Johnny Carpenter enters his ninth season at Virginia and first season as an assistant coach. Carpenter spent the previous five season as director of player personnel where he assisted in opponent and self-scouting, recruiting and video analysis. Carpenter served as the basketball technology assistant for three seasons at UVA from 2015-18.
Carpenter served as a training camp coach for the Indiana Pacers in the summer of 2022 and he helped Slovakia’s U18 Men’s National Team to a 14th-place finish in the FIBA Euro Cup B Division as an assistant coach in 2018. Carpenter assisted Slovakia’s U16 team in the FIBA Euro Cup B Division in the summer of 2019.
Carpenter returned to Charlottesville in 2015 after a one-year stint as an assistant video coordinator with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks in 2014-15.
He served four seasons as a team manager for the Virginia men’s basketball program from 2010-13. Carpenter served as head manager during the 2012-13 season and was the recipient of the Bob Goodman Award for service to the University of Virginia athletics department.
Carpenter worked as a graduate assistant coach with the Virginia women’s basketball team in 2013-14, assisting the team in film editing and breakdown, scouting and budgeting.
As the assistant video coordinator with the Mavericks in 2014-15, Carpenter assisted in film editing and breakdown, opponent and self-scouting, and statistical analysis. He worked closely with Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle and assisted in player development workouts for Mavericks’ players including Dirk Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler and Chandler Parsons.
A native of Great Falls, Va., Carpenter graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs. He earned his master’s degree in higher education administration from UVA in 2014 and MBA from UVA’s Darden School of Business in 2023.
Carpenter and his wife, Hope, and daughter, Shai, reside in Charlottesville.