Sharman White, one of the most decorated high school coaches in the country, joined Georgia State and the college ranks in April 2016.
Previously White served as head boys basketball coach as well as Athletic Director at Miller Grove High School in Lithonia, Georgia.
In only 10 years of existence, he guided the Wolverines to state championships in seven of his final eight seasons, including a state record six in a row (2009-14), eight “Final Fours” and 8-time region Championships.
After another successful campaign in 2015-2016, which included a Final Four finish in the Dick’s National High School Tournament and a top ten national ranking, White was named the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) Coach Of The Year.
For his body of work in the 2013-2014 season, White was awarded the USA Today National Coach Of The Year which is one of the highest honors that a coach can receive. During that same season, he was also selected to be the head coach of the North Junior All-Stars in the GACA North/South All-Star game in Savannah.
During the 2012-2013 season, White received the Naismith Atlanta Tip-Off Club Bobby Cremins award which recognizes the highest honor for a coach in the state of Georgia along with receiving the Georgia Sports Writers “Coach of the Year”, the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association AAAAA Coach of the Year and Dekalb County Tip-Off Club Coach of the Year.
The Wolverines also finished 2013 in the Top 25 of the top national polls, including ESPN, USA Today, MaxPreps, and PrepNation.
During the 2009-10, 10-11, and 11-12 seasons, White was named Georgia Athletic Coaches Association AAAA Coach of the Year, Atlanta Journal-Constitution AAAA Coach of the Year, and Dekalb County Tip-Off Club Coach Of The Year.
His previous coaching stint came at Carver High School where he garnered 5AA Coach Of The Year honors after leading his team to the region championship and then on to the state championship game in 2004.
White has compiled a 373-86 career coaching record over a 19-year career, including a 263-46 at Miller Grove.
Away from the high school ranks, White was invited to the fall training camp for USA Basketball as a court coach in October 2014.
Shortly after he was named an assistant coach for the U16’s that went on to win the gold medal in the FIBA Americas tournament in Argentina in June 2015.
To date, 32 former players have played or presently are playing collegiately or professionally.
White earned his degree from Georgia Southern in 1995. He is married to the former Jemeka Price and has two children. He also earned his master’s degree from Coppin State in 2003.