June 6, 2012
“Lance is not only one of women’s basketball’s top game tacticians, he is also a relentless worker,” Semrau said. “He is easily one of the most passionate people in the game. He is an invaluable part of our program, and because of his dedication the past nine years, he has earned the title of associate head coach.”
The upcoming 2012-13 season will mark White’s 10th campaign with the Seminoles. Last season he was named one of the nation’s Top 20 assistant coaches by CollegeInsider.com.
Considered by Semrau to be one of the rising stars of the coaching profession when she hired him in 2003, White has helped FSU reach new heights and brought an infectious energy to the program.
During his nine years with the Garnet and Gold, FSU has a 67 percent winning percentage and has averaged nearly 22 wins per season, easily the best nine-year stretch in school history. The Seminoles went to seven straight NCAA Tournaments from 2005-11 and have six 20-victory seasons since White came aboard. Florida State also captured back-to-back regular season ACC titles in 2010 and 2011, and advanced to the 2010 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.
White has directed the FSU defense and offense during his tenure as well as been one of the country’s top recruiters.
Before joining Semrau’s staff, White spent 10 years on the staff at Texas Tech, including seven years as an assistant coach. He was a student assistant on the Lady Raiders’ national championship team in 1993.
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