Young rising coaching star has the Big A-Train humming
We will be perfectly honest. When we first heard Anthony White was going to take the head coaching position at Atherton High we strongly advised against it. Who wins at Atherton? The last coach we heard of having success with the Ravens club was a guy named Dan Goble, a recent KHSAA Hall of Fame inductee, and Goble was there when the club (then the “Rebels”) went 9-1 in 1973. That was a half century ago. Anthony didn’t listen to us, and thank goodness he didn’t, because he has Atherton breathing rarified air for that program and playing for a Regional Championship at home tonight.HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball
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Today we honor a coach many, around the commonwealth, questioned when it was learned he had accepted the head coaching position at Louisville’s Atherton High. Since then, he has done nothing but win. He has his “Ravens” sitting at 11-1 awaiting the Owensboro Red-Devils for tonight’s Regional Championship. This GLFCA ’23, Coach of the Year recipient has proven himself to be one of the true up and coming stars in the football coaching fraternity around the Derby City. Today we honor Anthony “Nino” White from Louisville, Kentucky’s Atherton High.
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Anthony White took over the Atherton program with it coming off a 4-6 mark and missing the playoffs in Kenneth Walker’s last season (2018). Since then, it has been a slow build, but the Ravens have progressed every year since White’s hire.
Atherton has steadily progressed every year White has been there. Atherton was 5-6 in 2019, only played 6-games in the pandemic shortened ’20 season, went 6-6 in 21, went 7-5 in ’22 and is 11-1 so far this season.
In five seasons, or 4.5 seasons however you wish to count the 6-game ’20 season, Coach White has won 30 games against 23-losses. That is a winning percentage of nearly 57% at a school which has struggled much of its history to win football games; particularly in the decade or so leading up to White’s hire.
All along the way, White has done it without short-cuts, demanding exemplary conduct from his team and staff, and representing his school system and program with professionalism while demanding high achievement. White was awarded this year’s Greater Louisville Football Coach’s Association 2023 Coach of the Year.
Talk about a well deserved honor. This could well have been a one-horse race with everything White did this year on the Atherton sideline.
Anthony White has really grown the brand “the Big A-Train,” and his efforts are well deserving of this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our friends at Independence Bank.
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