SOURCE: DB coach White leaving WKU for assistant job at UConn

Zach Greenwell

The coaching carousel apparently hasn’t stopped spinning just yet for WKU football.

A source with knowledge of the situation told the Herald Friday that defensive backs coach Clayton White has resigned to accept an assistant coaching position at the University of Connecticut.

White came to WKU last year with Head Coach Willie Taggart from Stanford, where he also served as defensive backs coach.

White worked with a Topper secondary that often started three freshmen in 2010, and WKU’s defense finished the season ranked 36th in the nation in pass defense.

Connecticut hired Paul Pasqualoni as its head coach on Jan. 13 after Randy Edsall left to take the same job at Maryland.

Although the Huskies haven’t officially announced White or his role with the team, their preliminary 2011 roster indicates they’ve filled every defensive coaching position except a linebackers coach.

White was a three-year starter at linebacker at North Carolina State, then played three seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

White’s departure is WKU’s second coaching loss of the offseason, following former defensive coordinator Clint Bowen’s move to North Texas in December.

Lance Guidry was introduced as the Toppers’ new DC on Feb. 4. reported that same day that White was one of the final four candidates considered for the top defensive position before Guidry was selected.

The Herald’s source said Friday that Taggart hasn’t set a specific timetable for hiring a new defensive backs coach.