Chris White enters his first season as goalkeeper coach with the Duke women’s soccer program.
Over the last three years, White has been the goalkeeper coach at the University of Miami and his alma mater Colgate University. He spent the 2013 campaign with the Hurricanes, following two years with the Raiders.
In his first season at Colgate, he helped coach the 2011 team to a Patriot League Regular-Season Title with a 4-1-2 league mark and an 11-6-5 overall record. The team had four players named to the All-Patriot League Teams in 2011, including the Patriot League Offensive Player and Rookie of the Year, as well as an Academic All-Patriot League Team and an NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Second Team selection.
White arrived in Colgate after serving as the first assistant coach at Amherst College from 2010-11, where he assisted in all aspects of the program, including training, game preparation, recruiting, on-field coaching and camps/clinics. He was also on Mass ODP field and goalkeeper staff and is a member of the Region I ODP staff. He also works with SoccerPlus, the premier Goalkeeper camps in the USA. In Durham, he will be involved with club teams and with the State and Regional ODP programs.
A 1996 graduate of Colgate University, White was a four-year member of the Raiders’ men’s soccer team, earning All-Patriot League and NSCAA Regional All-America honors as a standout goalkeeper. White also went on to play for Perth Italia, an Australian First Division Soccer Club. After majoring in sociology and anthropology at Colgate, he received a master’s degree in environmental science and policy from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, and later earned a master’s degree in ecology and native studies from the University of North Carolina.
After coaching at the high school level, White settled in Utah and took on a variety of roles. In addition to being a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher, he was the head coach of the Skyline High School girls’ varsity soccer team, head coach of two premier club soccer teams (U16 Girls Impact United, U14 Boys Impact United), head coach of Juan Diego Catholic High School, goalkeeper coach of the Utah Youth Soccer Association Olympic Development Program, and assistant coach for the U14 Boys ODP team. He has an NSCAA Premier Diploma, a USSF "C" License, and the NSCAA's Advanced National Goalkeeper Diploma.