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Effectively Network To Advance Personally &Professionally - Alonzo Carter, RB Coach, San Jose State

Coach and Coordinator Podcast

Alonzo cartAlonzo Carter is the assistant head coach, running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at San Jose State. He was recognized by 247Sports.com as the Mountain West Recruiter of the Year in 2019.

Coach Carter became a national figure in college football and the coaching profession in the spring of 2020 organizing his "West Coast ZOOM Calls." He desired to assist minority coaches with upward mobility in the coaching profession, the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports and society. 
In August, 2020, he was named to the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches (NCMFC) executive committee. The organization's goal is to identify and groom coaches of color, and create a list of coaching candidates for upward mobility. On campus, he now serves as an advisor to the student-athlete groups, People of Change and #SJSpeaksUp.

Coach “Zo” came to the Spartans with after a period as highly successful local community college and high school football head coach and an unparalleled five years in the world of musical entertainment (he danced for MC Hammer’s group.In 18 years of head coaching experience, his teams compiled a 129-69-3 win-loss record, won 11 league championships, three California Interscholastic Federation (C.I.F.) Oakland Section titles, and six post-season bowl games. He was named a league or conference coach of the year in seven of those seasons.
Shownotes:Who is alonzo CarterCoaching journeyWhat are you willing to sacrificeLearning working campsShould have spent more time learning OL What are you doing to develop yourself in the off season?How do you get to the college level? Do people know you at the local colleges?Importance of a practice scheduleFriend vs HCMaking the most out of the conventionSpend your time wiselyNetworking pays off - examples Get the best coaching tools - game plan and teach your players better with @getreconsports.email for a demo - podcast@getreconsports.com-(317)324-8605- getreconsports.com/Get this entire presentation and the State Association MegaTicket:https://azfbca2022.coachesclinic.comRelated:https://soundcloud.com/user-804678956/sets/game-plan-for-your-next-job


26 May 2022

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Alonzo Carter Recruiting Coordinator & Running Backs Coach at San Jose State University Football

Life and Football

In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest was Alonzo Carter. Alonzo Carter is the recruiting coordinator and running backs coach at San Jose State University Football.He is making a major impact on the College Football landscape not just at San Jose State University Coach Alonzo Carter has brought hundreds of coaches together nationwide through Zoom meetings with his initiative called the "Listen, Learn, Network." The object was to talk about the game within the game, which would be how do we as minority coaches, how can we move up in this industry and social injustice. Carter was inducted into the African American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. He holds coaching certifications from the American Football Coaches Association, the California Interscholastic Federation and the California Community College Athletic Association. Carter was selected to participate in the Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellowship program in 2017 with the San Francisco 49ers. The 2016 California State University East Bay graduate majored in African American Studies. When the school was known as Cal State Hayward, he was a member of the Pioneers' football and track and field teams. At Cal State Hayward, he and a group of friends answered an audition call, became backup dancers and rap artists, and toured extensively with iconic hip-hop musician MC Hammer. Carter was awarded a multi-platinum record signifying at least 10 million albums sold for "Please Hammer Don't Hurt Em." In August, 2020, he was named to the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches (NCMFC) executive committee. The organization's goal is to identify and groom coaches of color, and create a list of coaching candidates for upward mobility. On campus, he now serves as an advisor to the student-athlete groups, People of Change and #SJSpeaksUp.


19 Nov 2020

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Alonzo Carter - Running Backs Coach and Recruiting Coordinator - San Jose State University

Run Up The Score

Alonzo Carter talks to us about how he made the West Coast Zoom Clinic. The premiere networking circuit for minority football coaches during the covid pandemic. As well as how he built his network that carried him from high school and junior college coach to a Division 1 college coach. Coach Carter discusses the importance of the newly formed National Coalition Of Minority Football Coaches. We even get him to talk about his time on tour as a backup dancer for MC Hammer. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 19mins

30 Sep 2020

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Coach Alonzo Carter jumps inside the huddle! - #THE510HUDDLEPODCAST


This episode is sponsored by ComeWetSeason... Authentic Fly Apparel, follow them on IG @comewetseason or check the site ComeWetSeason.com. This week we jump inside the huddle with special guest, a legend in the Bay Area and Oakland football community, the real coach Carter. The San Jose State Spartan RB coach/recruiting coordinator has 18 years of head coaching experience. His teams compiled a 129-69-3 win-loss record, won 11 league championships, three (C.I.F.) Oakland Section titles, and six post-season bowl games. He was named a league or conference coach of the year in seven of those seasons. His head coaching stops includes, McClymonds High School, Berkeley High School and Contra Costa Junior College. Coach Carter shares with us some of his classic football stories and his journey through the coaching ranks. Follow coach Zo: @RealCoachCarter Have any questions, comments or ideas for the show? email us at the510huddle@gmail.com Follow us on social media: Twitter: @The510H @coachdlane @isiahwalters IG: @the510huddle @coachdlane @isiahwalters **intro/outro : Change The Gloves - ALLBLACK**mixed by: @shmedshots Support the show (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu1xG9G-2lbtsy5oyfwdMjg?)


