Carmen Carcone returns for his second season as an assistant coach for the Terps. Working with Maryland infielders in 2005, Carcone saw several players have career years at the plate. Under his supervision, the team's starting first baseman (Jordan Wilson), second baseman (Elliot Singletary) and shortstop (Dan Melvin) all established new career bests in batting average.
Prior to Maryland, Carcone spent five seasons as the head coach of Division II Dowling College (Long Island, N.Y.), where he built the Golden Lions into one of the premier teams in the Northeast. At Dowling, his teams posted an overall record of 152-82, averaging over 30 wins per season. Under Carcone, Dowling appeared in five consecutive New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC) championship games. He also led the school to three consecutive NCAA Div. II regional appearances, including its first ever showing in 2002. In 2003, the Golden Lions captured the school's first ever league title. Twice, Carcone was named NYCAC Coach of the Year.
Carcone has also spent several summers coaching in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) and Cape Cod Baseball League. After winning the NECBL Championship in 2002 with the Newport Gulls, he was named manager of the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod League. The Cardinals appeared in back-to-back Cape Cod finals, capturing the championship in 2003. That squad, which Carcone recruited, saw 20 of its 23 players selected in the 2004 MLB draft. Seven of those players were taken in the first five rounds, including two first-round draft picks. In 2002, Carcone was unanimously voted Cape Cod League Coach of the Year.
Overall, Carcone has coached more than 60 players who have been drafted, including three first-round draft picks. He has also served as an assistant coach at Cornell University and SUNY Cortland. Carcone graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology in 1995. He later received his Master's in Secondary Education at Dowling College.