Gwen White

Gwen White headshot


A true pioneer of women’s sports in Mississippi as an athlete and then a coach, Gwen White coached high school teams to state championships in three different sports.

  • She started girls AAU track and basketball in Mississippi
  • Coached a Mississippi team to an AAU national basketball championship
  • Won 79 percent of her games as a high school basketball coach.
  • She retired from coaching after 51 years in 2012.
  • Her Northwest Rankin tennis teams achieved a record of 325 victories and 26 defeats for an astounding winning percentage of nearly 93 percent.
  • She coached high school teams to state championships in the sports of basketball, tennis and softball and was an all-star coach in all three sports.
  • As an athlete, she scored more than 3,000 points as a player at Clinton High School and was a member of the state championship track team.
  • She was the junior college state champion in tennis at Hinds Community College.
  • Her Belhaven College basketball team won the small college state championship in 1982.
  • She started the first girls basketball camp in Mississippi.
  • She was the first female in the Mississippi Association of Coaches
  • She is a member of the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame and the Belhaven Hall of Fame.