Meet The Men’s Tennis Coach
Dale White, former assistant tennis coach, starts his second seasonas head coach of the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. He will also serve as an academic support counselor.
White has been at ABAC since August 2008 where he served as the men’s and women’s assistant tennis coach and physical education instructor. White assisted as the men’s team finished the 2012-13 season ranked 9th in the country with Oliver Snaider All-American in singles and doubles and Ricky Symanski All-American in doubles. The fillies finished the year ranked 16th in the country.
“I am excited to move into the head coach position having been here five years as the assistant,” White said. “It will be a great opportunity for me to become the coach of one of the top junior college programs in the country and work to bring a national championship back to ABAC.”
White, originally from Boston, England, came to the U.S. when he was eighteen to play tennis at Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU). He played four years at AASU from 2001-2005, where he achieved All-American honors three of his four years. He was National Doubles Champion in fall of his senior year. White continued his education at Georgia Southern University (GSU) to earn a master’s degree in Sports Psychology. He spent two years at GSU between 2006-2008, where he also taught PE classes and was the assistant coach for the men’s tennis team.
As an academic support counselor, White will assist and guide students through all areas of the academic process. This includes various processes from acceptance through graduation.
Alan Kramer, former coach of the ABAC tennis teams, will be missed as head coach, but he will continue at Athletic Director.
“Dale has excelled as assistant coach and will do great as he takes the reins’ Kramer said. “I am excited about my new responsibilities at ABAC and look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.”