Few people will notice tonight when he buses his Panthers girls basketball team to sixth-ranked Clovis, where he has no business playing.
But this is what he does; this is what he has always done, matching 950-student Corcoran against larger schools to better prepare the Panthers for the postseason.
This is perhaps White’s leanest year, talent wise, in a 19-year career that has delivered a 408-149 record — third in section girls hoops history only to Karen Wood (443-157) and Glen Hager (432-166), who remains at Stockdale.
Corcoran’s 4-9 record this season includes losses to larger schools Hanford West (66-39), Buchanan (47-15), Sunnyside (43-11) and Lemoore (58-43).
White’s 10 section titles are a record — for boys or girls — in section basketball, according to historian Bob Barnett. And White has also won 15 league championships.
This success caused the section’s CIF, in its ongoing “competitive equity” mission, to bump up the Panthers three years ago from Division IV to III.
They haven’t threatened for a section title since. And who would expect them to, competing against many schools double their enrollment?
Yet that hasn’t deterred White from marching forward with all the aggression he always had.
Gotta hand it to him — and few people have.