CCBC Catonsville Athletics has hired Greate White as head men's basketball coach. White is succeeding Randy Gregory, whom retired this offseason after 21 years with the Cardinals.
"We are very excited for coach White to take the reins of our men's basketball program," said Melissa Miller, Cardinals assistant director of athletics. "I strongly believe that his dedication and passion for the game of basketball and the overall development of the student-athletes makes him the right person to move our program forward on, as well as off the court. I look forward to watching what he accomplishes here at CCBC Catonsville."
Gregory's retirement left a huge void to fill and after a very talented group of candidates were interviewed, White emerged as the best fit to lead the Cardinals into its next era of men's basketball.
He was officially hired on July 20.
White joined the Cardinals coaching staff last season as an assistant under Gregory, rekindling a basketball relationship that dates back to White's days as a student-athlete at CCBC Dundalk.
"I would like to say thanks to all my supporters during the trial period in January," said White. "We worked hard and are excited to carry out the head coach duties this year."
As a student-athlete, White helped lead the Lions to the NJCAA National Men's Basketball Championship in 2000. After graduating from Dundalk with an Associate of Arts degree, he attended LeMoyne Owen College in Memphis, Tenn. where he continued to be a dominant force on the court.
Since returning to Baltimore, White has been involved in coaching various teams and sports in the area.
In 2006, he became assistant coach for the Charm City Challenge High School All-Star team while continuing as assistant coach of the varsity boy's basketball team at Walbrook High School in Baltimore.
White accepted the head boy's basketball coach position at Forest Park High School (Baltimore, Md.) in the 2010-2011 season. He led Forest Park to a regular season championship in 2011 and the city championship in 2012.
During the summers of 2011 and 2012, White continued to exhibit dedication to the athletes in Baltimore by providing coaching expertise to the Team Melo AAU Boys Basketball team. The following summer, he began assisting the Cecil Kirk AAU Basketball program, developing strong players on the court and in the community.
As a men's basketball assistant coach last season, White helped lead the Cardinals to a 17-12 overall record.
White has coached many talented players, several of which have played at the NCAA Division I level and even in the professionally ranks. He continues to strive for excellence and looks forward to leading student-athletes to a successful season and an overall academic career of greatness.