Mountaineers in the Pros
Los Angeles Chargers Hire WVU Legend Pat White as Offensive Assistant
West Virginia legend Pat White has received his biggest opportunity in his coaching career to this point as the Los Angeles Chargers have named him an offensive assistant.
The 36-year-old former West Virginia and NFL quarterback will join head coach Brandon Staley’s staff for this coming season. White spent last training camp with the Chargers as part of the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship.
we've named pat white an offensive assistant
— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) July 25, 2022
White’s coaching résumé most recently includes coaching quarterbacks at Campbell University this past spring. Throughout the post-playing career, White has also spent time at Alcorn State (2018-19), South Florida (2020) and Alabama State (2021). In White’s time at Alcorn State, he coached two different quarterbacks to earn Southwestern Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year recognition.
As Mountaineers Nation is well aware, White is widely recognized as one of the most explosive and accomplished players in college football history. While at West Virginia, he was named Big East Offensive Player of the Year back-to-back seasons (2006-07). He led them to a 35-8 record and became the first quarterback to start and win four bowl games in program history.
Statistically, White threw for 6,051 yards and 56 touchdowns and ran for 4,480 yards and 47 scores on the ground, which set a then-NCAA record for rushing yards by a quarterback. White was honored a first-team All-Big East (2006-08) player three out of his four years as a starter in college. He was inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.
Following his record-setting career at West Virginia, White did receive a chance at playing in the NFL after being selected by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played in 13 games as a rookie and spent part of the 2013 season with Washington. White also spent time with the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League (2011) and the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (2014).