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Don Carthel

Don Carthel

Born in Dimmitt, Texas July 6, 1952, Carthel started his coaching career in 1975 under legendary coach L.G. Wilson at Floydada High School in Floydada, Texas from 1975 to 1976. After coaching for the University of Dubuque and Boswell High School in Texas he landed his first head coach  job at Lubbock Christian College in 1981. At the time he was the youngest head coach in all college football. In 1985 Carthel took over head coaching duties at his alma mater Eastern New Mexico and coached the Greyhounds through seven seasons. He is also the father of A&M-Commerce head coach Colby Carthel.



Floydada HS (TX)  1975–1976
Dubuque 1977–1979
Boswell HS (TX) 1980
Lubbock Christian 1981–1982
UTEP 1983–1984
Eastern New Mexico 1985–1991
Amarillo Dusters 2004
West Texas A&M 2005–2012
Texas A&M–Commerce 2015–2018
Stephen F. Austin 2019–present


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