UPDATED 6:46 P.M.
Temple City High School made an offer to Anthony White on Friday and he accepted the head football coaching position after a 25-minute meeting Monday afternoon, according to reliable sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because White’s hiring needs final approval by the Temple City Unified School Board at a Wednesday night meeting.
According to sources, White met with Karen Reed, assistant superintendent of personnel, at the Temple City Unified School District offices Monday. White will finish the year teaching at Rosemead High until June. He’s expected to meet the team Thursday and start the offseason program Monday.
White has a B.S. in political science and organizational communication and a master’s degree in multi-cultural education from National University, according to documents obtained by the Star-News. White also was the president of the Associated Student Body at the University of Utah.
White was an integral part of the Rosemead coaching staff this past season when the Panthers won the Mission Valley League title and reached the CIF-Southern Section Mid-Valley Division championship game. He coached a total of three seasons at Rosemead and had coaching stints at Hacienda Heights Wilson and Pasadena City College last year. He graduated from Utah and played every game at strong safety for the Utes.
“He’ll bring a hard work ethic,” Rosemead coach Matt Koffler said. “He’ll bring a lot of energy, he’ll bring a lot of experience and he’ll bring what he learned from Utah.
“He did a great job for me. and I know he’ll solidify a nice staff. He’ll work hard to keep Temple City going.”
White, 27, graduated from Rosemead High and won the Wendy’s National High School Heisman his senior year. He’ll have his hands full with spring football seemingly around the corner.
“That’s big,” Koffler said. “If you can relate to the players and get get every ounce of football out of them. (White’s) full of energy and that’s what you need. Temple City got a really good guy.”
Temple City High School officials could not be reached for comment.