Carl Bennett (December 7, 1915 – May 16, 2013) was an American basketball general manager and head coach. He was born in Rockford, Indiana in 1915 and began his sports career by playing softball. He was recruited by Fred Zollner in 1938 and would remain on his staff, coaching the Fort Wayne Pistons briefly in the 1948–49 BAA season and later becoming general manager. Bennett would also launch a 15-year campaign to get Zollner inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, which occurred in 1999. Bennett died at the age of 97 on May 16, 2013.