Jake White
Jake White
Title: Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
Phone: (573) 592-5855
Email: Jake.White@westminster-mo.edu

Coach White joined the Westminster athletic staff in the fall of 2013 as the special teams’ coordinator. In 2017, White was moved to the Defensive Coordinator position.  After two seasons at the helm of the defense, the Blue Jays have only given up an average of 17.3 PPG and 297 Total YPG in conference play.  The defense also finished the 2018 season at 5th in NCAA DIII for Red Zone Defense.  During the same season the Blue Jays recorded a total of 5 first half shutouts.

Coach White was a 4 year letterman at tight end from 2006-2009 for LaGrange College in Georgia.  His freshman year was the inaugural year of football for LaGrange.  After his senior season, he earned LaGrange Football’s Phil Williamson Commitment Award. Along with his individual accolades, White helped LaGrange put together a 9-2 overall record en route to a SLIAC title and an appearance in the 2008 NCAA Division III playoffs. It marked the third fastest trip to national playoffs in NCAA Division III history. 

After his playing days, Coach White became the graduate assistant coach for LaGrange for the 2010 and 2011 seasons, coaching the tight ends. He later became the intern assistant coach during the 2012 season, taking over the running backs and assisting the special teams’ coordinator. 

White earned a bachelor's degree in 2010 and a master's degree in education in 2012, both from LaGrange College.  Coach White and his wife, Julie, reside in Fulton with their son, Bronson.