A Look at the 2012 Assistant Coaches
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All-Patriot League Performers under White: WR Brian Wetzel (2012, first-team)
Vincent White, who has over 20 years of football coaching experience, begins his second year on the Fordham coaching staff where he will serve as the assistant head coach as well as the wide receivers coach.
Last fall, White helped wide receiver Brain Wetzel become just the third Ram to record more than 1,000 receiving yards in a season as he caught 72 passes for 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns to earn First Team All-Patriot League accolades.
As a team, Fordham receivers caught 272 passes, second best in school history, for 3,076 yards, third all-time in school annals.
White arrives at Fordham after serving as the running backs coach at the University of New Mexico last fall, following five years at Southeast Missouri State University where he was the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator. In 2010, White helped the Redhawks win the Ohio Valley Conference championship and advance to the second round of the NCAA FCS playoffs. That season he also coached Sean Middleton, who won the 2010 Rimington Award, presented to the top center in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Prior to his stay at Southeast Missouri State, White was the running backs coach at Delaware State in 2005 and served as head coach of St. Mary's College (Calif.) before the school discontinued its football program in 2004.
In 2001 and 2002, White was the running backs coach at Utah while also coaching the wide receivers in 2001. He produced the nation's 12th best rushing offense in 2001, one that averaged 218.9 yards per game, improving Utah's national rank 59 places in rushing yards per game. Utah also moved up three places in the league rushing standings, from fifth to second, and Dameon Hunter was named to the all-conference second team after averaging 126.9 ypg, second best in school history. Hunter ran his way into second place in the Ute record books in most single season categories under White's guidance.
Before joining the Utah staff, White coached the running backs at Arizona State in 2000, when the Sun Devils finished the season at the Aloha Bowl, and at Pittsburgh from 1997-99. Pitt played in the 1997 Liberty Bowl, and he tutored two All-BIG EAST Conference players: Dwayne Schulters in 1997 and Kevan Barlow in 1999.
White began his coaching career in 1985 as running backs coach at Rangeview High School (Colo.). He went from there to Oregon Tech (1986-88) and Tennessee-Martin (1989) before making the jump to Division I ball. His first D-I job was at the University of the Pacific, where he served as offensive coordinator and coached the inside receivers from 1990-92. His second and fourth jobs were as the wide receivers coach at SMU, initially in 1993 and then from 1995-96. In the year between those two stints, he coached the receivers at Maryland.
A 1984 graduate of Stanford where he earned a bachelor's degree in sociology, White had an outstanding collegiate career for the Cardinal. He lead all NCAA Division I-A players with 69 receptions in 1982 and was All-Pac 10 First Team and All-America Honorable Mention that season. White led the Cardinal with 15 touchdowns and 1,275 all-purpose yards.
Following his career at Stanford, White was a sixth-round draft pick by the New York Jets of the National Football League. He made the decision to turn down the offer and played for the Denver Gold of the United States Football League instead.
A native of Denver, Colo., White and his wife, Jennifer, have three children, a son, Isaac, and two daughters, Avery and Ashly.