Currently an assistant wrestling coach at South Forsyth High School, White is one of four coaches from Georgia who will be inducted on Sept. 9 at the Northeast Atlanta Hilton in Norcross to receive the lifetime service to wrestling award. The class of 2007 also includes Thomas Edwards, Steve Ranus, and Mike Cloy.
White’s 39-year coaching career includes head prep coaching positions at Gainesville, North Hall and Dacula High Schools. His career win loss record is 261-64-5 (79.8%).
“This is a great honor for me and I look forward to the induction dinner in September," said White who lettered at UTC in 1970-71 and wrestled one year for the U.S. Navy freestyle team.
The Outstanding American award will be presented at the induction dinner to James Mills, the state house of representatives and former high school wrestler, who is working to re-instate college wrestling in the State of Georgia.
The Medal of Courage Award will be presented to Brent Shiver, who deaf from birth, is a former state high school champion at Parkview and wrestled at Northwestern University.
White’s coaching accomplishments also include being an eight-time area coach-of-the-year choice and the inaugural recipient of the 2005 National Wrestling Coaches Association Leadership Award.
He is a board member of the Georgia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum, the state representative to the NWCA and co-director of the all-star wrestling camps at North Georgia College and State University.