Will White steps down as Northeast’s girls basketball coach

Will White has stepped down as girls basketball coach at Northeast after 11 seasons, ending the most successful tenure in school history. 

White, who is Northeast’s athletic coordinator, said he was leaving his girls basketball position to devote more time to his duties as the school’s bowling coach. Both of his sons are bowlers. Better still, bowling is transitioning from a club status in Pinellas County to being adopted as an official sport by the FHSAA. 

In 11 seasons with the Vikings, White had a combined record of 197-105 and led the girls basketball program to a conference championship game appearance in 2015, six playoff appearances and two trips to the region semifinals. 

The program made the playoffs just once prior to his arrival and never past the first round. 

Before taking over at Northeast, White spent eight seasons at Boca Ciega. White compiled a 193-45 record with the Pirates, including six district championships and seven straight 20-win seasons. 

During his tenure, he also kept intact the Pirates’ streak of making the playoffs for 19 seasons, the third-longest streak in the state at the time, trailing Jacksonville Ribault (21) and Fort Walton Beach (20). In three of the last four seasons, he led Boca Ciega to state final four appearances.