Mike Carpenter enters his 2nd season as Head Coach at Wabash Valley. This is his 21st 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.
In 8 seasons as a Head Coach
Carpenter has sent 45 sophomores on to 4 years universities, including 7 who have played professionally.
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
During summer Carpenter keeps busy working basketball camps and speaking at Coaches clinics.. He is the Camp Director for the DACC 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 Region 24 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 Linton, 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.