Gwen White

Gwen-White-headshot-213x300Born: 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

Coaching career

High School

  • 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.