White Accepts Head Coaching Position at University of Florida

May 7, 2015

RUSTON - In an announcement made on Thursday evening by the University of Florida, Michael White has officially accepted the head coaching position for the Gators.

"We are so appreciative of Mike White and the incredible job he has done with our men's basketball program during the past four years in Ruston," Louisiana Tech Athletics Director Tommy McClelland said. "He represented Louisiana Tech University in a first class manner both on and off the court and for that we will forever be grateful.

"Mike and his family will always have a special place in the hearts of Bulldog fans. We wish him the best of luck at Florida. We will immediately begin a national search for his replacement. We will do our due diligence in finding the next head coach at Louisiana Tech."

In his four years as head coach at LA Tech, White accumulated an astounding 101-40 overall record. His winning percentage of .716 is the highest in program history.

The two-time conference coach of the year led the `Dogs to a three-peat of league regular season titles and three straight National Invitation Tournament appearances, advancing to the quarterfinals in each of the past two seasons.

Under his leadership, he produced nine all-conference selections including this past season's Conference USA Player of the Year Kenneth Smith.




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