Mark White is the new coach at Whitley County

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    Mark White is the new coach at Whitley County

    This is a copy of the press release available below, any of the Hardin County / 5th region representation on the board have any recollection of White?

    Whitley County High School has named their new boys basketball coach. Mark White will replace Jerry Overbey who stepped down in early March after 9 years at the helm. White comes to Whitley with an impressive resume including a 5 year stop at Mississippi State University in the SEC under coach Rick Stansburry. He had stints as a head coach at both East Mississippi College and Tallahassee Community College where he compiled a combined 240-99 (71%) career mark. He was named his district and region coach of the year four different seasons. He does have high school head coaching experience as well, he spent 2 years as the head coach at Central Hardin High School in Western Kentucky in the early 2000's and last season at Grace Christian High School in Knoxville, his 3 year record as a high school head coach is 45-36. He inherits a Colonel team that returns 93% of last year’s scoring, 86% of last year’s rebounding which includes 4 starters and the entire bench from this past season. White is a Kentucky native and will relocate to Whitley County. A formal introduction of White will take place at a later date via the school districts social media outlets.
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    Congrats Coach White!

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    He was at Central Hardin early in my career.

    Teams were solid. Don't remember much about his style or his rapport with parents/players.

    Am shocked Hardin County is "Western" Kentucky according to Whitley County.
    We're closer to Corbin than to Paducah!

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