Chris White, who has coached at the high school, collegiate or professional level since 1993, has been named special teams coordinator for the UConn football team. White served as the senior quality control director of football research and special projects for the Huskies during the 2017 season.
White came to UConn from the University of Iowa where he was the special teams coordinator/running backs coach for four seasons. During his tenure with the Hawkeyes, White helped the team to four bowl appearances, including a berth in the 2016 Rose Bowl.
Prior to his stint in Iowa City, White was an assistant special teams coach for the Minnesota Vikings from 2009-12. He helped the Vikings win the 2009 NFC North Division Championship and Minnesota also earned a berth in a 2012 Wild Card game.
From 2000-08, White served in several capacities at Syracuse. He was the special teams coordinator/tight ends coach from 2000-03, the recruiting coordinator/tight ends coach from 2003-04 and the recruiting coordinator/wide receivers coach from 2005-08. The Orange defeated Kansas State in the 2001 Insight.com Bowl and won the Big East Championship in 2004.
The Groveland, Mass. native also spent time on staff at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo (defensive coordinator/linebackers/special teams coordinator) from 1999-00 and at UNLV (special teams coordinator/inside linebackers) from 1996-98.
A 1990 graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, White was a four-year starter for the football and baseball teams and went on to earn his master's degree in education from Syracuse in 1992.
After receiving his master's degree, White served as a graduate assistant/quarterbacks coach at Arkansas State from 1992-93 and as an assistant coach/quarterbacks for Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. from 1993-94.
From 1994-96, White was the head football coach at Bishop Manogue High School in Reno, Nev.
White resides in Tolland, Conn. with his wife, Angela and daughters Payton, 14, and Riley, 12.
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