Date of Birth
Corwall Township, PA
Millersville University of Pennsylvania (1970-2000)
Adams State University (1968-1968)
Gene Carpenter became the winningest head coach in Millersville history. Carpenter led the Marauders to ten Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division championships and had 29 winning seasons in his 32-year coaching career. Under Carpenter's guidance, Millersville posted 12 seasons with eight victories or more, including a 10-2 finish and PSAC Eastern Division, ECAC Division II Team of the Year and the Lambert-Meadowlands Cup honors in 1988. He was named the PSAC Coach of the Year two times, and 49 players reached All-America status under his watch. Carpenter began his head coaching career at Adams State, leading the Grizzlies for one season with an 8-1 record while claiming the 1968 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship. In addition to his coaching exploits, Carpenter also served three tours of duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was active in many organizations, serving on several committees with the NCAA, and working with the Maxwell Football Club Association and the American Football Coaches Council. A Millersville University Athletic Hall of Fame and Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame member, Carpenter received the George W. Kirchner Award for outstanding contributions to Lancaster County sports. He was also honored as an Honorary Alumnus of Millersville University and by the Philadelphia City All-Star Football Association as an outstanding role model.
Class of 2012
Lone Star Dietz