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HoopDirt.com mentioned this move earlier this week (DI DIRT: Administrative Staffers Hired). It has now been made official that Kenneth White has been named Director of Player Development at Campbell University. The hiring was announced by head men’s basketball coach Kevin McGeehan. White joins the Fighting Camel program after spending the last six years as head boys basketball coach at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, Tenn.
While at Lausanne, White led his team to the 2013 state championship, two regional champions and a pair of district titles. Seven of his players went on to play college basketball, including 2013 Tennessee Mr. Basketball Cameron Payne, who was the No.-14 selection in this year’s NBA draft.
“I feel very fortunate to be able to add Kenneth to our staff,” said McGeehan, who is in his third year at Campbell. “He is a high quality individual who has had great experiences as a player at North Carolina and also in running all aspects of his program in Memphis at a great academic institution in Lausanne Collegiate. His breadth of experience across all facets of the game will be a huge asset to Campbell Basketball.”
White has an extensive basketball history, encompassing years of coaching and playing experience on the high school and collegiate levels. He played at national powerhouse and seven-time national champion, Oak Hill Academy, under legendary coach Steve Smith, where his team was ranked as high as No.-2 in the Nation by USA Today.
Upon graduation, White continued his career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the 2000 Final Four Team coached by Bill Guthridge. He earned his B.A. in psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2001.
In 2001, Kenneth returned to his hometown of Chattanooga to coach girls’ high school basketball at Tyner Academy. There, he helped turn that program into one of the most respected programs in East Tennessee, breaking many school records along the way.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Campbell University Basketball family and this prestigious institution,” said White. “I’m honored that Coach McGeehan has given me this opportunity to start my college coaching career and look forward to competing at a high level in the Big South Conference. Coach McGeehan is a humble coach with a great basketball mind, one that I feel I can learn a great deal from. He has assembled an outstanding staff and I look forward to learning and working with them as well. I’m also eager to begin working with our student-athletes and making a positive impact on the Fighting Camel Basketball program.”
In addition to his experience on the high school level, White has served as a head coach in the M33M AAU program. He and his wife Erika are parents of two children, Garrison (8) and Keegan (3).
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