White joins the Green Terror staff in 2016 as defensive coordindator after spending last season at Rutgers.
White comes to McDaniel with eight years of collegiate coaching experience, including two seasons at the Division I level. In addition to serving as the defensive backs assistant and player development coach at Rutgers last season, White also coached the 2008 season at his alma mater, Iona.
At Iona, he worked with the wide receivers - a position he knew well. White was an All-MAAC first-team performer and team captain in 2007, leading the Gaels in receptions (49) and yards (610). He also scored six touchdowns that season.
Between his stops at Division I, he spent six seasons with ASA College, including the final four as defensive coordinator. White helped lead the Avengers to three straight conference championship games. His 2014 defensive squad finished the season ranked seventh in NJCAA in total defense and fifth in rushing yards allowed per game. The unit was also 14th in pass defense and seventh in scoring defense.
His 2013 ASA defense keyed a Northeast Conference championship and Carrier Dome Bowl win. The Avengers led the nation in scoring defense (9.1 ppg) and second in total defense.
In 2012, the defense was tops in the NJCAA, including allowing a scant 38.1 rushing yards per game. His pass defense allowed just 100 yards per game. The squad won its first conference crown and first bowl appearnace before ending the season ranked fifth in the NJCAA final poll.
While at ASA, White mentored 24 all-conference performers, six All-Americans and the 2009 National Junior College Player of the Year.
A Maryland native, White was a four-year letterwinner in basketball and three-year varsity starter in football. A captain and All-Prince Georges County first-team selection, he played in the County All-Star game in 2004 before going on to Hudson Valley Community College. While there, he was a two-time all-conference performer and team captain.
Amakihe joins the Green Terror staff after spending 2017 as an assistant at SUNY Cortland.
While with the Red Dragons, he worked with the team’s tight ends as well as serving as a strength and conditioning coach for the program.
Prior to Cortland, Amakihe coached at Jamestown High School in Williamsburg, Va., where he coached linebackers and defensive backs and led the strength and conditioning program during the 2016-17 school year.
An alumnus of William and Mary, Amakihe played as a linebacker and defensive end for the Division I Tribe during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. The Manalapan, N.J. native is a 2009 alumnus of Freehold Township High School, where he competed in football, basketball and track and field.