Director of Women's Basketball Administration and Operations Willette White is in her seventh season on the University of Utah staff, bringing over 30 years of experience to the Utes.
White is responsible for all long-term and short-term projects that are essential to the program and the student-athlete experience at Utah, including organizing daily and weekly schedules, team travel and player management among other duties. She was an integral part for the women’s basketball program in the development of the $36 million Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility, which was completed in the fall of 2015.
White has plenty of experience around the Pac-12 Conference to share with her peers on the coaching staff. She spent three seasons at Oregon (2006-09) and seven seasons as associate head coach at UCLA, joining the staff in 1993. The highlight of her time in Westwood was the 1998-99 campaign, when the Bruins won the Pac-10 Conference championship and advanced to the national quarterfinals as a No. 3 seed.
White spent eight seasons at Washington prior to her stint at UCLA. During her time in Seattle, the Huskies compiled a 181-59 record (.754), won three conference titles, and reached the NCAA Tournament seven times. In 1990, the Huskies were conference co-champs, earned a top seed in the NCAA Mideast Region, finished with a school-record 28 wins, and were ranked third in the nation at the end of the year, for the team's highest ranking ever. The Huskies handed national champion Stanford its only loss of the season.
White also spent six seasons at the helm for the Northeastern Huskies form 2000-06, guiding the program's transition from the America East Conference to the Colonial Athletic Association.
White received a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Idaho in 1982 and went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in athletic administration from Ohio State in 1984.