Another year, another MTV film released in January.
Like the 1/01 release Save The Last Dance, Coach
Carter is directed by Thomas Carter (he directed Swing
Kids, too). In the ads, the announcer blares: "Coach
Carter, directed by Thomas Carter." So, are they
related? No. However, the director does have a basketball
connection. According to IMdb
Thomas Carter did act on TV's White Shadow.
"Hey, Salomi! I got the #1 film!"