Ted White (third season) was named head coach of the W&L baseball program on June 20, 2017, becoming the 17th head coach in the program's 108 seasons.
In 2019, the Generals posted a 14-20 overall record and an 8-14 record in ODAC play. The Generals finished the season with a team batting average of .301, the highest since the 2013 team batted .313, and White coached junior right fielder Ryan Monson to All-ODAC Third Team and CoSIDA/Google Cloud Academic All-District laurels.
White's first season at the helm yielded a 14-23 overall record with a 6-14 mark in the ODAC. The Generals saw early-season success, beginning the campaign 4-0, and knocked off the then No. 1-ranked SUNY Cortland Red Dragons, 7-6, in game one of a three-game series.
White took over the program after serving two seasons as an assistant coach. During that time, he helped lead the Generals to a 54-28 (.659) overall record, including a 29-11 mark in the ODAC and a 33-8 record at home. As the pitching coach, he helped W&L rank among the best in the conference in team ERA, including a 3.08 ERA that ranked 12th in Division III during the 2016 season.
In 2017, W&L tied the school record for wins in a season, posting a 28-14 overall record and a program-best 16-4 mark in the ODAC. The Generals advanced to the conference title game for the first time since 2009 and went 17-4 at home. The 2016 squad went 26-14 overall and 13-7 in league play, and White helped mentor pitcher Tom Concklin '17 to Second Team All-America laurels.
Prior to arriving in Lexington, White spent eight seasons as an assistant baseball coach at James Madison University, including his last two as the top assistant. While the offensive coach in 2013, he led JMU to several Division I national statistical rankings, including second in on-base percentage, fourth in scoring, fifth in batting average and sixth in slugging percentage. He also helped develop the 2010 Johnny Bench Award winner as the best catcher in college baseball and, as recruiting coordinator for the Dukes, he secured two consecutive classes that ranked in the Top 50 by Collegiate Baseball Magazine.
Before working at JMU, White was an assistant coach at McNeese State (2007) and Gulf Coast Community College (2005). He also served as an administrative assistant for the baseball program at LSU from 2002-04.
White earned a bachelor of science in general studies from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2002. He was a four-year letterwinner for the Warhawks, and earned all-conference honors in the Southland Conference three times.
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