Oakland native and former Contra Costa College head football coach Alonzo Carter has been tapped to work closely with the San Francisco 49ers’ running backs following his selection as one of eight 2017 Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellows, the Niners announced Tuesday.
The fellowship is an NFL-wide program that provides exposure and training in the NFL setting to emerging coaches.
Carter is currently in his first season as the running backs coach for the San Jose State Spartans. Previously, he was Contra Costa College’s football coach from 2010 until last season, amassing a 47-27 overall record with four conference titles.
Previous to CCC, he won seven titles in 11 seasons at two East Bay high schools: Berkeley High School (2007-09) and McClymonds High School (1995-2007).
Last year, Carter earned a bachelor’s degree in African American studies from California State University. In 2009, he earned his associate’s degree in liberal arts & sociology.
He also recently gained celebrity status after a San Jose State video exhibited his dancing moves to the MC Hammer classic, U Can’t Touch This. Carter has quite a history with those dance moves. In the 1990s, he toured as a backup dancer and choreographer for MC Hammer.
Also selected by the 49ers as Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellows were Nick Ferguson, Corey Ivy, Jerrod Johnson, Rony Sieperda, Katie Sowers, Donald White and Rodrique Wright. To learn more about them, go here.