Anthony White, Santa Ana College Football Coach, Died After Losing Battle with Cancer at 42

Last Updated on November 25, 2023, 7:46 am

California Football community mourns beloved coach Anthony White, who passed away after battling cancer.

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Anthony White (Image via Facebook)

Anthony White, a beloved coach of Santa Ana College, died after losing battle with cancer. He was 42 years old. School officials announced the tragic news on Friday, November 24, 2023.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of head football coach Anthony White after a courageous battle with cancer. In just three years, Anthony has left an indelible mark on Santa Ana College Athletics and everyone who was blessed to know him. Our hearts and prayers are with the White family and all the student-athletes and colleagues he so positively impacted over the years.”

Who was Anthony White?

Anthony White was a coach of the Santa Ana College football team. In his short term at the school, he rebuilt the SAC’s program, and the school scored nine wins, the most since 2010, according to the school officials. Prior to that, he had served at Buena Park for seven years until 2016. Under his leadership, the school won a league title in his final season. He also served as a commentator for LA36 before joining Santa Ana College in 2021.

His dedication and caring mentorship resulted in SAC winning the American Division/Metro League by 7-4 for the first time since 2017 and for only the second time in 22 years. The school also won against College of the Desert by 56-49 in the So Cal Bowl. His hard work and devotion earned him Coach of the Year by Southern California Football Association.

What happened to Anthony White?

He was diagnosed with cancer and had been battling the terminal disease for some time. He lost his courageous battle with cancer and passed away, leaving family and friends profoundly aggrieved and the community grappling with shock and grief. He was well-loved and respected in the community. His tragic death has left a void in the community that will never be filled.

Community Mourns Anthony White

Anthony White was known for his passion and spirit. He cultivated a culture of mutual respect and established a sense of belonging with his presence and caring demeanor. He strived to create a family for student-athletes from all walks of life, which helped them to transform into a formidable team. The community recognized his efforts and the critical role he played in leading every team he coached to victories. His pupils went on to have successful careers in their lives. Everyone loved him and respected him deeply. They have overwhelmed the family with their condolences and prayers on social media. They have shared their fondest memories and paid tributes to the late coach to honor his memory.

We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends. May he rest in eternal peace.


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