Former TSSAA executive director named AD at Davidson Academy

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 8:05pm

Ronnie Carter, who spent 31 years at the TSSAA, including the last 24 as executive director, has been named athletic director at Davidson Academy.

“I did not hesitate at the opportunity to work with the coaches and faculty of Davidson Academy,” Carter said in a release. “I have admired the school’s faith-based mission, strong academic record and competitive athletic programs for many years and always respected the people who represented the school during my career at the TSSAA.

“I am confident that together, we can continue doing good things for the school, the staff and, most of all the students.”

Carter retired from his TSSAA post in June, 2009.

Prior to becoming its executive director, Carter, 64, was responsible for training of officials in football, basketball, wrestling and track.

He has chaired or served on numerous committees and on the board of directors of the National Federation of High School Association, later being named the board’s president in 2001-02. He was inducted Saturday into the TSSAA Hall of Fame.

Carter’s son Jim is the Bears’ baseball coach. Jim Carter, along with Ronnie Carter’s daughter Amy, are Davidson graduates.

Carter succeeds Kevin LeGate, a former Belmont player, who completes a 25-year tenure at Davidson this spring.