Trake Carpenter, whose golf skill set includes collegiate coaching and club professional experience, was named assistant coach at Marquette prior to the 2017-18 season.
Alongside head coach Steve Bailey, Carpenter assists in all aspects of the program, including practice, recruiting and team operations.
After graduating from Ball State in 2012, Carpenter spent three seasons as an assistant at his alma mater under Mike Fleck. He helped lead the Cardinals to the school’s first NCAA Men’s Golf Championship appearance in 2013 at Capital City Club in Atlanta, Georgia. To get there, Ball State advanced out of the NCAA Pullman (Wash.) Region with a playoff victory over San Diego State to earn a trip to the national championships.
Prior to his arrival at Marquette, Carpenter was the assistant golf professional at Ivanhoe Club in Mundelein, Illinois. He coordinated tournaments and oversaw day-to-day guest operations on the course. Carpenter also has ownership, management and financial experience from the food service industry.
Carpenter was a four-year player at Ball State. His collegiate highlights include career low round (67) and event scores (209) during his senior year in 2011-12, and he was co-medalist at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational. That season, he earned Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar honors and was the recipient of the Ball State Earl Yestingsmeier Student-Athlete Award, given to a graduating men’s golf senior who displays distinguished athletic, academic and community credentials. He earned Academic All-Mid-American Conference honors in 2011 and was named Ball State’s Most Improved Player in 2010.
Carpenter earned his B.S. in Risk Management and Insurance from Ball State in 2012.