Head baseball coach Brian Schmack announced the addition of Adam White to the Crusader coaching staff for the 2014-15 school year Wednesday. White spent the 2013-14 season with Oral Roberts. Prior to last season, White served as an assistant coach for three years with the Penn State Nittany Lions.
"Adam's experience in professional baseball coupled with his coaching background make him a perfect fit for our team. He understands the importance of hard work and his energy will help tremendously in the development of our student-athletes," Schmack said.
White fills the opening created after former assistant Mike Stalowy returned to his alma mater, Illinois State, as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
White will be responsible for outfielders and baserunning.
In 2013, White was the head coach for the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods Summer Collegiate League. While the manager, White was responsible for recruiting, hitting, base running and oversaw the team defense and pitching.
White served as an assistant coach for the Stark County Terriers of the Great Lakes Collegiate League in 2012, overseeing team hitting and coaching the outfielders. His hitters led the league in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage, home runs, hits and runs scored.
As a player, White was the 2006 Rookie of the Year at West Virginia after hitting .368, and was selected as a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball. An All-Big East pick, he hit .365 as a sophomore and was a 2007 National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American. Following his 2007 campaign, White was selected in the ninth round of the Major League Draft by the Cleveland Indians and reached the High A level during his professional career playing from 2007 to 2010.
While in the minor leagues, White stole 73 bases in three seasons, including 32 with Lake County in 2008.
A native of Philipsburg, Penn., White graduated from Penn State University in 2012 with a Bachelors of Education.