James White enters his third season on Head Coach Dana Ford’s staff as Tennessee State’s Video Coordinator in 2017-18. During the season, he is responsible for the breakdown of game video, aids in scouting opponents and coordinating film exchange. He also assists Coach Ford with fundraising, community outreach, communicating with boosters and alumni as well as helping organize the Dana Ford Basketball Camp.
White has been part of the staff that led the Tigers back-to-back winning seasons in 2015-16 and 2016-17. TSU has gone 37-24 in White’s two seasons.
In White’s first season in 2015-16, TSU put together to a 20-11 record, reaching the 20-win mark for the third time at the Division I level. The Tigers also tied the record for the most wins in a season at the Gentry Center, going 11-3 and earning a berth in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.
The Memphis, Tenn. native joined the Tennessee State staff prior to the 2015-16 season after serving as the director of player personnel for San Jose State during the 2014-15 season. While with the Spartans, his duties included managing all video operations, maintaining a master recruiting database and assisting in all aspects of game management. He also assisted with the program's team travel, summer camps and opponent scouting.
White spent four seasons (2010-2014) working for Coach Josh Pastner at the University of Memphis. He joined the Tigers as a team manager in his first year before assuming the role of video coordinator for the following three seasons. During that time, the Tigers compiled a cumulative record of 106-34, won three conference championships and made four NCAA Tournament appearances. Throughout the program's success, White was also responsible for scouting reports, postgame analysis, and plus/minus reports.
White has worked college basketball camps at Kansas, Michigan and Memphis as well as many others in his community. He also assisted coach Ed Schilling at Champions Academy in Indianapolis, Ind.
In May 2013, White assisted coach Tom Schuberth with a team of college players, which included 2014 NBA Lottery pick Elfrid Payton, as they toured China as a part of Sports Reach Ministry.
More of White's basketball background includes his playing days at White Station High School in Memphis for coach Jesus Patino. White was a member of the program that won the Tennessee state championship in 2009 and finished runner up in 2008 and 2010.
White received his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Memphis in 2014 where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and with University Honors.