GoPack.com takes you behind the scenes during the Pack's spring practice
GoPack.com sits down with Pack's safeties and co-special teams coordinator coach
Nine-year collegiate coaching veteran will also serve as co-special teams coordinator
Get to know safeties coach Clayton White from the perspective of those who know him best: his players.
Photos from the first day of spring practice
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - A three-year starter at linebacker for the Wolfpack from 1998-00 and a member of the special teams unit during his collegiate playing days at NC State. Ended his career with his name in the record book for several categories, including career tackles for loss (33), single-season tackles for loss (16) and tackles in a single game (23). Was named NC State's special teams MVP in 1997; Professional - Spent three seasons in the NFL, with the New York Giants from 2001-02 and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from March to August of 2003. Played every special teams snap during the 2001 season with the Giants.
EDUCATION: Earned a B.S. degree in sport management from NC State in 2001.
PERSONAL DATA: Born in Dunn, N.C., on Dec. 2, 1977. He and his wife Kelly, have a son, Chase (3), and a daughter, Macy (1).
BOWL EXPERIENCE: As a coach - 2009 Sun Bowl, 2006 International Bowl; As a player - 1998 Micron PC Bowl, 2000 MicronPC.com Bowl.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: As a coach - In 2012, Connecticut tied for the national lead with three punt returns for touchdowns. The Huskies also led the Big East with a 12.5 punt return average, a mark that ranked 18th nationally. In 2011, UConn tailback Lyle McCombs earned Freshman All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America and was a second-team All-Big East pick. He became just the second Husky to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a freshman season. On special teams, UConn was ranked 17th in the country in kickoff returns in 2011. Punter Cole Wagner was named second team All-Big East Conference. In 2010 at Western Kentucky, the punt return team at ranked third in the Sun Belt Conference with 8.1 yards per return. He helped coach the defense that led the Sun Belt in total yards allowed in conference games. During his tenure at Stanford, the Cardinal was ranked as high as 14th in the national polls, posting an 8-4 regular season record in 2009. The Cardinal's Sun Bowl appearance that season marked the school's first bowl game since 2001. At Western Michigan in 2006, they ranked sixth in the country in kickoff return defense at 16 yards per return and 10th in the country in punt returns at 13.6. The defense that year led the nation with 24 interceptions and 3.5 sacks per game, while ranking in a tie for second with 37 turnovers gained. At Western Carolina, the Catamounts led all FCS schools in pass defense and ranked fifth in passing efficiency defense.
Clayton White's Coaching Career