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Clay White
Clay  White

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Humboldt State


06/23/2016

Pirates Release 2016 Fall Schedule

Seton Hall will play in five tournaments this fall starting with the Gimmler Invitational, Sept. 10-11.

01/04/2016

Seton Hall Announces Spring Schedule

The Pirates will play five tournaments this spring, including the 2016 BIG EAST Championship.

09/28/2015

Clay White Volunteers to Build Homes in Guatemala

For a week in each of the last two summers, Clay and his wife Kelly, have helped those in need.

06/08/2015

Seton Hall Announces Fall Schedule

The Pirates will play in five tournaments including a title defense attempt at the Navy Fall Classic.

04/24/2015

MGolf Heads to the BIG EAST Championship

The third-seeded Pirates will face eight other conference schools for three rounds at Callawassie Island in S.C.

Phone: (973) 275-2935
E-mail: clay.white@shu.edu

Clay White is entering his 13th season as the Seton Hall head men's golf coach, overseeing all aspects of the golf program, including instruction, scheduling practices and events, and supervising the academic progress of his student-athletes.

Last year, White enjoyed seeing his first golfer compete in the NCAA Regionals.  Junior Lloyd Jefferson Go won the BIG EAST individual championship and received an automatic qualfier to the NCAA Kohler Regional.  White assisted Go through a record-breaking year, which saw the Philippines native average a program-record 71.67 strokes per round and become BIG EAST Player of the Year.  White also welcomed a pair of impact newcomers, Gen Nagai and Chris Yeom, who became immediate lineup regulars.

In 2014, bolstered by the addition of transfer Ryan Snouffer, White's Pirates finished in the top-10 in all 11 of their tournaments, and posted seven, top-5 finishes. The highlight of the year came with a victory at the Navy Fall Classic, the program's first win since 2012. Both Snouffer and Kevin O'Brien shot under par for the tournament to lead The Hall to victory. Seton Hall's collective stroke average improved for a second straight year, dipping under 297, and the Pirates improved their BIG EAST ranking for a second straight year, finishing fourth in the conference's premiere event.

In 2013, White recruited Go, who took the BIG EAST by storm as a freshman. Go was unanimously named BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, while shooting under par in four tournaments. White and Go helped lead the Pirates to eight, top-10 finishes, including a second place showing at the highly competitive Rutherford Intercollegiate.

In 2011, White's Pirates notched seven top-10 finishes and four top-five finishes. Adding to Seton Hall's depth, White recruited junior college transfer John Dawson Neufeld, who, in his second career tournament, won the Rutgers Invitational. White also helped mentor Brandon Park, who made his second straight All-BIG EAST Team.

White's Pirates were competitive again In 2010, finishing fourth at the BIG EAST Championship, marking the third straight year that Seton Hall has finished in the conference's top-third. As a team, the Pirates ended the three-round event just four strokes behind Georgetown, the team champion. Overall, Seton Hall recorded eight top-10 and five top-5 finishes out of 10 tournaments during the 2009-10 academic year.

Showing a strong recruiting prowess, White countered the loss of graduate John Zur by bringing in impact freshman Brandon Park. The Weston, Fla. native went on to lead the team with the lowest stroke average and was named 2010 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year.

In 2009, White guided the Pirates to their second consecutive third place finish at the BIG EAST Championship, their highest finishes since they won the event in 2000. Overall, White led Seton Hall to six top-5 finishes for a third straight year. At the Towson University Invitational, a tournament in which the Pirates placed third, Seton Hall fired a 6-under-par, 282, in the second round. The score is the lowest for a Pirates' team single-round in over three years (March 9, 2007). 2009 also brought White his first all-conference performer. Senior John Zur was named to the BIG EAST All-Conference team following his 5-under-par, 211, fifth place finish at the conference championship.

The fall of 2008 was one of the most successful single-seasons in Seton Hall golf history as White coached the Pirates to victories at the Rutgers Invitational and Scotty Duncan Memorial Invitational and a second place finish at the Big-5 Classic.

Concerned with the overall maturation of the student-athlete, White has made it a priority of the program to continue to excel academically as well as athletically. Under his watch, the golf program has honored a BIG EAST Academic All-Star 52 times and has seen nine Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars, two CoSIDA Academic All-District selections and two BIG EAST Team Academic Excellence Awards.

When White joined the Pirates' athletics staff, he was appointed as the equipment manager for Seton Hall's varsity teams, a position he held until August 2014, in addition to his coaching duties. He came to Seton Hall after a two-year stint as the assistant director of equipment at Ohio University.

During White's time in Athens, he served as the head girl's volleyball coach of the Ohio Juniors Volleyball Club 14-and-under team, just one of many coaching positions White has held during his career. His experiences encompass a variety of sports, including golf, softball and volleyball.

White got his start in coaching at Humboldt State University, where he was the assistant women's softball coach from 1993-95 and the assistant volleyball coach from 1995-97. In December of 1997, he assumed the role of assistant athletic equipment manager at Humboldt State, and served in that capacity until 2000. While performing the duties of assistant athletic equipment manager, White also was the head coach of the volleyball team at the College of the Redwoods from 1997-00, as well as a golf shop assistant at Baywood Golf and Country Club from 1998-00.

A 1995 graduate of Humboldt State with a bachelor's degree in physical education with an emphasis in teaching and coaching, White was a letterwinner in golf at the College of the Redwoods. White and his wife Kelli reside in Basking Ridge, N.J.