Brittany White has been named an assistant coach for the Tuskegee women’s basketball program, head coach Trelanne Powell announced Friday.
White joins the Golden Tigers after recently completing her second season as an assistant coach with the Francis Marion University women’s basketball program. Her primary responsibilities with the Patriots include recruiting, on-floor coaching, individual player workouts, pre- and post-season workouts, and helping in the area of academic support for team members.
In her first year with FMU, the Patriots went 18-12 and placed second in the Peach Belt Conference’s East Division. This past season, Francis Marion posted a 16-12 mark. A native of Marietta, Ga., White earned a B.S. degree in Kinesiology from Augusta University and an M.S. degree in sport and human performance from Delta State University. She spent the 2015-16 year as a physical education teacher at Forest Park Middle School near Atlanta. White also worked with the Collegiate Prep Basketball Academy and served as a basketball official.
“I couldn’t be happier to have coach White join us here at Tuskegee,” head coach Powell said. “She is a tremendous recruiter and her ability to relate to today’s players will be a valuable asset. She will also bring a ton of energy, enthusiasm and passion to our ladies every day and I am thrilled to have her on staff.”
While at Delta State, she spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach under head coach Craig Roden. During her time at DSU, the Lady Statesmen posted a combined two-year record of 43-16, made two appearances in the Gulf South Conference Tournament championship game, and earned a bid to the 2014 NCAA Division II National Tournament.
White played two seasons at Augusta, captaining the Jaguar squads as both a junior and senior. As a senior, she helped lead the Jaguars to a 21-6 mark and a national No.6 ranking for scoring defense (53.8 ppg) per game, while leading the Peach Belt Conference in steals (3.9 spg) and ranking fourth in NCAA Division II.
White spent her first two years at Southern Polytechnic State University, an NAIA Division I program. A two-year starter, she garnered All-Freshmen, All-Academic, and All-Tournament team recognition. White helped lead Southern Polytechnic to a pair of SSAC Tournament titles, two NAIA national tournament bids, and one Sweet Sixteen appearance (2010).
White completed a 90-hour internship with Dip Metris, head men’s basketball coach at Augusta. She also coached a summer AAU team for four years, instructed at Southern Polytechnic’s basketball camp, and completed a 450-hour internship at the Downtown Augusta YMCA, where she instructed girls on the fundamentals of basketball.