Rob Carter

Published 9:20 am Saturday, June 27, 2009

Name: Rob Carter, “Coach Carter,” “EzC,” “Dog”

Age: 53

Occupation and title: Day utility worker at International Paper Co.

Spouse’s name: Linda Carter, a.k.a. “Wonder Woman”

Children’s names and ages: Patricia, 34, Christy, 27, and grandchildren: Grace, 9, Ellen, 7, and Ben, 3

Church affiliation: Franklin Baptist Church

Pet I’d like to own: Big Al

People say I look like: Red

Favorite movie of all time: “Dirty Harry”

TV show I never miss: “NCIS”

The secret to happiness is: Peace of mind and a Coke Zero

I wish I knew how to: Play the piano and carry a tune

Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Rice, potatoes and grapes. You could make other things from those three.

Three words that best describe me: Kind, passionate and demanding

One superpower I wish I had: X-ray hearing like Superman

Book currently on my night stand: No room for a book — C-pap machine, 2 alarm clocks

My proudest achievement: My wedding day

My most humbling moment: Trying to hit three good golf shots in a row

My most recent trip: Sandy Point on the Potomac River

My life won’t be complete until: The Mustangs win another championship

My friends think I’m: A recluse. I like being at home.

I really lose my cool when: I try not to lose my cool.

Favorite college sports teams: Alabama Crimson Tide, Marshall Thundering Herd

Favorite pro sports team: Chicago Cubs

Favorite color: Blue

the best life lesson I’ve learned, and who taught me: If you are going to do it, do it right. — Pete Carter

the best decision I’ve made in life: Marrying my bride, Linda

THE local charitable or nonprofit organization I wish more people would support: Mustang football, Franklin-Southampton Little Football League Inc.

THIS gives ME the blues: When my teams don’t win

MY best childhood memory: Growing up with a mother and father who loved me, but also taught me respect and right from wrong

What’s your most recent venture? My plans for a big Mustang barbecue this October