Former Northeast Guilford and Bishop McGuinness assistant football coach and former GreensboroSports Radio broadcaster Marlon White, as of tonight, is the new head football coach in Jacksonville, Florida

Posted by Andy Durham on January 23, 2020 at 10:55 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

This guy was broadcasting high school basketball last season here on GreensboroSports Radio and GreensboroSports.com…He worked alongside Kris Walser and they carried you on the Southwest Guilford Cowboys’ Championship Trail, as SWG claimed the 2019 NCHSAA 4-A State Championship, with the Langley Twins, Christian Martin, Miles Taylor, Guy Shaver, Greg Valzny and all of those Cowboys who won a big game in Hickory, at Lenoir-Rhyne Univesity, where SWG defeated Wendell Moore and Cox Mill by a very wide margin and then SWG did it again, when the Cowboys topped Burlington Williams, by a comfortable total, in the State Title game, inside the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill…Kris and his crew with Hillary manning the controls, supporting Kris Walser and Marlon White calling all of the action of the SWG’s Cowboys bringing home the hardware…SWG also took the NCHSAA basketball title, the 4-A version, back in 2017….

Kris Walser and Marlon White were there making basketball listenable, fun, and enjoyable on GreensboroSports Radio, and Marlon White has football on his mind tonight…

Here is where Marlon White is tonight, and you won’t believe the site, he’s all the way down in Jacksonville, Florida…And tonight, Marlon White, the assistant coach for the Northeast Guilford Rams and the former assistant football coach for the Villains, of Bishop McGuinness, Marlon White is the new head football coach at Ribault High School, in Jacksonville, Florida…

Hey Kris Walser, let’s check in on your old high school broadcasting partner, Marlon White…..

**********Here is the word on the Marlon White’s move to Florida, from TV News4/(WJXT) in Jacksonville, Florida….**********
from Justin Barney…..….Justin Barney is considered one of the top, if not the top sports reporter, in the state of Florida….
Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.

CLICK HERE to see Ribault High School head football coach Marlon White, as he meets the fans in Jacksonville, Florida…..

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Marlon White is still learning his way around town, but he’s already gotten his most important set of directions.

Beat Raines.

The new head football coach at Ribault was introduced to the team on Thursday night, complete with cheerleaders, players and former Ribault players and coaches looking on.

“I know about the Northwest Classic. I read about it,” White said of the annual clash with the Vikings. “But not about the area. I’m still learning.”

White is a newcomer to the area, a South Carolina native who spent time in the Air Force before retiring and segueing into coaching full-time. Most of White’s time since leaving the service has come as a coordinator at a handful of schools in North Carolina.

In the last six years, White has been the co-offensive coordinator at Eastern Wayne High School in Goldsboro, NC, the defensive coordinator at Northeast Guilford in McLeansville, NC and Bishop McGuinness in Kernersville, NC. Most recently, White was coaching at Atkins High School in Winston-Salem, NC.

Stability is something that White said that he hopes to bring to the program, something that he mentioned when asked by former girls basketball coach Al Austin, about his long term vision for Ribault.

It starts with building trust and smoothing over turbulence from 2018-19 that dinged the program.

In 2018, its helmets were delayed being shipped prior to the season opener due to an unpaid bill of more than $14,000. The issue was eventually resolved.

Last year, Ribault head coach Kelvin Smith was abruptly removed from that position in early August to an internal Duval County Public Schools Investigation that remains open.

Lin Shell was named the interim coach and led Ribault to a 4-5 record, although the Trojans missed the postseason for the first time in four years.

White said that he’s heard about the ups and downs the past two seasons and wants to be the leader to build trust, and a foundation, for the program.

“I empathize with the kids simply because of what happened. They’ve had a transition two years in a row,” White said. “It’s kind of hard for kids to build that trust back up. I want to come here, stabilize the program and get the kids back on track, get the program right back where it needs to be.”


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