Third-year WCU assistant coach works primarily with Catamount wide receivers
Carlton inherits a strong Catamount wide receiving corps., that accounted for 18 of the team's 21 receiving touchdowns in 2014 including a team-high 11 from Spearman Robinson. The Catamounts ranked second in the Southern Conference in passing offense, averaging 219.2 yards per game through the air. Terryon Robinson paced the league with a 5.1 reception per game average, securing a team-best 56 catches for 643 yards. Karnorris Benson, who tied the school record with 12 receiving TDs in 2013, joined the two Robinsons with 500-plus yards, catching 40 passes for 519 receiving yards a season ago.
Serving as an offensive analyst at Clemson, Calrton's duties included assisting the offensive staff on a day-to-day basis while also aiding in video breakdown of opponents. Carlton also served as a video graduate assistant at Clemson, helping the Tigers to 42 victories, four top-25 final rankings and an ACC Championship in 2011. He was also a part of four bowl appearances with the Tigers including a pair of Orange Bowls in both 2012 and defeating Ohio State in 2014, as well as wins over LSU in the 2012 Chic-Fila-A Bowl and over Oklahoma in the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl.
Originally from Sapulpa, Okla., Carlton played collegiately at Tulsa as both a wide receiver and punter from 2004-06 where he was a member of the 2005 Conference USA championship squad. He also earned a bowl ring as the Golden Hurricanes won the Liberty Bowl.
A 2009 graduate of Tulsa, earning a degree in exercise science, Carlton got his coaching start at Tulsa as a student assistant in 2008-09, progressing to offensive quality control assistant in 2010 under Morris. While on staff, he was a part of two bowl appearances including a win over Ball State in the 2008 GMAC Bowl and defeating Hawaii in the 2010 Hawaii Bowl.
All told, between his eight seasons as an assistant on a collegiate staff, Carlton has been a part of six, 10-win seasons. Carlton was married to the former Lisa Giordano in June, 2013; the couple has two sons, Tennyson (aka “Deuce”) and Tucker.