White Named Ferrum College Assistant Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator

FERRUM, Virginia — Director of Athletics John Sutyak announced that Maggie White has been promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) at Ferrum College.

White joined the Panther athletic staff in August 2015 as Assistant Softball Coach under Head Coach Gerald Culler. She was elevated to Associate Head Softball Coach in June of 2021. The 2022 season will be her seventh on the Ferrum softball staff.

In her new role as Assistant Director of Athletics and SWA, White will assist with all aspects of the daily operations in the department of athletics, including work as one of the departments compliance officers. She will represent the department in various capacities on campus-wide and Old Dominion Athletic Conference initiatives, assist with the update of yearly policy and procedures and work as a member of the senior staff in the hiring and development of the athletic staff.

“I am extremely excited to welcome Maggie White to the senior athletic staff at Ferrum College,” stated Sutyak. “Her educational background, experience as a head coach and perspective on the student-athlete experience will allow us to continue to evolve as a department and institution.”

White came to Ferrum from Radford University, where she had served as Head Softball Coach for the Highlanders from 2012-15. Prior to Radford, she also served as head softball coach at Georgia Southern University from 2008-11.

At both Radford and Georgia Southern, White was responsible for all aspects of the NCAA Division I programs, including game and practice management, scheduling, budget management, recruiting, travel coordination and summer camps.

She also served two stints as an Assistant Softball Coach at Radford from 2003-08 and from 2011-12, was Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Support, and served as a faculty instructor for University 100 courses.

White earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2001, then went on to earn her Master of Education degree in Counseling/Sports Psychology from Boston University in 2003. She was a four-year letter winner as a softball player at UNC-Wilmington.

“I am truly honored to be given the opportunity to work as a member of the senior athletic staff at Ferrum College,” stated White “Thank you to John Sutyak and President Dr. David Johns for having the confidence in me to step into this role. Ferrum College is undoubtedly a special place, and I look forward to having an impact on our future successes as an Athletic Department and as a college.”

White begins her new position as Assistant Director of Athletics and SWA on March 1st.