After a nationwide search, Tony Joe White was named new head coach for the Austin College football program. “His accomplishments on the field speak to his football knowledge and pedigree as a coach,” said Athletics Director David Norman ’83 (MA ’84). “He also brings an outstanding background and understanding of NCAA Division III athletics, and as a native Texan, comes in with tremendous connections within the state’s football community.” White comes to Sherman from Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama where he served in the same role since 2017.
Speaking about his move to Sherman, Coach White says, “Austin College is a tremendous product to get to sell. The type of young man who is attracted to a place like Austin College is always a driven and ambitious person, and it’s fun to get to know those types of people. I look forward to being able to take what we do here and sell it to prospective students all over Texas. To be associated with AC is exciting for me.”
“This is all about the experience for these kids,” he continued. “There’s an outcome here at AC that you don’t get at other places. It’s the best of both worlds: you’ll get to have an elite academic experience and a great football experience. We’re excited about what the future holds.”