Former head coach of the Sparkman High football program has taken a new position at the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering High School. Laron White is the new Wellness Instructor for the school located on Wynn Drive in Huntsville. Photo Contributed

Laron White Takes New Job; Former Sparkman Coach Remains In Physical Education

HUNTSVILLE- The carousel of jobs continues to swirl for Laron White. After retiring from Sparkman High earlier this year as an educator and head coach of the school’s football program for the last six years, the 49-year old White has been named the new Wellness Instructor at the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering (ASCTE) in Huntsville.

“I’ll be working part-time and that will allow me to travel more and, of course, play more golf,” said White, upon his being named in his new position at the school located on Wynn Drive in Huntsville, which is part of Cummings Research Park.

The ASCTE is the nation’s only high school focused on the integration of cyber technology and engineering into all academic disciplines and is regarded as a magnet high school serving students throughout the state of Alabama and where tuition is free.

White played football at Courtland High where he was an All-State lineman playing for his father, the Hall of Fame coach Louis White, and went on to play for the Crimson Tide of Alabama and earned his degree in Physical Education. After getting into the teaching and coaching profession he spent 14 seasons at Tanner High where he posted a 148-30 overall record, made the state playoffs in each of the 14 seasons and his teams won back-to-back State Championships in 2012-2013. At Sparkman for six seasons beginning in 2018, White earned a 34-30 record. His younger brother, Kelvis, is the head coach of Sparkman’s archrival Bob Jones.

“I’m excited about this new job, which I will start in August,” said White. “I’m officially retired and will be working as a contractor on this new position where we’ll have around 200 students with about 100 staying on campus. This is a low-keyed location and I liked the idea when this first came up in conversation with Matt Massey, President of ASCTE.”

White is glad to be back at work after having some time off the last couple of months. He said he played a lot of golf and worked on his game including dropping his handicap to a 14 from a 22 in about five weeks.

White and his wife, Kathy, who works for the Decatur City Schools System, have three sons. White said upon his recent retirement, “It’s time to hang up my coach’s whistle.”

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