26 Aug 2020

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Alonzo Carter, San Jose State Assistant Football Coach

Champions of Change: The RISE Podcast

Alonzo Carter is an assistant football coach at San Jose State University and one of the most influential voices in college sports today. RISE’s Jared Shanker speaks with Carter about two initiatives that are helping re-examine and redefine the sports and coaching landscape – first, the West Coast Zoom Clinic, where Carter has hosted in excess of 7,000 coaches, many of color, to talk about several topics affecting them, including issues of race. And second, we discuss his role in the new National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches with Maryland’s Mike Locksley and some titans of the game like Ozzie Newsome, Doug Williams, Mike Tomlin, Debbie Yow and Nick Saban to promote more opportunities for coaches of color. We also discuss the suspension of San Jose State’s football season because of the COVID-19 pandemic and much more.

1hr 1min

25 Aug 2020

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North Shore Drive-Thru chat with Alonzo Carter

The North Shore Drive

Penn State insider Nubyjas Wilborn chats with Alonzo Carter, who organized a massive Zoom chat with minority coaches, including James Franklin. They discuss: How Carter's time working as a backup dancer for MC Hammer helped him become a football coach. How the Zoom clinic started and how James Franklin got involved.  The ultimate mission of the Zoom calls Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


13 Jul 2020

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Episode #10 LBP with Alonzo Carter

The Lower Bottom Podcast

The LBP crew invites Running Back Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Alonzo Carter of San Jose State University Football program to the show. Alonzo shares stories of growing up West Oakland, Mc Clymonds High School , touring the World with M.C. Hammer, Mills College Upward Bound, the importance of education and his long legacy of mentoring young men. He also discuss his viral Coaching workshops on Zoom that has been making waves and has been growing exponentially . Coach Zo also speaks of his up coming book ‘ The Hope Factor’ due to be released later this year. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kadinga/support


18 Jun 2020

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Arik Armstead, Alonzo Carter on Black Lives Matter movement

Race In America: A Candid Conversation

49ers pass rusher Arik Armstead and San Jose State running backs coach Alonzo Carter join Monte Poole and Logan Murdock on an NBC Sports Bay Area roundtable discussion, “Race in America: A Candid Conversation,” in reaction to global outrage over the death of George Floyd in police custody.2:02 -  Alonzo Carter discuss the “West Coast Zoom Call” conversations with other minority coaches and how they’ve helped start important dialogues 9:16 - Arik talks about what he expects to see from players once the NFL season starts11:55 - Arik shares his initial reaction to the George Floyd video 15:25 - Arik and Coach Carter discuss the protests going on and the importance of supporting the movement20:14 - Arik describes the importance of having coaches that look like him 22:09 - Coach Carter on going back to coach at McClymonds High School and eventually coaching at Berkeley High School26:41 - Coach Carter talks about people doubting his abilities just because of his race31:40 - Arik and Coach Carter open up about instances where they were racially profiled39:44 - Coach Carter and Arik weigh in on what organizations and allies need to do to get more black people in higher level coaching positions 45:52 - Coach Carter talks about the pressure of having less room for error as a minority coach49:47 - Arik and Coach Carter discuss the importance of the white people in positions of power taking the steps to be a part of change54:33 - Arik talks about expecting demonstrations from players in the NFL once the season startsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


15 Jun 2020

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Episode 15 -- Alonzo Carter

Life Around The Seams

Alonzo Carter spent five years as a backup dancer and lead choreographer for legendary rapper MC Hammer. Now he's the running backs coach and lead recruiting coordinator for the San Jose State football team. In between, he coached track and football at McClymonds High in West Oakland, three years as the head coach for Berkeley High football, and was the head coach at Contra Costa Junior College. "Coach Zo" has changed the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, but few people knew about his dancing past. In fact, even though I spent 3.5 years covering high school sports for The Oakland Tribune, I never knew about his connection to MC Hammer. That all changed after practice one day in 2018, when San Jose State head football coach Brent Brennan asked the DJ to play "U Can't Touch This" and motioned for Carter to show their players a few dance moves. A staffer filmed the scene, posted it on the internet, and the video went viral. In Episode 15 of the "Life Around the Seams" podcast, we learn what baseball player gave Stanley Burrell the "Hammer" nickname, and which players provided a loan that launched his musical career. But since this is primarily a story about a football coach, we're calling it "Life Around the Laces," as we learn how Alonzo Carter went from student at (then) Cal State Hayward to touring with Hammer, why he left the music industry, and how the showmanship of being around Hammer has influenced his successful coaching career. 

1hr 28mins

14 Feb 2019

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San Jose State running back coach Alonzo Carter

Mountain West Wire

This week's show features Jeremy Mauss going solo and the show starts by discussing some spring news and notes, but the main portion of the show is interviewing San Jose State running back coach Alonzo Carter. Carter first burst onto our radar this past week after he broke out some dance moves to M.C. Hammers's "U Can't Touch This" after a recent practice.He discussed his touring career with M.C. Hammer but also about how he moved up in the coaching world where Carter had great success winning seven high school titles and multiple conference titles at Contra Costa College. Perhaps his most successful achievement is the approximately 100 players he has sent on to play at the Division I level.There is also a story about Oprah and the Grammy's. We also asked if there would be an encore to his dance moves.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mwwire/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mwwire/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


13 Apr 2017