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Mostly Known for Tenure at Shepherd in WV, Monte Cater Elected to CFB Hall of Fame



A former coach of a West Virginia school is apart of a star studded Hall of Fame class.

Monte Cater, mostly known for his time as head coach of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, will be immortalized as a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. After retiring following the 2017 season, Cater completed one of the most successful tenures of any head coach in history at any level.

Cater won 274 games throughout his coaching career, with 245 of those wins with Shepherdstown. He posted a .724 win percentage in 31 years as a head coach that also included starting at Lakeland College in Wisconsin.

Cater owns 17 conference titles and six undefeated seasons. His teams also reached the postseason 13 times, posting a 14-12 record overall in playoff games.

His 245 wins at Shepherd are the most by any collegiate football coach at a college or university in the state of West Virginia.

The 2023 College Football Hall of Fame class will be officially inducted during the 65th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 5, 2023 at the ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas.

Below is a complete list provided by the National Football Foundation of the 22 players and coaches that make up the 2023 class.


  • Eric Berry – DB, Tennessee (2007-09)
  • Michael Bishop – QB, Kansas State (1997-98)
  • Reggie Bush – RB, Southern California (2003-05)
  • Dwight Freeney – DE, Syracuse (1998-2001)
  • Robert Gallery – OT, Iowa (2000-03)
  • LaMichael James – RB, Oregon (2009-11)
  • Derrick Johnson – LB, Texas (2001-04)
  • Bill Kollar – DT, Montana State (1971-73)
  • Luke Kuechly – LB, Boston College (2009-11)
  • Jeremy Maclin – WR/KR, Missouri (2007-08)
  • Terance Mathis – WR, New Mexico (1985-87, 1989)
  • Bryant McKinnie – OT, Miami [FL] (2000-01)
  • Corey Moore – DL, Virginia Tech (1997-99)
  • Michael Stonebreaker – LB, Notre Dame (1986, 1988, 1990)
  • Tim Tebow – QB, Florida (2006-09)
  • Troy Vincent – DB, Wisconsin (1988-91)
  • Brian Westbrook – RB, Villanova (1997-98, 2000-01)
  • DeAngelo Williams – RB, Memphis (2002-05)


  • Monte Cater – 275-117-2 (70.1%); Lakeland [WI] (1981-86), Shepherd [WV] (1987-2017)
  • Paul Johnson – 189-99-0 (65.6%); Georgia Southern (1997-2001), Navy (2002-07), Georgia Tech (2008-18)
  • Roy Kramer – 83-32-2 (71.8%); Central Michigan (1967-77)
  • Mark Richt – 171-64-0 (72.8%); Georgia (2001-15), Miami [FL] (2016-18)
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