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Inside the Headset with the AFCA

Jul 22, 2021

This week on Inside the Headset, we are featuring Wofford’s Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach Tyler Carlton. Coach Carlton highlights the importance of leaving a positive impacts on players, shares how he has turned past negatives into positives, and gives his testimony on how the AFCA 35 Under 35 program has helped his career thus far.

Tyler Carlton was named the quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator at Wofford in July of 2021. Carlton spent five seasons on the coaching staff at Western Carolina and during the 2019 season was co-offensive coordinator. Prior to working with the Catamounts, he spent four seasons working at Clemson under offensive coordinator Chad Morris. Serving as an offensive analyst at Clemson, Carlton’s duties included assisting the offensive staff on a day-to-day basis while also aiding in video breakdown of opponents. Carlton was an American Football Coaches Association 35 Under 35 honoree in 2017.

A 2009 graduate of Tulsa, earning a degree in exercise science, Carlton got his coaching start at Tulsa as a student assistant in 2008-09, progressing to offensive quality control assistant in 2010 under Morris. While on staff, he was a part of two bowl appearances including a win over Ball State in the 2008 GMAC Bowl and defeating Hawaii in the 2010 Hawaii Bowl. Originally from Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Carlton played collegiately at Tulsa as both a wide receiver and punter from 2004-06 where he was a member of the 2005 Conference USA championship squad. He also earned a bowl ring as the Golden Hurricanes won the Liberty Bowl.

  • [0:33] Start of Interview
  • [1:09] Leaving a positive impact on players
  • [4:36] Being let go and dealing with adversity
  • [10:07] Turning positives into negatives
  • [18:53] Decision to accept job at Wofford
  • [25:53] Making smart decisions not quick decisions
  • [31:13] Personal 35 Under 35 experience