After a record setting season in 2013, Tony
Joe White will enter his seventh season as the ofefnsive
coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Centre College. 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.
Coach White and his wife Meredith live in
Danville with their two children, Emily (12) and Tucker
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.