Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Coach Vincent White Joins Team Upper Hand As Regional Recruiting Director
By, Matt Alkire – National Director of Football Operations
Upper Hand Promotions is proud to welcome Coach Vincent White to our team as a Multi-Sport Regional Director who will work out of Pennsylvania. White came to Upper Hand after coaching wide receivers at Fordham University who had a potent passing attack and helped develop All-Conference wideout Brian Wentzel.
Before Fordham, he spent a year as New Mexico’s running backs coach and five years at Southeast Missouri State where he wasboth assistant head coach andoffensive coordinator.
White was head coach of Division I-AA St. Mary’s College in 2003 where he put together an extremely impressive staff. Derek Mason has moved on to be head coach at Vanderbilt, Lance Anderson is now defensive coordinator at Stanford, Steve Clark is offensive coordinator at Weber State and Sanjay Lal a wide receivers coach with the New York Jets.
He previously served as running backs coach at Utah, Arizona State and Pittsburgh. While at Utah, he helped lead the Utes to a victory over USC in the 2001 Las Vegas Bowl and was extremely involved in the progression of Dameon Hunter. Hunter rushed for over 1,300 yards that season and led Utah to the 12th best rushing attack in the nation for 2001.
White also coached at SMU, Maryland, Delaware State, Pacific, Tennessee-Martin and Oregon Tech.
As a player, White lined up behind John Elway for the Stanford Cardinal and led the nation in receptions as a senior in 1982, catching 69 passes. He racked up 1,275 all-purpose yards and 15 scores on his way to first-team All Pac-Ten and honorable mention All-American honors.
While he was drafted in the sixth round of the 1983 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, White instead chose to play for the Denver Gold of the USFL. He was there from 1983 to 1985 and finished his Sociology degree from Stanford during that time.
Coach White graduated from Denver Mullen High School and he and his wife Jennifer have three children – Isaac, Avery and Ashly.
“To be able to work with someone with so much experience in football is one thing, but to gain a man who possesses such passion for not only their craft, but helping student athletes is another. Vincent White immediately shows himself as a family man that prides himself on being selfless while taking great pride in his work. I look forward to him being an enormous part of Upper Hand for the future and am thrilled to work with him.” – Matt Alkire