Skyhawk Football | Derek Carr - Pass Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers

Derek Carr

Derek Carr enters his first season as pass game coordinator and wide receivers coach at UT Martin.

Carr joins the staff after a brief stint as quarterbacks coach at Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee Tech during the 2016 campaign. While assisting on the Golden Eagle staff, Carr oversaw Michael Birdsong who was named a recipient of the Robert Hill Johnson Award – Tech football’s highest honor. Birdsong passes for 2,577 yards while tossing 17 touchdowns.

Prior to his stint at Tennessee Tech, Carr spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Temple assisting with the team’s offense.

Before joining Temple’s staff, Carr spent a season as an offensive graduate assistant at UT Martin, working with the quarterbacks and wide receivers after graduation during the 2013 campaign.

Carr was a three-year captain at UT Martin where he set numerous quarterback records including school marks for career pass attempts (1,110), yards (8,428) and touchdowns (69) along with single-game touchdowns (seven). Carr also holds the record for single-game passing yards (560) and career 300-yard passing performances (10). He also set the NCAA record for passing efficiency in a game at Murray State in 2012, completing 42-of-46 passes for 560 yards and seven touchdowns.

A native of McKenzie, Tenn., Carr graduated from UT Martin in 2013 with a degree in university studies. He is married to the former Shelly Jones. 


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