Mullen picks alum Vincent White as its next football coach

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Mullen has named Vincent White, a legendary alum of the school, as its next football coach.

The school announced the hire on its site on Wednesday.

"Mullen High School is excited," Mullen athletic director Vince Massey told the site. "We welcome Vincent back home with open arms and are excited to move forward with him at the helm. His accomplishments in the sport of football speak for themselves."

White, a 1979 graduate of Mullen, helped the Mustangs win the Class 3A title as a senior in 1978, the school's first football championship. He went on to play at Stanford from 1979-82 — with John Elway as a teammate — where he was an All-Pac-10 selection, and honorable mention All-American. White also spent three seasons in the USFL.

Vincent White. (Photo: Delaware State athletics)

"Sometimes you know when the timing is right ... I always talked about (coming home)," White told the site.

White has been coaching football since the mid-1980s, and was most recently the associate head coach and offensive coordinator at Delaware State, a Division I FCS program. He last coached on the high school level as the running backs coach at Rangeview in 1985.

White has coached all over the country, including time at Maryland, SMU, Pittsburgh, Arizona State, Utah and New Mexico. He was the head coach at St. Mary's (Calif.) in 2003.

He takes over a Mullen program that went 5-6 last season, and reached the Class 5A playoffs. Former coach Tom Thenell resigned in January after six seasons heading the program. Thenell was 34-31 in his time at Mullen.

White and Thenell were teammates on the 1978 Mullen team.

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