Charlie “Chuck” Cantor has joined the football staff at Middle Tennessee as an offensive graduate assistant.
A native of New Hyde Park, New York, Cantor comes to Middle Tennessee from the University of Georgia where he was an assistant recruiting coordinator for Coach Mark Richt since the spring of 2008. He spear-headed the day-to-day recruiting coordination, and was an integral part of the recruiting efforts that landed Georgia’s “Dream Team” recruiting class of 2011, considered by many to be the top recruiting class in the country.
He also played a big role in coordinating major parts of the Mark Richt Football Camp in Athens. He oversaw the 7-on-7 Passing League Camps in 2010 and 2011, co-coordinated Mini-Camp and Dawg Night activities in 2008-09-10 before being appointed as head coordinator for the two popular events in 2011.
Before working at the University of Georgia, Cantor spent one year at Rutgers University, working on the football staff there as a Recruiting Assistant from the spring of 2007 through the spring of 2008.
Cantor attended Florida State University where he was an honor student while simultaneously earning B.S. Degrees in two majors, Social Science Education and Sports Management. He graduated in 2006, having made the College of Education Dean’s list every semester for four and a half years. He graduated in the fall of 2006 with a cumulative grade point average of 3.729.
Additional honors included Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society and Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society. From there, Cantor went on to graduate school at FSU where he is currently finalizing his Master’s Degree program in Sports Management with a GPA of 3.7, and is only two classes short of completing work on his degree.
While at Florida State, Cantor began his football career as a volunteer student manager in 2002. He became a full-time student manager in 2003. He coached at the Bobby Bowden Football Camp from 2003-2006. He was a student assistant with tight ends in 2004, then added quarterbacks to his duties the following year.
After earning his two undergraduate degrees, Cantor was promoted to Graduate Assistant where he worked in recruiting as well as with the Seminole offense in 2006-2007.