Carl graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School (Overland Park, KS) where he had an outstanding high school career in golf and basketball. He was recruited to Baker by former golf and basketball coach, Rick Weaver, where he lettered in both sports all four years. In basketball, he served as team captain for two years and finished his career as the second all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,732 points. He also led the team for three years in scoring and rebounding. He was a 3-time all HAAC selection and a first team all-district selection his senior year. On campus he was a member of Kappa Sigma and graduated in 1987 with a BS in Physical Education.
Carl earned a Master of Arts in Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and served there as an assistant with the men’s basketball team. Following UMKC he was hired as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I member school, Bucknell University, where he stayed for 11 years receiving valuable experience in recruiting, scheduling, scouting and coaching. His tenacity and hard work helped the Bison head coaches achieve an overall record of 180-135 (.571) including seven seasons of 20 or more victories. In 2001 Carl received an opportunity to become the head coach of the University of Scranton’s men’s basketball team, a member of the NCAA Division III. Since then he has led his team to a record of 179-91 (.662) including in 2003 a Freedom Conference championship and a “Sweet 16” appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament to cap-off a 24 win season, Scranton’s most since 1993. As coach at Scranton he has had numerous players selected for all-conference and post season honors and awards. Personally, in 2006 he was the Freedom Conference’s Co-Coach of the Year and has been a recipient of the Schoenfeld Sportsmanship Award for program excellence on four occasions, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011. He remains an avid golfer and participates in local and state amateur events. He also has served as a Little League coach for 17 years, continues to manage two annual youth camps and raises money through activities and organizations that assist pre-school and elementary aged children. He is married to his college classmate, Lynette Hessong Danzig and together they have three sons, Ross, Ethan and Jackson.