One of the priorities in this search was to find a qualified basketball coach who would also be a teacher in the high school to allow day to day access to our athletes. We have found that person and are excited to have Coach White join us at Carlisle High School. We look forward to welcoming Coach White and his family to our community very soon and getting him in touch with our girls basketball team and families.
The press release that was released to local and regional media is below.
April 23, 2013
For Immediate Release:
Carlisle High School Names Bryan White Head Girls’ Basketball Coach
Carlisle Community Schools has named Bryan White as its new head varsity girls’ basketball coach. White comes to Carlisle from Red Oak, Iowa, where he was most recently the boys head varsity basketball coach. White, who was named KMA radio area coach of the year for his coaching efforts last season, brings 20 years of prep and AAU basketball coaching experience to the position.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bryan as our new girls’ basketball coach,” said Carlisle Activities Director Todd Gordon. “Coach White will bring a passion for the game of basketball that will be contagious for our girls, fans and community. He believes in his role as an educator and will have a positive impact on all students he comes in contact with. He is a great fit for the things we are striving to accomplish at Carlisle High School.”
Prior to his time in Red Oak, White spent 14 years at Oskaloosa Community Schools, coaching both the girls and boys varsity basketball teams during his tenure, in addition to leading the girls golf team.
“We are all very excited to become Wildcats,” said White, in reference to his family, which includes wife, Rene, and children Skyler (14), Brianne (6) and Brooke (5). “We can’t wait to find a house and get settled in the Carlisle area. I look forward to meeting all of the girls and their parents on the team and am anxious to share my vision for girls basketball in Carlisle.”
White, who earned his undergraduate degree from William Penn and his master of arts in education from Viterbo, started his career at Battle Creek/Ida Grove Schools. The Tri-Center, IA HS native will also serve as a high school math teacher in the Carlisle school district.