Brad White joins UK football’s staff


Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops waves to Kentucky fans prior during the Catwalk prior to the Music City Bowl game against Northwestern on Friday, December 29, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. Kentucky was defeated 24-23. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Kernel Sports Staff

According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, UK football’s 10th assistant coach position has reportedly been filled as Brad White will be joining UK’s staff as a defensive assistant.

The Courier-Journal’s Jon Hale said a source with direct knowledge of the hiring process confirmed the news. 

White has spent the last six seasons on the Colts’ staff, with the last three being the outside linebackers coach for Indianapolis.

Before coaching in the NFL, White spent five seasons coaching at Wake Forest, Murray State and Air Force Academy. White was a defensive graduate assistant at Wake Forest from 2007-2008, where current UK special teams coach Dean Hood was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach for Wake Forest in 2007. 

White’s hiring should finalize UK’s coaching staff for next season. White is the second assistant coach to be hired this offseason, along with wide receivers coach Mike Smith.


At around 6 p.m., UK confirmed the news with a press release that White will be UK’s new outside linebackers coach.

“My wife and I are really excited and grateful to Coach (Mark) Stoops for the opportunity to join the Kentucky family,” White said in the press release. “Kentucky is a program on the rise. I’ve been very impressed with how Coach Stoops is building this team. I’m especially impressed with the linebackers. They are a diverse group with rising seniors and talented young players all showing they can be successful in the SEC. I’m eager to get started.”

As a result of the hiring, Dean Hood, who is UK’s special teams coordinator and coached the outside linebackers this past season, will assist defensive backs coach Steve Clinkscale in coaching the secondary.