Fresno State hires Jaime White as new Women's Basketball Coach

Jaime White has become the 10th women's basketball coach at Fresno State after eight seasons as the head coach at Northern Colorado.
April 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
Only 16 days after Raegan Pebley left Bulldogs for TCU, Fresno State has already found its next head coach, hiring Jaime White away from the University of Northern Colorado Wednesday.

Jaime White has become the 10th women's basketball coach at Fresno State after eight seasons as the head coach at Northern Colorado

The announcement was made in a press release issued by Fresno State on Wednesday. There will be an official introduction press conference on Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Save Mart Center.

"We are very pleased that Jaime White will be leading our women's basketball program," Boeh said. "Throughout the search process Jaime displayed a level of clear vision, expertise and enthusiasm that will be vital for the continued advancement of Bulldog women's basketball. Her early mentors are some of the finest coaches in the West and she recently demonstrated her capacity to lead significant program growth by building a Division I team from its infancy to perennial postseason play."

White was the 2010-11 Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year and is the winningest head coach in Northern Colorado history. After helping Northern Colorado transition from Division II to Division I, White led Northern Colorado to a 72-54 record in her last four seasons and tallied 117 wins overall.

"First I would like to thank Director of Athletics Thomas Boeh, President Castro and the search committee for this opportunity," White said. "I am honored to be the next women's basketball coach for the Bulldog program that has such an outstanding tradition. I am thrilled to be back in the Mountain West and looking forward to being a part of the Fresno community."

White has coached in the Mountain West before as an assistant at Utah from 2001 to 2003 and Wyoming from 2003 to 2006.

White was born and raised in Lancaster, California. She played basketball at Utah Valley Community College in 1989 before continuing on to Kansas State, and completing her basketball career in Southern Utah in 1994.

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