Eric Carlson begins his fourth year with the Bemidji State women's golf program and his third as head coach. He originally joined the BSU men’s golf team as a volunteer assistant coach in 2010-2011 and joined the women's golf program in the same capacity for the 2014-15 season.
As alumni of both Bemidji State and the BSU men’s golf team, Carlson, a native of Bemidji, brings a the knowledge of the Bemidji golf culture and the school to the team.
In his time as a player at BSU, Carlson was part of two NSIC champion teams, in 1999 and 2000. Along with the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships, Carlson was selected to the 1999 and 2001 NSIC All-Conference team. He was also nominated for the 2002 BSU Male Student-Athlete of the Year award, and the NSIC Britton Scholar-Athlete Award in the same year.
Carlson graduated Magna Cum Laude from BSU, with a double major in history and philosophy in 2002. Eric and his wife Brittany have three daughters, and they own and operate Bonded Lock and Key, in Bemidji.