PULLMAN, Wash. – Dustin White, a standout men’s golf student-athlete for Washington State (1999-2003) has returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach, Cougar Head Coach Garrett Clegg announced, Wednesday.
White was a three-time All-Pac-10 selection, including a first team honoree in 2002. That season, as a junior, he set a school record with eight top 10 finishes, earned his first-tournament victory and won a national player of the week honor.
“I am thrilled that Dustin has returned to Pullman as the WSU assistant men’s golf coach,” Clegg said. “He was one of the top players in our program’s history and possesses exceptional golf knowledge having played professionally over the past-10 years. He has a grasp on what it takes to succeed here and will be an asset in helping mentor and teach the players in our program. He is a great addition to build a golf program that competes at the highest level.”
As a sophomore, White began the season with a school-record tying 65 at the Northwest Classic in Corvallis, Ore. He earned one of his school record 17-career top 10 finishes at the event. He placed in the top 25 of a tournament 27 times, second in Cougar history.
“I was where our guys are now,” White said. “I know what they are going through and some of the challenges they face on and off the golf course. I feel like I can share my experience with them and pay it forward.”
A native of Pueblo, Colo., White was a winner on the Gateway Tour in 2004, 2006 and 2007. He played on the Nationwide Tour in 2005, 2009 and 2010. His career highlight came when he qualified for and participated in the 2006 U.S. Open.