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Ted White
Position: Assistant Coach
Other Position: Assistant Coach (Recruiting Coordinator, Hitting/Third Base Coach)
Alma Mater: Louisiana-Monroe '02
Phone: 540-568-5510
Email: baseballdukes@jmu.edu
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Ted White finished his sixth season with the Diamond Dukes in 2013 after joining the JMU coaching staff as the second assistant coach in August of 2007, prior to the 2008 season.  He was rewarded heading into the 2013 season with a promotion to the top assistant spot.

McFarland said of White's promotion, "Ted White has been with the program for five years and, in that time, we have won two regular season titles and two tournament titles.  He was a big part of that success.  He has also been very active recruiting and even more so in the past two years.  He is ready for this and will do a great job as both the offensive coach and the recruiting coordinator."

In 2013, White steered the JMU offense to a No. 2 national ranking for scoring with 7.9 runs per game while also ranking fourth with a .318 batting average. Additionally, the Dukes were 30th with 623 hits, sixth with 2.33 doubles per game, sixth with 0.45 triples per game, 37th with 0.69 home runs per game and sixth with a .467 slugging percentage. Outfielder Chad Carroll led the pack ranking third in the CAA with a .389 average and second nationally with eight triples while earning All-CAA and All-Region honors.

Prior to his promotion to oversee the offense and recruiting, White's responsibilities included overseeing the catchers while also working with the pitchers and managing the bullpen.  His work with catchers reached a high point in 2011 as Jake Lowery captured the Johnny Bench Award as the nation's best catcher.  He led the nation in runs (80), RBIs (91) and total bases (200) while hitting 22 doubles, eight triples and 24 home runs to shatter the school record for extra-base hits (54).  Lowery, who was also named the National Hitter of the Year by CollegeBaseballInsider.com, was equally proficient defensively, ranking among national leaders for runners caught stealing (34) and caught stealing percentage (43%) while posting a .994 fielding percentage.

While the Dukes, who finished 42-19 and won both the regular season and tournament championships in the CAA, possessed one of the top offenses in the nation, they were led down the stretch by a dramatically-improved pitching staff.  The ERA stood as high as 6.88 on April 13 when the Dukes changed a few pitching roles and went 20-8 down the stretch.  The ERA over those final 28 games was 4.82, including a school record 30 consecutive scoreless innings over the final games of the regular season as well as a 2.00 ERA in three CAA Championship wins.

During the 2010 season, White helped the Dukes to a 30-23 mark and the CAA regular-season title.  He coached his first pitching All-American at JMU with Kevin Munson earning CAA Pitcher of the Year honors, the first ever awarded by the league, while also setting records for season and career saves to go along with one of the top five all-time ERAs at JMU.  Munson went on to be drafted in the fourth round by Arizona.  White also worked closely with catcher Jake Lowery, who earned Second Team All-CAA honors.

In 2009, he helped guide the Dukes to a winning record at 30-24 overall and 12-11 in the league.  The wins came despite losing two weekend starting pitchers to season-ending injuries before the first pitch while also losing a starting catcher nine games into the season.  JMU went on to rank 24th in the nation in strikeouts per nine innings (8.3) despite the injuries.

In his first season in 2008, JMU won its first CAA baseball championship with a 39-19 overall record.  The Dukes went 20-9 in the CAA for a second-place finish in the regular season and then ran through the tournament with a 4-0 mark.  JMU was the only team to find success on the pitching rubber in the four-day tournament in which offenses averaged over nine runs per game.  Over four games, the JMU staff, with White's supervision, allowed just 20 of the 182 runs scored in the tournament and featured three of the five starting pitchers to work at least seven innings.  The championship gave JMU the autobid to the NCAA Tournament, the school's first appearance since 2002.

White has held numerous posts during his coaching career.  He was an assistant coach with McNeese State University in Louisiana in 2007 where he worked with the pitchers and catchers and infield defense.  Prior to that, he was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh for the 2006 season.  He assisted head coach Joe Jordano with conditioning and educating pitchers, supervising the bullpen and throwing programs, and minotoring individual workout sessions.  White spent the 2005 season at Gulf Coast Community College in Florida, and he worked the 2003-04 seasons as an administrative assistant at Louisiana State University.  Closer to Harrisonburg, he also served as pitching coach for the Front Royal Cardinals in the Valley Baseball League in 2006.

As a player, White competed for Louisiana-Monroe from 1997-2002.  He was Second Team All-Conference as a catcher in the Southland Conference in 1999 and first team in 2000.  He switched to third base later in his career and was named Second Team All-Conference at third base as a senior.  White received his bachelor of science in general studies from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2002.

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