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Brian White
Brian White

Running Backs – 5th Season

 

Coaching Experience

2011-13

Florida (Running Backs)

2009-10

Florida (Tight Ends/Fullbacks)

2008

Washington (Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends)

2006-07

Syracuse (Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends)

1999-06

Wisconsin (Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs)

1995-98

Wisconsin (Running Backs)

1994

UNLV (Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers)

1993

Nevada (Wide Receivers)

1991-92

UNLV (Running Backs)

1990

UNLV (Quarterbacks)

1988-89

Notre Dame (Graduate Assistant)

1986-87

Fordham (Graduate Assistant)

Coaching Accomplishments

  • A 27-year coaching veteran and 2004 winner of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division I Assistant Coach of the Year. Has coached in 16 bowl games and served on coaching staffs that have won a national title and two league championships.
  • In 2012, led a rushing attack that ranked third in the SEC, averaging 188 yards per game. Coached senior Mike Gillislee to the first 1,000-yard season at Florida since 2004 and just the 10th all-time. Gillislee earned first team All-SEC honors in his only year as a starting tailback.
  • Last season as a group, the running backs totaled 1,755 yards and averaged 4.9 yards with 15 touchdowns.
  • Served as the Interim Offensive Coordinator during the victory over Ohio State in the 2012 Gator Bowl. White was appointed that title after the departure of Charlie Weis on December 9, 2011.
  • Led a running back group that totaled 2,040 rushing yards on 392 carries (5.2 yards per carry) and 15 rushing touchdowns while transitioning to a pro-style offense.
  • Following the 2010 season, shifted from tight ends coach to running backs coach.
  • In his first year at Florida, guided 2009 John Mackey Award winner Aaron Hernandez, who became the first Gator and first player from the SEC to receive the honor bestowed to the nation’s top tight end. Hernandez’s 68 receptions in 2009 ranked first among the nation’s tight ends and set a new UF single-season record for tight ends.
  • One of two assistant coaches, along with D.J. Durkin, retained by Will Muschamp from Urban Meyer’s 2010 staff.
  • During his 11-year tenure at Wisconsin, he mentored 1999 Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne, 2001 NFL first-round draft choice Michael Bennett, 2001 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Anthony Davis and 2006 Capital One Bowl Most Valuable Player Brian Calhoun.
  • In his first year as offensive coordinator in 1999, the Badgers set a school record and finished 10th nationally in scoring (34.1 pts/game). The next season, Bennett was the third-leading rusher in Division I-A and had a school-record six 200-yard passing games.
  • Coached Wisconsin in the 2006 Capital One Bowl, which the Badgers captured with a 24-10 win over No. 7 Auburn.
  • In 2004, White was named the AFCA Division I Assistant Coach of the Year while at Wisconsin.
  • In 2001, UW quarterbacks Brooks Bollinger and Jim Sorgi each threw for more than 1,000 yards, while Davis was fifth in the nation in rushing and wide receiver Lee Evans set the Big Ten record for receiving yards in a season.
  • During each of his first eight years, White helped the Badgers produce a 1,000-yard rusher.
  • He served as the running backs coach during the Badgers’ 1998 Big Ten championship season and was the offensive coordinator the next year when UW repeated as Big Ten champions.
  • Was the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach for UNLV in 1994 when the Rebels owned the nation’s 14th-best passing offense (265 yds/game).
  • In 1993, during his stint at Nevada-Reno, the Wolf Pack led the nation in total offense (582.7 yards per game) and passing offense (401 yds/game).
  • Was a graduate assistant for the 1988 Notre Dame team that won the National Championship.

Prominent Players Coached

FLORIDA

  • RB JEFF DEMPS – Had 2,470 career rushing yards, good enough for eighth in school history. Demps, who is a national champion sprinter, had the highest yard per carry average (6.7) at UF since 1996 among players who have had at least 350 attempts.
  • RB MIKE GILLISLEE – In his one year as the starter in 2012, Gillislee rushed for 1,152 yards, seventh-most in a single season in UF history, and became the first 1,000-yard rusher since 2004 and just the eighth UF player all-time to rush for 1,000 yards. Named first team All-SEC and was selected in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.
    • TE AARON HERNANDEZ – A Sporting News and AP First-Team All-American who was also named the 2009 Walter Camp Connecticut Player of the Year. In 2009, he led all tight ends nationally in receptions (68) and receiving yards (850). Won the 2009 John Mackey Award. Selected in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots.
    • RB CHRIS RAINEY – As a senior, Rainey was named to the All-SEC First Team as an all-purpose performer. During the 2011 season, Rainey became the only player in school history to lead the team in rushing yards, receptions, punt return yards and all-purpose yards. He finished his career ranked ninth in UF history with 2,464 rushing yards.

WISCONSIN

  • QB BROOKS BOLLINGER – Wisconsin quarterback threw for over 1,000 yards in 2001 as a freshman, while fellow quarterback Jim Sorgi also threw for over 1,000 yards in the same season.
  • RB BRIAN CALHOUN – Named first team All-Big Ten in 2005 after rushing for 1,728 yards and 22 touchdowns.
  • RB ANTHONY DAVIS – Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2001 as well as All-Big Ten in 2001.
  • RB RON DAYNE – 1999 Heisman Trophy Winner that set an NCAA record for career rushing yards. Dayne had 1,220 career carries and gained 1,863 yards as a freshman, 1,421 as a sophomore, 1,325 as a junior, and 1,834 as a senior. He finally broke the record in the final game of the 1999 season against Iowa. Dayne ended his career with 6,397 rushing yards, eclipsing Ricky Williams’ (Texas) record. Was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2013.
  • WR LEE EVANS – Set the Big Ten record for receiving yards in 2001 and was a first-team All-Big Ten team selection in 2001 and 2003.

NFL Players (Round Drafted)

  • RB Ron Dayne (1st) – Wisconsin ‘00 – New York Giants
  • RB Michael Bennett (1st) – Wisconsin ’01 – Minnesota Vikings
  • WR Lee Evans (1st) – Wisconsin ’04 – Buffalo Bills
  • RB Anthony Davis (7th) – Wisconsin ’05 – Indianapolis Colts
  • RB Brian Calhoun (3rd) – Wisconsin ’06 – Detroit Lions
  • TE Aaron Hernandez (4th) – Florida ’10 – New England Patriots
  • RB Chris Rainey (5th) – Florida ’12 – Pittsburgh Steelers
  • RB Jeff Demps (UFA) – Florida ’12 – New England Patriots
  • RB Mike Gillislee (5th) – Florida ’13 – Miami Dolphins

Playing Career

Was a two-year letterman as starting quarterback for Harvard (1985-86).

Personal Information

  • Birthdate: July 2, 1964
  • Hometown: Groveland, Mass.
  • Education: 1986 – Bachelor’s Degree in History from Harvard University; 1987 – Master’s Degree in Communications from Fordham University; 1990 – Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Notre Dame
  • Family: He and his wife, Salli, have one daughter, Cassidy, and one son, Jackson.

Bowl Games as a Coach

1989

 Fiesta

1990

 Orange

1994

 Las Vegas

1996

 Copper

1998

 Outback

1999

 Rose

2000

 Rose

2002

 Alamo

2003

 Music City

2005

 Outback

2006

 Capital One

2010

 Sugar

2011

Outback

2012

Gator

2013

Sugar

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