James Carter was born and raised in Baltimore, MD where he started running age group track at the age of 11. Falling in love with the sport, he continued to set records at his high school and college earning All-American honors on both levels before becoming a professional where he became a three-time USA National Champion, two-time Olympian and World Championship silver medalist in the 400 hurdles. James would also volunteer his services as an assistant coach while running as a professional starting in 2002 at Hampton University. After moving to the Raleigh Durham area in 2004 and still competing professionally James would also become a volunteer assistant coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a few years. After retiring in 2009, James started working in cooperate America but never left the sport alone. He has been a youth track and field coach since 2010 where he has helped numerous young men and women earn National champion and All-Americans honors. James is currently an assistant track and field coach at Hillside high school where he most recently helped the women’s team capture an overall 4A state title in 2017.