Back for his second tour of duty with the Hillsdale College track and cross country programs is R.P. White, who re-joined the coaching staff in August 2016.
Working on the Hillsdale College staff is a homecoming of sorts for White, who competed in track and cross country at Hillsdale High School from 2001-05. After his highly successful prep career, White joined the track and cross country teams at Eastern Michigan University, where he continued to rack up honors for his expertise in his sports.
He played a big part in the Eagles winning a total of eight MAC championships during his career, helping make EMU a dominant track/cross country program in the MAC. He was a team captain of EMU’s cross country team in his senior season.
In 2010-11, White served as a volunteer assistant coach for women’s cross country and track at Eastern Michigan. With White on the coaching staff instead of the track, he helped the Eagle women win the 2011 MAC Indoor Women’s Track championship, the first such title for the program in 10 years.
White graduated from Eastern Michigan with a degree in geography, to go along with a minor in earth science.