Bob WhiteHead Volleyball Coach
Alma Mater: Pensacola Christian 90'/PBA 04'
Office Phone: (561) 803-2528
Bob White begins his eighth season as the head volleyball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2012.
He has spent the past 10 years with the University serving in a variety of different capacities including head volleyball coach, Director of Athletics and Assistant Athletic Director.
The 2011 season saw Coach White lead his team to a number of individual and team milestones including the programs first-ever NCAA Regional ranking. His squad also tallied their second-straight NCCAA National Tournament Final Four finish while eclipsing the 30 win mark for the first time since 2006 and concluding the season with an outstanding overall record of 30-5.
White tallied his 200th career win as the Sailfish head coach on October 8th, 2011 when his team defeated Davis & Elkins College as part of the annual Pepsi Bash at the Beach Tournament. White also earned NCCAA Regional Coach of the Year honors for an eighth time as the Sailfish hosted the Regional Championship at the Rubin Arena.
Coach White also had the privilege of coaching junior Mariela Quesada to her second straight NCCAA National Player of the Year honor in 2011 while also being named for a second time as the NCCAA National Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
After a three season absence as head coach of the PBA volleyball program from 2007-2009 to focus solely on his duties as Director of Athletics, White returned to the Sailfish sidelines as head volleyball coach in December of 2009.
Back on the bench for the 2010 season, White picked up where he left off by leading the Sailfish volleyball team back to the NCCAA National Tournament for the first-time since 2007. After a combined 23 wins the previous two seasons, Coach White led the team to a solid 26-11 record in 2010 while seeing the team claim the NCCAA South Region Championship and make it all the way to the NCCAA Final Four in Kissimmee, Florida.
White joined the Palm Beach Atlantic University Athletic Department in March 2002 as the head volleyball coach and assistant athletic director for facilities and compliance, and moved into the athletic director’s role in 2004.
White came to PBA from Tennessee Temple University, where he turned the Crusader’s volleyball program around and finished his final season at 36-6.
During his coaching tenure with the Sailfish, White has compiled a 215-59 (.785 winning percentage) overall record, including seven National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) regional championships and a national championship in 2004. Over this impressive seven season span, White has become the all-time PBA volleyball coaching leader in winning percentage including averaging over 30 wins a season.
As an administrator, White played a key role in the athletic department’s transition to membership in the NCAA Division II from the NAIA as well as the hiring of all new athletic staff members.
A Maryland native, White graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 1990 while earning his master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from PBA in 2004.
White has also been integral in PBA athletics taking part in many sports missions trips during his tenure at PBA. Working with Go All Sports Missions/Score International, White has traveled to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Bolivia with different sports teams.
Much in part to his previous volleyball relationships in Costa Rica, White was honored during the summer of 2009 when he was asked to be an assistant coach for the Costa Rica National Team as they competed in the FIVB World Championship qualifying tournament.
In May 2008, White had the distinct honor of being inducted into the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Hall of Fame for his service and success as a collegiate volleyball coach. In November 2008, White was inducted into a Hall of Fame for the second time as he was named the first-ever coach inducted into the PBA Sports Hall of Fame.
White and his wife Robin, have two children, Robbe and Lauryn. The family resides in Palm Beach Gardens.