Kenny Carter, a tenured Football Bowl Subdivision assistant coach, has been hired by Delaware State University to become the next head football coach.

In 2014 Carter served as the passing game coordinator and receivers coach, while also being the co-special teams coordinator, at Youngstown State.

Prior to the 2014 Carter served as the special teams and running back coach for 4 years under Charlie Strong before the latter departed to become the head coach at Texas. Coach Carter also coached alongside Strong at Florida before following him to Louisville.

Carter was thought to be a candidate for the Louisville head coaching position after the departure of Strong; however, that job went to Bobby Petrino. Carter also received interest from Eastern Michigan and Massachusetts before accepting the position at Youngstown.

This decision came a month after it was decided Kermit Blount’s contract would not be renewed for the upcoming season. Andrew Faison held the interm head coach position until this hire During his time at DSU Blount put together a 16-29 overall record while going 13-19 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. During the 2014 season the Hornets went 2-10 overall and 2-6 in MEAC play.