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Tonight, Rick Carpenter ended weeks of speculation by announcing to the parents, players, and boosters of Elkins Baseball that he will not return to the position of head baseball coach. He will be taking the head coaching job at Prosper High School in the Dallas/Ft Worth area.

Coach Carpenter has been at Elkins since Day 1 of the school back in the 1992-1993 school year after coaching at High Island, La Marque, and Dulles High School. Under his leadership and guidance, the Knights have established themselves as one of the premier baseball programs in the city, state, and country.

The Carpenter family (Rick, Tammie, Matt, Tyler, and Caitlin) have all been great to be around and will be sorely missed by all those had the opportunity to get to know them. We send with them our best wishes and hope for nothing but success for them.

The Rick Carpenter Legacy at Elkins High School
366-110-4: Overall varsity record
704-258-13: Overall program record (Varsity, JV, Sophomore)
9 District Championships: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007
173-36 Varsity District Record
62-24 Varsity Playoff Record
64 College players
33 NCAA Division I players
15 Professional players
6 Regional Championships: 1995, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
1 Regional Runner Up: 1994
3 State Championships: 1995, 2002, 2003
1 State Runner Up: 1998
1 National Championship: 2002
1 National Runner Up: 1995
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What a horrible way to treat people. It hacks me off that administrators can get away with something like this.

My hat is off to Coach Carpenter for standing up for his wife and putting her needs ahead of his career. He is a top quality coach and an awesome person. I have been fortunate to hear him speak at the THSBCA convention and he is total class.

Welcome to North Texas and good luck in Prosper.
It's refreshing to know that there are good men out there that teach character and lead by example.

The boys under his tuteledge are fortunate to have gained not only the knowledge of the game he has given over the years, but also the life lessons that will be with them forever.

Congratulations and best wishes on this new walk of life you've chosen to take. North Texas welcomes you.

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