The California Community College Men’s Basketball Coaches Association announced last week the induction of the late Joe White into the Hall of Fame class for 2019.
White was the head men’s basketball coach at Allan Hancock College from 1958-1962. In that five-year span, White guided the Bulldogs to a 138-29 record, an incredible .852 winning percentage.
From 1957-1982, White served as athletic director at Allan Hancock where the Bulldogs collected 44 team-sport titles during his tenure.
White is also known for bringing eventual football coaching legends John Madden and Ernie Zampese to campus in the early ’60s.
Even after his passing in 2001 at the age of 76, White’s legacy continues to live on within Allan Hancock athletics.
“His legacy is already cemented, quite honestly, even this Hall of Fame recognition is probably past due,” current Allan Hancock men’s basketball coach Tyson Aye said. “He is just deserving of it for what he’s done for Allan Hancock College. With the success of him as a coach and the success that his teams had as an athletic director, it’s pretty unparalleled to what he was able to accomplish.”
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on March 14 in Oxnard.