’s accomplishments in 9 seasons a Head Coach: 


2008 and 2012 NJCAA District Coach of the Year
2008 and 2012 Illinois Coaches Association Coach of the Year
2012 and 2013 Conference Coach of the Year
2013 Region 24 Coach of the Year


Carpenter has Coached    
2 Academic All-Americans
2 NJCAA All-Americans
3 Pre-Season All-Americans
14 All-Conference Selections
12 All-Region Selections
5 Conference Freshmen of the Year
3 Conference Players of the Year

His Teams
169 Wins
1 NJCAA Final Four
1 NJCAA Elite 8
2 Region Championships
2 Conference Championship
Ranked in Top 20 Polls 6 times


Carpenter has sent 49 sophomores on to 4 years universities, including 7 who have played professionally, in his 9 years as Head Coach.

He has been an Assistant Coach at Western Illinois University (NCAA Division I), University of Saint Francis (NAIA), and DACC. He was also twice named an Assistant Coach for the USA All-Star team.

During summer Carpenter keeps busy working basketball camps and speaking at Coaches clinics.. He has directed numerous Summer Camps and has traveled throughout the Midwest conducting shooting camps and clinics. Carpenter has also worked for former Indiana University Head Coach Bob Knight as a staff member of the Bob Knight Basketball School. Carpenter was also the Site Director for the state of Florida's largest team camp at Florida Southern College. He has also worked camps and Basketball clinics on the island of Antigua, and was the director of two camps in England.

Carpenter also serves as the Chair for both Region 24 and GRAC Conference for Division I Men’s Basketball.

He is originally from Linton, Indiana. He was a standout athlete in Basketball and Baseball earning 7 varsity letters and numerous all-conference and all-area awards. He was also named to the Southern Indiana All-Star team in baseball. He is the son of Bill and Diane Carpenter who reside in Bloomfield, Indiana.

Carpenter holds an Associate degree in Arts from Danville Area Community College, a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Social Studies from the University of Saint Francis, and went for a Master’s Degree in Sport Management at Western Illinois University.