From NWOSU Sports
Jay Lee, Associate Director of Athletics for Athletic Communications
ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State and Director of Athletics, Brad Franz are pleased to announce the hiring of Jeremy White as the next head coach of the Lady Rangers Volleyball team.
“I am very pleased to have Jeremy White join our staff as Head Volleyball Coach,” Franz said. “Jeremy brings all the characteristics we look for in a coach. He is a teacher of the game, he is a motivator, he has a strong work ethic and he is a leader. Jeremy has worked at all levels of the collegiate and high school game so he is very knowledgeable. He will provide excellent leadership for our volleyball team and continue building a strong tradition of Lady Ranger Volleyball.”
White is thrilled about the opportunity given him and his family to be at the helm of Northwestern Volleyball.
“I am very excited to be named the head coach of Northwestern Volleyball and I am very excited about the ladies coming back as well as the ladies coming in for next season,” White said. “Coaching collegiate volleyball has been a life-long dream of mine and I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead the Lady Rangers Volleyball team.”
White spent his last two seasons at NCAA Division I McNeese State in Lake Charles, La. where the Cowgirls were very competitive while also making consecutive appearances in the conference tournament over the past two seasons. The Cowgirls were semifinalists in the 2015 Southland Conference Volleyball tournament where they were eventually knocked out by the tournament champions, Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
Before being named the assistant for McNeese State, White spent the 2014 season as the top assistant at Lamar State College-Port Arthur where he assisted the Seahawk volleyball team. While at Lamar State College, White directed the Seahawk defense which ranked second in Region XIV in digs per set (15.65) and 5th in blocks per set (2.08). White also helped mentor four All-Region athletes.
Not only has he been part of quality collegiate programs over the last three seasons, but he was also very successful at the high school level of volleyball. Before taking the assistant position at Lamar State, White spent six years in the high school coaching ranks as both a head and assistant coach. From 2011 to 2013, White led Barbe High School (Lake Charles, LA) to an 81-28 record including three straight District 1-5A Championships and back-to-back appearances in the State Quarterfinals (2012 and 2013). During his tenure with the Lady Bucs, White was a three-time Coach of the Year for District 1-5A while coaching 16 all-district athletes, two district MVPs, two all-state athletes, and two state all-stars.
He is also very well known in club circles in both Texas and Louisiana and was a club director and coach for eight years for multiple club teams across both states. Many of the players he trained and coached at the club level went on to play collegiate volleyball after playing in his system.
White started playing volleyball as a student at McNeese where he competed in both intramural and club volleyball competitions. White has continued his playing career both indoor as a middle blocker and outside hitter and on beach circuit where he’s won multiple tournaments at the Open/AA level.
White graduated from McNeese in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance and just completed his masters degree in Exercise Physiology this fall.
White is married to the former Sarah Lyons.