Dave Carr - Charlotte Moran Long-Term Service Award (Youth)
Dr. David Carr has more than 40 years of experience in sports as a player, coach, administrator and educator. He has been an NSCAA member for 40 years and serves as a member of the editorial subcommittee for the Soccer Journal.
Carr has consistently been at the forefront of youth soccer player and coach development issues for the NSCAA and youth soccer organizations in general during his career. He has been an advocate for the proper education of children in soccer based on the appropriate age-specific physical and mental learning abilities during childhood development. He is a frequent presenter on these issues to youth organizations.
Dr. Carr currently serves as Associate Professor, Graduate Chair and Coordinator of Coaching Education at Ohio University. Carr developed the new master’s degree track in soccer coaching, a program supported by Ohio’s Patton College of Education and the NSCAA. The track, launched in June 2013, is the first sport-specific master’s degree coaching program in the United States.
Additionally, Dr. Carr is a national staff coach for US Youth Soccer and was honored by that organization in 2009 with the Thomas B. Fleck Award for Excellence in Coaching Education.