White was named the 26th head coach in the storied 124-year history of Green Terror football in March 2019 after serving on the staff the previous three seasons as defensive coordinator.
He started his tenure as head coach strong with three wins in his first four games. His defensive scheme led 13 fumble recoveries and nine interceptions. The Green Terror finished the season eighth in Division III in turnover margin (+1.40) after turning the ball over just eight times all season.
White joined the Green Terror staff in 2016. As defensive coordinator, his scheme has consistently put pressure on opposing offenses. In each of the previous three seasons, his defenses finished in the top six in the conference in total defense, pass defense and sacks. The unit produced 96 sacks and 29 interceptions in four seasons under White. He has helped produce seven all-conference defenders in those three seasons, including a first-team selection in linebacker Jarius Ransom in 2018.
White came to McDaniel with eight years of collegiate coaching experience, including two seasons at the Division I level. In addition to serving as the defensive backs assistant and player development coach at Rutgers in 2015, White also coached the 2008 season at his alma mater, Iona.
At Iona, he worked with the wide receivers – a position he knew well. White was an All-MAAC first-team performer and team captain in 2007, leading the Gaels in receptions (49) and yards (610). He also scored six touchdowns that season.
Between his stops at Division I, he spent six seasons with ASA College, including the final four as defensive coordinator. White helped lead the Avengers to three straight conference championship games. His 2014 defensive squad finished the season ranked seventh in NJCAA in total defense and fifth in rushing yards allowed per game. The unit was also 14th in pass defense and seventh in scoring defense.
His 2013 ASA defense keyed a Northeast Conference championship and Carrier Dome Bowl win. The Avengers led the nation in scoring defense (9.1 ppg) and second in total defense.
In 2012, the defense was tops in the NJCAA, including allowing a scant 38.1 rushing yards per game. His pass defense allowed just 100 yards per game. The squad won its first conference crown and first bowl appearance before ending the season ranked fifth in the NJCAA final poll.
While at ASA, White mentored 24 all-conference performers, six All-Americans and the 2009 National Junior College Player of the Year.
A Maryland native, White will be the first African-American head football coach in McDaniel and Centennial Conference history. He was a four-year letterwinner in basketball and three-year varsity starter in football at Laurel High School. A captain and All-Prince Georges County first-team selection, he played in the County All-Star game in 2004 before going on to Hudson Valley Community College. While there, he was a two-time all-conference performer and team captain.