Bill Carr

Bill Carr


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  • Career Planning and Leadership Development

“I value the professional counsel I have received from Bill Carr of CarrSports Consulting. Bill has a true understanding of the national scene.”

John Swofford,
Commissioner, Atlantic Coast Conference

Bill Carr is nationally known and respected for his integrity and over 40 years of significant contributions to intercollegiate athletics.

In 1997, Bill Carr founded CarrSports Consulting, LLC (CarrSports) as one of the true pioneers in executive search and management consulting firms exclusively serving intercollegiate athletics. CarrSports has distinguished itself by consistently displaying integrity, expertise, and creativity while maintaining extremely high standards in over 130 searches and 70 consulting assignments.

Bill Carr completed four years as Director of Athletics at the University of Houston in March 1997, after which he returned to executive search and management consulting activities for intercollegiate athletics. He is now in his 25th year overall of energetic and creative leadership and service as a senior consultant on a national level.

A University of Florida graduate, Carr was an All-American center as a senior in 1966. After a year with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and two years as an officer in the United States Army, Carr returned to his alma mater in 1970. He served as an assistant coach, academic advisor, and assistant athletic director before being named Florida’s Director of Athletics in 1979 at the age of 33, the youngest in the country at that time and still the youngest in SEC history. He served in that role for almost eight years.

Carr’s former staff members at Florida and Houston have gone on to great success in intercollegiate athletics and pro sports, earning positions as a Division I FBS conference commissioner, athletic directors (14 individuals), an executive director of a major BCS bowl, and as general manager of a professional sports franchise. Carr’s ability to select, motivate, and develop people marked with excellence has been demonstrated repeatedly.


CarrSports Consulting, LLC
(President & Founder)

University of Houston
(Director of Athletics)

Raycom Management Group
(Vice President)

The Center Foundation, Inc.
(Executive Director)

1979 -1986
University of Florida
(Director of Athletics)

University of Florida
(Assistant Athletic Director)



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