According to 247Sports’ Ben Moore, after two seasons on the bench as an assistant coach at Georgia State, seven-time state champion Sharman White returns to GHSA basketball at Pace Academy.
White compiled a 264-47 record at Miller Grove, while adding multiple Coach of the Year accolades to his resume. He was named 2014 USA Today All-USA Coach of the Year after guiding Miller Grove to six-straight state championships. White concluded his stint at Miller Grove by beating Allatoona for the Class AAAAA State Championship in 2016, winning 50-48. White took his underdog Wolverines to the DICK’S National Tournament where they upset Findlay Prep 67-65 before falling to Oak Hill Academy 47-46.
Since White’s departure, Miller Grove has gone 43-17 with a 2017 Final Four appearance and a 67-64 loss in the Class AAAAA State Championship to Warner Robins this season. White is expected to join the Athletic Department at 2016 & 2017 state champion Pace Academy. The Knights won consecutive state titles under Coach Demetrius Smith, led by future NBA Lottery pick, Wendell Carter Jr. This past season, the Knights finished 17-12 with a 57-54 loss in the Sweet 16 at eventual state champ Greater Atlanta Christian.