Jeremy White, a native of Vidor, Texas, was named the 13th head coach of the Southeastern's volleyball program on Dec. 12, 2018. The announcement was made in conjunction with the addition of beach volleyball as an NCAA sport, which White will also oversee.
At Northwestern Oklahoma State, White (38-25) led the Lady Rangers to the two best seasons in school history, producing seven All-Conference selections and a Great American Conference Newcomer of the Year. The winningest coach in program history, he guided Northwestern to back-to-back appearances in the GAC Tournament. The Lady Rangers have maintained a team GPA over 3.0 throughout his tenure.
In his first season at the helm of the program, White engineered a 16-win improvement, finishing the year 20-10 overall. With a fourth-place regular season finish in the Great American Conference, the Lady Rangers advanced to the conference tournament for only the second time in six seasons. For his efforts, White was named state Coach of the Year by the Oklahoma Sports Network.
Before Northwestern, White spent one season as the top assistant at Lamar State College in Port Arthur, Texas, and two more as the recruiting coordinator at fellow Southland Conference-foe McNeese.
While at McNeese, White helped guide the Cowgirls to back-to-back appearances in the conference tournament. He coached three All-Southland performers, two of which – Malina Sanchez (2015 Louisiana Player of the Year) and Bridget Justis (2016 Louisiana Libero of the Year) – also earned top honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
White has several years of both club and high school coaching experience, the most prominent being a stint as head coach at Barbe High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
From 2011 to 2013, White led the Lady Bucs to an 81-28 record, three-straight District 1-5A Championships and back-to-back appearances in the State Quarterfinals (2012 and 2013). During his tenure at Barbe, White was a three-time district Coach of the Year who produced 16 all-district athletes, two district MVPs, two All-State athletes and two state all-stars.
A fixture in Texas and Louisiana club circles, he was a club director and coach for eight years, with multiple club teams across both states. Many of the players he trained and coached at the club level went on to play collegiate volleyball after playing in his system.
Still an active athlete, White has continued his playing career both indoor as a middle blocker and outside hitter, and on the beach circuit where he's won multiple tournaments at the Open/AA level.
A two-time graduate of McNeese, White earned a bachelor's degree in health and human performance in 2008 and completed his masters in exercise physiology in 2016. He is married to the former Sarah Lyons, a Lake Charles native. The couples' first child, Karter James, was born in July.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT NEW SOUTHEASTERN COACH JEREMY WHITE
“Jeremy will turn Southeastern volleyball into a winner. He learned from Lee McBride, one of the best coaches in the country, who also mentored me. Jeremy not only knows the game very well and how to train at a high level but he instills a great team culture. The players there will want to play hard from him.” – Jim Barnes, Head Coach, Tulane University
“We are so excited for Coach Jeremy and his family that he is returning home to Louisiana. Our state and the Southland Conference are lucky to have someone of Jeremy’s drive and character leading the Southeastern program.” – Ashleigh Fitzgerald, Head Coach, McNeese State University
Assistant Volleyball Coach
After six seasons as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech, Gabryel Ording joined the volleyball staff at Southeastern Louisiana in February 2019.
During her time at Louisiana Tech, Ording helped manufacture a revival of the Lady Techster volleyball program serving as both an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
After joining the program in 2013, she helped Louisiana Tech improve in total wins in five of the next six seasons. In 2015, Ording helped guide Louisiana Tech to more conference wins than in the previous four seasons combined.
Improved success has not just come on the court but in the classroom. Following the 2015 season, five Lady Techsters were named to the Conference USA Commissioners Academic Honor Roll and one, Jacie McClure, was selected to the 2015 Conference USA All-Academic Team.
A four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Louisiana Tech, Ording also served as the program's SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) representative.
Ording earned her bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech in kinesiology in November 2012 and a master's degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sports Performance in 2015.