Chris White is the founder and Executive Director of Rosati Leadership Academy. Prior to RLA, White was head Women’s Soccer coach at Chowan University, where he revitalized the program both on the field, taking the team from 12 losses to 12 wins and dramatically improving both team GPA and community service participation. Prior to Chowan, White served as an assistant coach at top Division I women’s soccer programs including Duke University, Univ. of Miami (FL), Colgate University and Amherst College. He has been on multiple Olympic Development Program (ODP) regional and state coaching staffs and regularly coaches at premier ACC, Big East and Big10 soccer camps including UNC, Duke, Villanova, Penn State, Ohio State and (former National Team Head Coach Tony Dicicco’s) SoccerPlus. He has studied the beautiful game with some of the top clubs in La Liga, as well as programming and player development in Medellin, Colombia. White has developed and coached dozens of players that have gone on to earn full scholarships, All-American honors, play professionally both in the States and internationally, and his coaching lineage includes multiple current assistant and head coaches at all levels nationally and internationally, including almost two decades of experience with Anson Dorrance’s UNC camps. A 1996 graduate of Colgate University, White was a four-year member of the men’s soccer team earning All-Patriot League and NSCAA Regional All-America honors as a goalkeeper. After earning his BA in Sociology and Anthropology at Colgate, he went on to play overseas. White subsequently received an MS in environmental science from the Univ. of Manchester (UK), and an MS in Ecology from The University of North Carolina. He also holds an NSCAA Premier Coaching Diploma and NSCAA Adv. National Goal-Keeping Diploma. White has been a classroom educator and advocate for alternative education programs for over a decade including teaching History at Waterville HS in Maine, and Science at South Bronx HS in New York City where he created a 10-day summer wilderness immersion leadership experience for students on the Colorado River. Most recently he served as an alternative education program director at Lewiston Middle School in Maine. Additionally, he spent 2 years as an Outward-Bound guide in Romania and was a whitewater rafting guide in Maine.
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