Carver College | Training To Transform

Athletic Director

Coach Martin Carter Martin Carter, Sr., begins his 17th season as Athletic Director for the Men’s Basketball team at Carver College.  He has led the Cougars for 15 of those seasons in NCCAA play.  Last year Carver introduced our first Women’s Basketball team coached by himself.  They offically begin play in the 2015 - 2016 season in the NCCAA. His goal for young men and women that he mentors through the platform of sports far exceeds the on the court experience.  He has graduated 30 players.   Some have entered top graduate programs and others serve the Lord from a variety of platforms including sports, mission field, the pastorate, politics and the business world.  He and his wife Rita reside in Fayetteville, Georgia and have three adult children and two grand children.  He also serves as a Deacon at The Olivet Church.

Athletic Director, Martin Carter, Sr.

Meet the Carver Cougars Team


Carver Cougars Men Basketball 2017 Team Photo

Men's Basketball Coach

Coach Jimmy DinaldiSeasoned coach Bryan K. Spencer will embark on a new chapter in his coaching career with his appointment as the 2017-18 Head Men’s basketball coach at Carver College.

Coach Spencer is no stranger to Carver College, having served as an assistant coach under Martin Carter Sr. from 2009-2013, and returning last year in the same capacity.  Spencer has an affinity to Carver College for its unique passion and desire to build a nationally competitive basketball program while, just as importantly, building strong men of character who represent the body of Christ.  Spencer, who is the son and grandson of preachers, says, “Carver gives me the opportunity to minister to young men through the game of basketball.”

Coach Spencer believes everyone has a place that is uniquely designed just for them, and he believes Carver is that place for him.  “I can be myself here without worrying about someone complaining, because I quoted some scripture from the Bible.  I feel free to be me,” he says.

Over the entirety of his career, Coach Spencer has coached, trained, and mentored several players who went on to have stellar interscholastic and collegiate careers, and some currently playing professionally.  He wants student-athletes and their parents, high school coaches and athletic directors, and all of sports media to know that Carver College is a viable option for student-athletes to receive an education and pursue athletics as a career, if they so desire.

Coach Spencer’s favorite quote, which he tries to live by, is from Jackie Robinson: “A life is only as important as the impact it has on other people’s lives.”

Carver Cougars Ladies Basketball 2018 Team Photo

Women's Basketball Coach

Coach James Thomas Upon arriving on Carver College campus for 2016-2017 season and assumed Carver's asst. head coach for the Women's Basketball Team. It's truly an honor and blessing to be appointed head coach of Carver Women's Basketball Program. He looks forward to cultivating meaningful relationships with student-athletes and an unmatched enthusiasm for teaching the game he loves, Using the word of God to transform their minds and reach them with the love of God. His mission here is to promote student learning and Godly decision making in an inclusive and validating environment. I encourage students to engage in self-reflection and think critically about their life decisions in order to foster personal growth.

Coach Thomas brings a vast knowledge and experience in coaching and playing Basketball. As a player coming out of New York's City Pro-Rucker Park, graduating from Dewitt Clinton High, the basketball mecca. He also played in California while attending Reedley College.

Returned to New York and graduated from Albert Merrill Computer Tech.

James spent 10 Years playing on the semi-pro circuit. And has a stellar coaching career in developing his own franchise team "Atlanta Angel 's". Much success recruiting and developing players throughout his career. One of my favorite scriptures Ephesians 3:20' Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above that we ask or think, according to the power that work within us.


Member of NCCAA National Christian College Athletic Association

Member of NCCAA
National Christian College Athletic Association

Men's Coaching Staff

Bryan Spencer

Head Coach
office: 404-527-4520 ext. 222

Jovon Moses

Assistant Coach

Altony Rice

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Women's Coaching Staff

James Thomas

Head Coach
3rd Season
office: 404-527-4520 ext 221

Antwannet Thomas 

Associate Head Coach & Basketball Operations
2nd Season

Shafter Hammonds

Weight & Conditioning Coach


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