By Luke Wiggs, Panhandle News Network Sports
Martinsburg, W.Va– Long-time Shepherd head coach Monte Cater was unveiled as a member of this year’s College Football Hall of Fame class.
Shepherd Athletics is excited to congratulate former Head Football Coach Monte Cater on being inducted into the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame. Cater’s impressive resume includes 31 years as Head Football Coach!#ramnation🐏 pic.twitter.com/PN6MZz2K4j
— Shepherd University Athletics (@SURamsOfficial) January 9, 2023
Cater amassed 275 career victories at both Lakeland College (30-24-1) and Shepherd (245-93-1).
Cater reached his milestone 250th victory in the Super Region 1 final against Slippery Rock in 2015, Shepherd then went on to reach and then lose in the division II championship game.
Congratulations to Monte Cater on his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame! Coach Cater was a guest on PSL back in July and spoke about his nomination. Hear more of the interview tomorrow morning. #ramnation @cfbhall @SURamsFootball @SURamsOfficial pic.twitter.com/nLkDVufYeI
— Panhandle News Network: WEPM & WCST (@EPNewsNetwork) January 9, 2023
The Shelbyville, Illinois native retired in 2018 after 31 seasons at Shepherd, handing the reins to longtime assistant Ernie McCook who led the Rams to a Super Region 1 title in this last season.
Cater claimed 17 conference titles throughout his illustrious career in 3 different conferences. He was a 12-time conference coach of the year (8 times in the WVIAC, 4 times in the MEC) and was inducted into the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.
Cater will be inducted with the likes of Reggie Bush, Luke Kuechly, and fellow coaching legend Paul Johnson.
NFF Announces Star-Studded 2023 College Football Hall of Fame Class on @espn.
— Football Foundation (@NFFNetwork) January 9, 2023