Testimonials

Tell the world how Coach Carter has opened your eyes and possibly changed your life.  Big or small, we want to hear your story.

16 Responses to “Testimonials”

  1. Michael Chung says:

    Hi Coach,

    I was 12 years old when I watched your movie. It made me feel something I can’t explain. Well, it’s like I wanna be like you or I want to experience having you as my advice-giver. Ever since, I studied quite hard (modesty aside). I just want to say that you really inspired me. Now, I’m already 21 but still your movie inspires me. My life right now is like a hilly road. It goes up and down but I will never give up. It’s something that I learned from my experiences and also from you. Right, I’m working real hard to provide the needs of my 3 brothers and my sister because my dad suffered from a Brain Stroke 2 years now. Too bad I did not made it to college. Anyway, wherever you are, THANK YOU! You don’t know me but you’ve been a part of my life. GOD Bless you COACH!

  2. kihara njuguna says:

    Coach, I have just finished watching coach carter for I think tha 12th tyme. its such an inspirational account that transcends all spheres of life. its not only an academic / athletic themed narrative but a guide to our every day lifes struggles. it teaches us that against all odds we can triumph regardless of
    tha myriad road blocks in our struggles. ave recently gotten onto an idea that I want to persue to make it into a viable business n I will surely be inspired thanks to your never say die attitude. thanks a zillion.

  3. Russell Hunter says:

    Met Coach carter on a flight back to DFW from Minnesota , i will never forget meeting this individual such a downn to earth full of life person , i asked him what does one Coach Carter do for fun his response was on Par for the way his is in life as a person and a leader , he said ” I work ” , but its not really work for me it is my way of life. Thank you Coach Carter for the kind words and taking the time to talk to me . I hope to visit the opening of your school .
    Thanks again experience was awesome.

  4. Hernan says:

    Hola entrenador, luego de ver su pelicula quede muy impresionado por su forma de educar y complementar un deporte con la vida. aprendi mucho solo viendo la pelicula, me imagino que escuchandolo a usted aprenderia mucho mas. me gustaria saber si algun dia visitara Argentina, ya que en ese pais yo vivo. Si algun dia viene me gustaria saberlo.
    Mis respetos señor. Desde ya muchas gracias.

    Translation: Hello coach, after seeing his film is very impressed by his way of educating and complement a sport with life. I learned much just watching the film, I guess that listening to you personal much more. I wonder if someday to visit Argentina, since I live in that country. If one day I would like to know it. My respects Mr. From already thank you very much.

  5. Rebecca says:

    Hello,
    I am in Marlin visiting relatives and would like to visit your school. Could you send the address? I am a retired educator and am currently providing teacher workshop classes. It would be a valuable opportunity to see your philosophy in action!

  6. Joan Kingwood says:

    Coach Carter i had the benefit and hor of hesrin you adress retirees for fulton county Ga. Teachers this past year.You were so inspirig to me, that I have come out of retirement after six months. I put in 46 years in educaion, but realize there is so much more worknto be done. I am very excitrd about going into a small first year Christian Academy. The standsrds are high, the lesdership is awesome and the stsff id ready. With God on ourside and a willingnesd and optamism ‘ton succeed, ee can,t fail. Thank you for being an inspirstion, but even greatrr, thank you for being an example. Many, many blessing and gooid wished for your success. Joan

  7. Phoebe says:

    Mr. Carter, My desire is to play in the WNBA and the movie about you, and what you did in Richmond, is inspirational. Thank you for stressing that discipline is everything. What advice would you give me as I work to obtain my goal? I know I am just suppose to leave comments here, but I am hoping you will respond. Thank you, in advance, for your response. Respectfully, Phoebe

  8. Kristina says:

    Coach Carter,

    I had the pleasure of hearing you speak at the Credit Union Association of New York’s Convention yesterday at the Sagamore Hotel on Lake George, New York. You were both inspitaitonal and motivational. Thank you for a wonderful performance. People like you make the world a better place.

    Thank you again for a terrific speech.

  9. Lacey says:

    I just finished watching your movie, and I am at a loss of words. I absolutely LOVED it. Very inspiring! It is amazing how much time and devotion you gave to the team. Great job Coach! It was a pleasure to meet you in Dallas at the airport. I hope you had a great Father’s Day, God Bless!

  10. Dezman Majors says:

    I have had the chance to have time to talk to Coach Carter and I have also had the chance to spend a couple of hours learning simple important parts of the great game of basketball. I would like to thank him for the opportunity and I can’t wait to have another learning experience with and from him.

  11. A******* says:

    Dear Coach Carter,
    Hey coach its A****** we spoke earlier in Walmart today. Not anticipating any such thing in my notmal trip into the store today. I felt very surprised and honored to get the opportunity to meet such a powerful well known figure in coaching around the country. In the short time we spent talking I gathered a lot of useful information that is beneficial to being successful not only in my sport but in life thank you for taking the time out of your day and speaking with me it was greatly appreciated and would like to get together another time and speak again soon. Nice meeting you and may god bless and help you touch many players an kids lives along the journey your are about to begin

  12. Robert says:

    When I met Coach Carter I was expecting to bump heads with an arrogant individual; instead, I learned through his inspiration. He made me realize that the most important thing in life is doing what is right for my children, in spite of. Thanks Coach

  13. Susan says:

    I had the pleasure to hearing Coach at a book signing. His interaction with the audience and energy were amazing. I look forward to getting to hear him at his next speaking event.

  14. Brenae Williams says:

    Hi Coach Carter,
    On this past Friday you spoke at The Fellowship of The Woodlands and you told a basketball story. You were talking about the star player on the opposing team which is now in the the NBA. If we got his name you said to email you the name and you will have something for that person. I think you said he played for the Houston Rockets, but I think you meant Dallas Mavericks. IS THIS PERSON TYSON CHANDLER aka TY CRANE?? I think I’m correct.
    By the way, your speech was amazing. I took a lot of notes because one day I want to become a well-known, winning coach. I know you probably don’t remember but I was sitting on the second row next to College Park Girls,and guy’s basketball team, wearing the gold and black letterman jacket. I play basketball for Conroe High School!! Thank you for giving me a different look on life.

  15. Annette Bennett says:

    Coach Carter,
    I had the privilege to hear you speak this morning in the Woodlands, TX. Your talk was definitely motivating. I have been teaching for 36 years and get up every morning looking forward to another new day. If I can make a connection and build a relationship with a student, then I feel like it has been a good day. I hope that students will remember me as a teacher that made a difference in their life after they graduate. Hopefully, they will see me as a teacher that pushed them to strive to be the best they can be.

    Thank you for providing opportunities for educators to continue to be lifelong learners and to see how the work they do each and every day is truly beneficial.

    Annette Bennett
    Reading Specialist
    Schultz Elementary
    Klein ISD

  16. David Roussell says:

    First of all let me say what a pleasure it is to have the chance to send you a comment. Your story is inspiring, needed and appropriate. For far too long we’ve allowed things to exist the way they are and looked the other way. Good meaning people who accept the status quo and don’t rock the boat are celebrated while real champions and hero’s are marginalized. Think I’m kidding? Think Principle Joe Clark, think Coach Ken Carter and these are only two examples. People appear to be afraid of trying to change the way things are and don’t like anyone who would dare to question the way things are done. I’m also an Author and Motivational Speaker. Once again God bless you and keep up the good work. I’m sure we’ll meet in the future.