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Gary Carter hoping to coach next season

Jul 12, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

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Even as he continues to go radiation treatments after being diagnosed with brain cancer in May, Gary Carter is looking forward to a return to coaching next season, the New York Post points out.

“My dad’s plan is to return as the head baseball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University for his third year,” Carter’s daughter, Kimmy Bloemers, wrote on a family website. “A committee has met at school and interviewed different candidates for the new position that is now open…the associate head baseball coach. We are praying for the perfect fit and so far we have some highly qualified coaches who want to be a big part of dad’s program. Dad has been involved in the hiring process and each interview. We should have someone hired very soon.”

According to Bloemers, Carter, who was recently diagnosed with bronchitis, is doing better of late.

“Dad has exercised more this past week than any other week,” Bloemers wrote. “His mind has been sharp and everything else is functioning as it should.”

  1. Old Gator - Jul 12, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Hang in there, Kid. We’re pullin’ for ya.

  2. pisano - Jul 12, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    God bless him,and I hope for the best for him. He was a great player and a team player.

  3. bobwheel - Jul 12, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him several times, and he was always a very genuine guy. God bless him and his family.

  4. Utley's Hair - Jul 12, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Keep it up, Kid. Prove ‘em all wrong. We’re pulling for you.

  5. ftbvt802 - Jul 12, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    We got the chance to play (and somehow pull out a victory) against Palm Beach Atlantic in Florida this year. Carter was an unbelievable competitor, and it was so cool just to get to talk to him a few times during the game. Thoughts and prayers are with him. Here’s to hoping he’s back on the field come spring time.

  6. cur68 - Jul 12, 2011 at 9:14 PM

    Some good Gary Cater news. Cool. Hang in there Mr. Carter.

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