In 1971, Harold White became the first African-American coach at the University of South Carolina and later Academic Counselor before retiring as Senior Associate Athletic Director in 2007.
"The University of South Carolina Athletics Department and its student-athletes have been blessed throughout history to be impacted by so many great people and positive influences," said Athletics Director Ray Tanner. "Harold White stands at the top of that list. Former Gamecock student-athletes who have become successful owe a debt of gratitude to Harold for the mentorship and positive direction he provided them. We are better for having known him and will miss him immensely."
"Harold was a pioneer as well as a mentor and father-type figure to many Gamecock student-athletes, across all sports," said Charles Waddell, Deputy Athletics Director. "His impact on USC Athletics is tremendous."
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