Greg White

Greg White (born March 31, 1959)

Teams coached: Pikeville Bears, Charleston (WV) Golden Eagles, Marshall Thundering Herd
Pikeville record: 52-85 (.380)
Charleston (WV) record: 191-148 (.563)
Marshall record: 115-84 (.578)
Overall record^: 358-317 (.530)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • SoCon Regular Season Champion: (1997)
  • WVIAC (NAIA) Regular Season Champion: (1992)
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1992)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2003-2010 Charleston (WV)
1996-2003 Marshall
1995-1996 UCLA (asst)
1990-1995 Charleston (WV)
1989-1990 Marshall (asst)
1984-1989 Pikeville
1981-1982 Marshall (student asst)

Greg White Facts

  • Greg White
  • Born March 31, 1959
  • Hometown: Mullens, West Virginia
  • Alma Mater: Marshall University (BA, 1982 & MA)
  • Graduated from Mullens HS (WV) then played four seasons at Marshall for head coaches Stu Aberdeen and Bob Zuffelato; stayed with the program for an additional year and worked as a student assistant under Zuffelato
    • Started 113 consecutive games for the Herd, serving twice as team captain and earning All-SoCon honors three time
  • Became the head coach at NAIA Pikeville (KY) in 1984; went 52-85 over five seasons at the helm
  • Returned to his alma mater Marshall in 1989 and spent that season as an assistant coach under Dana Altman
  • Hired in 1990 to be the head coach at then-NAIA Charleston (WV); led the program for a five-year tenure that included a jump up to NCAA D-II
    • Won a WVIAC title in 1992, leading the Golden Eagles to the NAIA National Tournament
  • Left Charleston to be an assistant coach under Jim Harrick for one year at UCLA; the Bruins went to the NCAA Tournament that year
  • Became the head coach at Marshall the following year and went 115-84 over seven seasons with the Herd
    • Claimed a SoCon North division title in his first year before the program moved to the MAC in 1997
    • Had a three-year stretch when his teams went 55-29, finishing T-3rd in 2000 and T-2nd in 2001
  • Resigned in June 2003 and returned to Charleston for a second stint with the Golden Eagles
    • Coached there for seven more years (12 total) and stepped away in 2010 with an overall record of 191-148
  • White now works as a consultant and motivational speaker, and runs the Big Shots Elite Basketball Camps; he’s also written several books on the game

Greg White Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I, Division II and NAIA levels