Concordia announces White as offensive coordinator

By on Mar. 9, 2012 in Football

Concordia announces White as offensive coordinator

The Concordia University, Nebraska football program is proud to announce the hiring of Curran White as the Bulldogs new assistant head coach/offensive coordinator.

White comes to Concordia after spending the last six seasons as the offensive line coach/run game coordinator at Missouri Valley College (MVC). Prior to that, coach White spent four seasons at Wayne State College, first as graduate assistant (2001-02), then as an assistant coach (2003-05).

“We are very excited that coach White has accepted our offer to be the offensive coordinator of the Bulldogs,” said Concordia head coach Vance Winter.   “I have always admired the way his guys play and I am so excited to see our offensive develop under his leadership.”

In addition to coach White’s on-field responsibilities at MVC, he served as the Vikings recruiting coordinator.  During his tenure with MVC, White helped lead the Vikings to a combined 55-14 record and four NAIA Championships Series berths.  Last season, coach White’s rushing attack averaged 224 yards per game. 

Coach White’s history of developing his players includes seven MVC linemen who have earned First Team All-Heart of America Athletic Conference selections since 2006.    

“His strengths as a football coach consistently show up on film when you watch his players,” added Winter. “Curran is extremely prepared for this opportunity, and the thing that most excites me from a football perspective is that he is a great teacher.”

Winter and White first met on the coaching staff at Wayne State in 2002.  At the time, Winter was the linebackers coach, while White was worked with receivers and offensive line.

“I am excited at the opportunity to come to Concordia. The campus community and the city of Seward are a great fit for me and my family,” said White.  “I have a good relationship with coach Winter and I have confidence in the direction of the program under his leadership.  I look forward to joining the staff and preparing the team for a great 2012 season.”

“While [coach White’s] body of work on the field has been stellar, I am more impressed with the many positive things I know about Curran as a person and staff member,” concluded Winter.  “He will be a great mentor to our players and I am also very confident he will be a tremendous asset to our program, campus and community.” 

White earned his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State in 2001 in business administration and finance.  He went on to earn his master’s in sports management at Wayne State in 2004. During his playing days, White was a two-year starter at Wayne State after transferring from Santa Rosa Junior College in 1998.  White started 22-games in two years at center for Wayne State, earning All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Honorable Mention and Academic All-Conference in 1999. 

Curran White’s Coaching Career 
2012               Concordia, Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
2005-11         Missouri Valley College, Offensive Line Coach/Run Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator
2003-05         Wayne State, Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
2001-02         Wayne State, Graduate Assistant