Marcus White, a former high school teammate of Brian Ross', enters his second season at Central. White spent the previous three seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Baptist Prep under Ross' leadership. He brings a wealth of state championship experience, having been a part of each of all three state title teams.
White was important to the Eagles' success during a stretch that also won two region championships and three conference championships, in addition to helping Baptist Prep become just the ninth team in Arkansas history to win three straight state titles. His active role in scouting opponents, individual player development, strength training and dieting, as well as providing in-game feedback to players contributed to the program's achievements during that span.
During Ross' first year at Central, White helped lay the foundation, leading the Tigers to a 17-11 overall record and state tournament appearance. He also assisted in player development as all five seniors went on to play college sports.
Alongside Ross, White is also a 2002 graduate of Arkansas Baptist High School where he was an All-Conference student-athlete in football and basketball. Outside of assisting the basketball program, White works full-time with homeless veterans for the Veteran Affairs.
He also started MW3 Training, providing elite-level basketball training to players from all over Arkansas. White works with players from elementary grades, to middle and high school, to college-level players. Most notably, White is the primary trainer for Issac McBride, a Kansas Jayhawk signee and former Baptist Prep standout.
White, 35, played college basketball at Central Baptist College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Counseling. After one season at the University of Central Arkansas, White transferred to CBC and was named to the All-Region and All-American teams. He held single season school records in scoring (731), steals (90) and set a record for points in a half with 30 against Harding University.
After playing two seasons professionally in Germany, he has continued to play for six seasons in the ABA and UBL leagues. His teams have won five UBL championships and he was named Finals MVP in 2014.