Tony Joe White has served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Centre College since joining the staff in 2008.
In 2014 White's offense helped the Colonels achieve their first undefeated season since 1955. The Colonels set program records in total yards (4,841) and rushing attempts (571). Max Mazza established a new school record for receiving yards in a single season with 1,153 yards, and ten different offensive players were named to the various All-SAA squads.
Under White's supervision, the Colonel offense established several school records in 2013, including most yards in a season (4,453) and yards per game (445.3). New single game records were also established for most rushing yards (254), rushing touchdowns (5), total touchdowns (6), receptions (12) and passing attempts (53) by a player. Season records were set for total plays (798) by the team and total points (144) and touchdowns (24) by a player. Quarterback Heath Haden led the SAA in passing yards per game and completions, and the Colonel offense produced the school's first 1,000 yard rusher since 1995. The Colonels also averaged 33.6 points per game.
Prior to coaching at Centre, White was the quarterbacks coach at Belhaven University (Miss.). While at Belhaven, White's quarterbacks led the nation in pass offense in 2006 with 343 yards per game and scored more than 32 points per game. In 2007, White’s quarterbacks threw for more than 350 yards per game, finished second in the country in pass offense and averaged 33 points per game.
Coach White also coached at FCS Southeast Missouri State University from 2000-2004. The SEMO offense averaged more than 410 yards per game in the five seasons White was there. White was also the special teams coordinator at SEMO and annually had some of the top kicking units in the OVC. Coach White has also coached at Southwest Baptist University (1998-1999) and was a graduate assistant at Louisiana Tech University (1997).
White earned a bachelors degree in exercise and sports science with a minor in political science from Texas State University in San Marcos in 1997. Coach White was a quarterback at Texas A&M University–Commerce from 1991-1993.
Coach White and his wife Meredith live in Danville with their two children, Emily and Tucker.