Born: March 3, 1937
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Year of Induction: 2015
High school playing career
Clinton High 1951-55
- Scored more than 3,000 points in career
- Scored 1,050 points and 29 per game as a senior
- Member of state championship track team
- Member of district championship tennis team
Junior college playing career
- • Won state championship in tennis, 1956
- • Two-year letterman in basketball
- Career basketball coaching record 373-101.
- Coached seven state championship teams in three different sports.
- Helped create the high school all star girls basketball game in 1965.
- First woman to address the Mississippi Association of Coaches, 1965.
- Her Northwest Rankin tennis teams achieved a record of 325 victories and 26 defeats for an astounding winning percentage of nearly 93 percent.
- Coached three undefeated state championship track teams
- Named All-Star coach in three sports, tennis, basketball, softball.
- Inducted into Belhaven, Mississippi Association of Coaches and Hinds Community College Halls of Fame.
Did you know?
- Gwen White, a true pioneer in women’s sports, introduced AAU girls basketball and track and field to Mississippi, often using her own money.
- Among the many AAU basketball standouts she coached was two-time Olympic gold medalist, Ruthie Bolton, a fellow Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer.