MADISON, W.Va – Greg White spoke Tuesday, October 25 to the students and staff at Scott High School.
White is a native of the small coalfield community of Mullens, W.Va.
According to White’s website he has had an impressive basketball coaching career.
He has coached at University of Pikeville as head coach, Marshall University as assistant coach and head coach, twice at the University of Charleston as head coach and assistant coach at UCLA.
White said, “When you are a coach you have to give a lot of talks; go, fight, win speeches for the university.”
“I started speaking when I was fresh out of college and I have been speaking ever since,” said White. “The talks I do now I do all over the world. I do a lot of colleges, a lot of corporate events and some high schools.”
During White’s talk with the students of Scott High School he showed them a few basketball tricks which really seemed to make them focus on him and what he was talking about.
During these tricks he included a few of the high school students.
White’s basketball tricks included spinning the basketball on the end of a pen, on the corner of a book among several other common items.
White talked about five specific things when he addressed the students and staff of Scott High School. According to White they are the “5 C”s,” which are communication, costume, character, challenge and choices.
According to White a few things he encourages most is for students to have goals and understand what goals are. They should find their passion and chase their dreams whatever that may be.
White said, “Nothing is easy about being successful, it’s a lot of hard work.”
Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661 or [email protected]