For the first two years, Carter commuted from Baltimore to help establish and coach the team. He retired from the Baltimore City Fire Department in 2013 and moved to the Peninsula as a professor at Thomas Nelson Community College. Hampton was the 70th NCAA Division I school to field a men's lacrosse program, and the first-ever HBCU to field a Division I program in 2016. Hampton is the first HBCU to play men's lacrosse overall since Morgan State in 1981. Carter was a member of that Bears team, a Division II team that defeated the likes of Villanova, Michigan State, Georgetown, and Notre Dame.