Harold White Stands as a Pioneer for Gamecock Football/Athletics

Most of Harold White’s nearly four decades in the South Carolina Athletics Department were spent as an academic advisor or administrator, but nearly everyone who knows him, still addresses the man as “Coach.” Retired since 2007, White became South Carolina’s first African-American coach when he was hired by former head football coach Paul Dietzel as a graduate assistant in 1971 at the age of 31.

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