STANFORD, Calif. – Trake Carpenter has been named the assistant coach for the 2019 NCAA champion Stanford men's golf team, Cardinal coach Conrad Ray announced Wednesday.
Carpenter played collegiately at Ball State and joins the Cardinal after serving as an assistant coach under Steve Bailey at Marquette University the last two years.
"We are excited to add Trake," said Ray. "He has a strong reputation in the national coaching ranks for being a hard worker, diligent recruiter, and a coach on the rise that gets the most out of his players. He has had great success at Marquette and Ball State and will bring a lot to our program."
Carpenter earned his Bachelor of Science degree in risk management and insurance from Ball State in 2012, where he competed on the golf team all four years. As a senior in 2011-12, Carpenter was co-medalist at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational.
He received Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar honors and earned the Ball State Yestingmeier Student-Athlete Award, presented to a graduating men's senior golfer who displays distinguished athletic, academic and community credentials. Carpenter received Academic All-Mid-American Conference accolades in 2011 and was selected Ball State's Most Improved Player in 2010.
He served as an assistant coach at his alma mater from 2012 through 2014 and again in 2016, helping the program reach the 2013 NCAA Championships for the first time in school history.
Following a short stint as assistant golf professional at Ivanhoe Golf Club in Mundelein, Ill., Carpenter became an assistant coach at Marquette in 2017. His duties included recruiting, social media and marketing, budgeting and fundraising, and overseeing strength and conditioning. Carpenter also had an active role in the design and layout of Marquette's new facilities at the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center, which opened earlier this year.
Bailey and Carpenter were recognized as the Big East Coaching Staff of the Year in 2018 and 2019.
"I'm extremely blessed Coach Ray has given me the opportunity to join his program at Stanford," Carpenter said. "The combination of academic and athletic achievement is unmatched anywhere else in the world. I'm looking forward to continuing the tradition of winning championships and can't wait to come to The Farm."