– Georgetown University Softball Head Coach Pat Conlan
has named Monique White
the new assistant coach for the 2018-19 season. White has over nine years of coaching experience and played professionally overseas. She will be joining the coaching ranks following an impressive career and will assist Conlan in all aspects of the program.
"I am thrilled to have Monique join our program," said Conlan. "She brings incredible energy, knowledge of the game and experience. She is a versatile coach who will lead the hitters and infielders. I cannot wait to see the impact that she has on our student-athletes."
White comes to the Hilltop from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) where she served as the assistant coach from 2014-18. White supported a program that finished each season with a winning record since she joined the coaching staff. While coaching the Eagles, she monitored the team's academic success, which resulted in a team GPA above 3.10 at the end of each school year.
White played collegiate softball at Daytona State College (DSC) from 2004-06 before finishing her career at Florida International University from 2006-08. While at DSC, she was a two-time all-conference selection while also earning player of the year and best defensive player accolades. At FIU, White was a two-time All-Sun Belt selection and was named the Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year in 2007. She still stands atop the FIU all-time leaderboard for home runs in a single season with 17 in 2008; for her career, she hit .351 with 31 home runs in two seasons, both of which rank second in school history.
After graduating from FIU, White played internationally for one season with the Gryphons in Rosmalen, Netherlands.
After her playing career, White served as an instructor with Game On Softball in Jacksonville and took over the softball program at Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville in 2010. In 2011, White was named an assistant coach at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She returned to Jacksonville in 2012 to work as the assistant coach at Fletcher High School for two seasons.
White served as the head coach for the Swedish Softball Federation in Stockholm, Sweden from 2012-14 and led the team to its first gold medal in the 15-year club history as the Swedish Championship Winner. She was also selected to serve as the Swedish National team assistant softball coach in 2013 and helped Sweden place seventh out of 19 teams at the European Softball Championships.
White received her Associate of Arts in communications from DSC and a Bachelor of Science in journalism with a minor in marketing from FIU. She completed her master's degree in leadership from Embry-Riddle in December 2016.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity to work alongside Coach Pat at such a prestigious university," said White. "Georgetown has a well-respected reputation for not only producing on the field, but also attracting the highest quality student-athletes. I'm honored to be a part of this tradition and look forward to enjoying the process of furthering the success of the program."