Jan. 27, 2004
Last week, new assistant women’s basketball coach Lance White took a little time out of his busy schedule to do a little Q&A for Trinetta Moore’s weekly feature. Here’s “FIVE QUESTIONS” with Coach White:
What made you decide to coach at Florida State?
“There were a lot of different reasons why I chose Florida State. The first one was my relationship with Coach Sue. We had known each other for about 10years and it was her enthusiasm and her vision. With where this program was headed, I wanted to be a part of that. Also, I was really excited about getting to Florida. My wife was just finishing up her doctoral degree, so to get her moving into her career goal, this was a great option and a great place for us to be.”
With moving and getting adjusted to a new atmosphere and the Florida State family, how difficult was that transition?
“First off, it was extremely hard to leave Texas. Most of my family is there. I had been there with Coach Sharp and her staff at Texas Tech for 10 years and it was a hard decision to have to leave that. The opportunity that I was given here at Florida State was well worth it and I’ve been real excited to be welcomed in by the players and the coaches and the Florida State family and I look forward to continuing that.”
What are some of your duties as a women’s basketball assistant coach at FSU?
“The duties of a women’s basketball coach varies from everything from watching film, to dealing with players, recruiting and washing clothes. The life of an assistant coach is everything and anything that you can think about – fulltime, nonstop. Some of my main duties are recruiting and scouting – in terms of scouting our opponents and then working with our players to develop their individual skills.”
You’re a very energetic person. What do you do in your free time with all that energy?
“Well, I like to do a lot of stuff. Number one thing I like to do is watch T.V. I’m a T.V. junky. Also, I like to run, be outside and be active and then just spend time with (wife) Melanie.
Last thing, I want you to tell us something unique about yourself — something that we don’t already know about you.
“At one point in my life, I didn’t have any eyelashes. It was a little disease where you have compulsive pulling and all my eyelashes were gone.”