July 25, 2006
Greeley, Colo. - Former Pepperdine standout golfer Brandon White was named the head women's golf coach at the University of Northern Colorado, it was announced on Monday.
White becomes just the second women's golf coach in program history, which dates back to 1994. He succeeds Jack Maughan who served as coach for 11 years but resigned to concentrate on his head wrestling coaching duties.
"I am very excited about this opportunity," White said. "I am looking forward to getting to be part of the university and athletic department at this exciting time with the move to Division I and the Big Sky Conference. It is a great opportunity for me to come in and make the women's golf team a first-class program."
White was a member of the Pepperdine men's golf team from 1998-2003 and helped the Waves capture four West Coast Conference (WCC) championships, advance to the NCAA Regional Championships four times and the NCAA Championships on two occasions (2000 and 2002). In 2002, Pepperdine finished eighth at the NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio.
During his rookie campaign, White was named the WCC's "Freshman of the Year" after finishing ninth at the 2000 WCC Championships.
White was a four-year letterwinner at Greeley Central High School in Greeley, Colorado where he set numerous school scoring records (including a career 73.4 scoring average) including the Colorado High School State record for scoring with a 10-under round of 62 at the Marianna Butte High School Invitational.
After completing PGA Qualifying School, White was a member of the Grey Goose/Gateway Tour from summer 2003 through winter 2005. During that time, White competed in over 40 professional events in Arizona and California.
Most recently White has worked as a professional caddy on the Grey Goose/Gateway Tour, the Canadian Tour and the Nationwide Tour.
White received his degree in business administration from Pepperdine in 2003.
The Northern Colorado women's golf team will begin its first year of Big Sky Conference competition in 2006-07.