Scott White just finished his fifth season at San Jose State University. In 2022, he continues coaching the linebackers and served as special teams coordinator.
In 2022, linebacker Kyle Harmon led the team with 102 tackles in only 12 games and was named All-Mountain West First Team. Defensively, the Spartans led the Mountain West in sacks with 39 while playing in a conference low 12 games and finished fifth in the nation averaging 3.27 sacks per game. SJSU also finished averaging 7.4 tackles for loss per game which led the Mountain West and was good for eighth in the country.
White first joined the Spartans in 2018 as a football staff analyst. For the 2019 season, he was promoted to linebackers coach. He added the duties of special teams coordinator in 2020.
White was one of 59 nominees for the annual Broyles Award in 2021 recognizing the top NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Division I assistant coach.
In 2021, White coached an inside linebacker group led by Kyle Harmon who led the country in total tackles (121) and was fourth nationally in tackles per game (11.0). In four of the team's first 11 games, San Jose State limited the opposition to less than 100 rushing yards. Opponents have rushed for eight touchdowns, 12th best among FBS teams and second fewest in the 12-team Mountain West.
As the special teams coordinator in 2021, San Jose State was tied for fourth nationally with four blocked kicks (combined field goal and point after touchdown attempts) and is tied for 12th in total blocks (combined blocked kicks plus punts blocked) with five. The Spartans' punt return coverage ranked 14th allowing only 3.36 yards per return. Opponents attempted to return just 11 of 63 punts that season and no return was longer than 15 yards. San Jose State ranked second in the Mountain West and 34th nationally in kickoff return coverage and was 33rd in net punting averaging 41.27 yards per punt. Punter Will Hart had a 44.1 yard per punt average prior to the November 25 regular-season finale hosting Fresno State.
Since taking over the linebackers, Ethan Aguayo was a 2019 second-team All-Mountain West selection and returning starter Kyle Harmon was a 2020 and 2021 first-team All-Mountain West pick.
He coached some of the nation's top linebackers at UCLA. Eric Kendricks, a 2019 first-team All-Pro with the Minnesota Vikings, was the 2014 Butkus Award and Lott Impact Trophy winner. In 2013, current Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack became the first player in Pac-12 Conference history to be named the conference's "Freshman of the Year" on offense and defense. Anthony Barr, the Minnesota Vikings' 2014 first-round draft choice, was a first-team All-America and finalist for the 2013 Butkus Award.
As a special teams coordinator, he oversaw the growth of UCLA kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn, the 2015 Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicking Award winner and current placekicker for the Houston Texans.
Was a four-year starter on the 2003 through 2006 University of Washington teams. He was a team captain and second-team All-Pac 10 Conference linebacker as a senior.
- 247Sports Pac-12 Recruiter of the Year (2016)
- Rivals.com National Top-25 Recruiters (2016)
- Special teams coordinator and linebackers coach at UCLA (2014-17)
- Linebackers coach at UCLA (2013)
- Quality control coach at UCLA (2011-12)
- Palomar College assistant coach (2010)
- Central Washington University assistant coach (2009)
- The CWU Wildcats posted a 12-1 win-loss record, were No. 1 in scoring defense, No. 3 in rushing defense and No. 4 in passing defense among all NCAA Division II schools.
- Seattle (Wash.) Prep High linebackers coach (2007-08)
- Graduated from the University of Washington (2006)
|Scott White facts|
|Born in San Diego, Calif.|
|2020-21 San Jose State University linebackers coach/
special teams coordinator
|2019 San Jose State University linebackers coach|
|2018 San Jose State University football analyst|
|2015-17 UCLA linebackers/special teams coach|
|2011-14 UCLA quality control defense/special teams|
|2010 Palomar College assistant coach|
|2009 Central Washington University assistant coach|
|2007-08 Seattle (Wash.) Prep High linebackers coach|
|2022 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl|
|2020 Offerpad Arizona Bowl|
|2017 Cactus Bowl|
|2015 Valero Alamo Bowl|
|2013 Hyundai Sun Bowl|
|2012 Holiday Bowl|
|2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl|
|2009 NCAA Division II playoffs|
|2002 Sun Bowl (player)|
|They played for
|Player, School, Position||College Honors||In the Pros|
|Anthony Barr, UCLA, LB||2013 1st team All-America||Minnesota Vikings LB|
|Myles Jack, UCLA, LB||2013 Pac-12 Conference Offensive and Defensive Freshman of the Year||Jacksonville Jaguars LB|
|Eric Kendricks, UCLA, LB||2014 Butkus Award and Lott Impact Trophy winner||Minnesota Vikings LB|
|Jordan Zuwalt, UCLA, LB||2014 Senior Bowl||2013 Pittsburgh Steelers 6th round draft choice|
|Kenny Young, UCLA, LB||2017 1st team All-Pac 12||Los Angeles Rams LB|
|Jayon Brown, UCLA, LB||2016 1st team All-Pac 12||Tennessee Titans LB|
|Aaron Wallace, UCLA, LB||2015 honorable mention All-Pac 12||2016 Tennessee Titans 7th round draft choice;
Cincinnati Bengals practice squad
|Ka'imi Fairbairn, UCLA, PK||2015 Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicking Award winner||Houston Texans PK|
|Adam Bighill, Central Washington, LB||2009 second team All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference||2015 & 2018 CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player; Winnipeg Blue Bombers LB|
|Cameron Judge, UCLA, LB||2015 team co-captain||2nd overall pick in the 2017 CFL Draft; Saskatchewan Roughriders LB|