Joe White - Head Coach
Coach White was born in San Diego, California and raised in Pleasant Hill, Oregon which is just outside of Eugene, Oregon. White attended the Pleasant Hill schools through his junior year of high school. Before his senior year he transferred to Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon where he and his family moved. After graduating high school, White moved to Ashland, Oregon where he attended Southern Oregon University and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications while playing for Coach Brian McDermott and the SOU Raiders. After graduating college, White stayed in the southern Oregon area and worked while training to return overseas to play professionally again.
In 2014 Coach White moved to Tacoma, Washington where he was the Head Assistant for three years. He was pivotal in the success and rebuilding of the TCC program and took them to the NWAC championship game in 2017. After his third season at Tacoma, White was hired as the Head Assistant here at Lane Community College. After one year as the Head Assistant, White will now transition forward as the Interim Head Coach for the Lane Titans.
White played college basketball at Southern Oregon University from 2008-2012. After the 2010 season at Southern Oregon, White went on to play a season professionally for Club La Salle of Guayaquil, Ecuador. After a season as a professional in South America, White returned to SOU for two more years as a student-athlete. White graduated from Southern Oregon in 2013 with his Bachelor of Arts in Communications.
"Having the opportunity to be the Interim Head Coach and lead this program here at Lane Community College is an absolute blessing. I am extremely excited and honored to be trusted for such a respectable position, especially here in my hometown. The thought of leading the Titans back to the top of the NWAC has been a thought of mine ever since I got into coaching at the collegiate level. This is a very unique opportunity for me to be able to be here in my hometown of Eugene and coach in front of my family and friends. I look forward to bringing the community together, raising people's awareness of Lane Community College, increasing game attendance, and helping as many people as I can here. I'm grateful for the year I spent beneath Coach Chavka last season and all that I learned from him. I'm now looking forward to bringing my best to the table and helping build a very strong and respectable reputation for Lane. We have hardware that needs to be brought back to Lane. Go Titans!" said White.
Anthony Slater - Assistant Coach
Coach Slater is from Ft. Pierce, Florida. Coach Slater lived in Germany for 13 years, where he lived most of his life. In high school Coach Slater became a McDonald’s All American nominee, 1st Team All State (Tennessee and Florida) 1st Team All State, (Tennessee and Florida) Player of the year, Blue Chip All American. All-time assist leader in Westwood High School history. He led Clarksville Northwest to a 33-3 record and first ever state appearance & final four. He also led Westwood high school to their best record ever in school history 29-4, District Champions, Regional Championship. Coach Slater played at New Mexico Junior College, where he was named 1st Team All-conference and All Region. He led the nation in assist and 4th in steals. He holds the all-time assist record in one game with 26. He is 4th all time in school history in single season assist 270 and two season with 470. In 2001 Coach Slater sign to play at Florida Atlantic University, where he led them to their first ever Atlantic Sun championship and NCAA tourney bid. He holds the A-Sun tourney record with single game steals record with 8steals vs Georgia State. In 2002 Coach Slater enter the NBa draft. Coach Slater became a free agent and played 8 years professional Overseas, CBA, IBL, ABA, PBL, and USBL. 2006 He became top 50 minor league players in the country. His professional career he Avg. 10.1ppg, 10.4apg. 2010 Coach Slater Retired form playing basketball. He started his coaching career coaching Travel basketball where he became a one of top Club coaches in the country. He led Washington Elite 17u to 5 NCAA certified championships and #22 in the nation and #4 in the West Coast. He placed over 24 player players in college in the last two years.
2016 He landed a head coaching job at Archbishop Murphy where he led the wildcats to a 16-7 record and 10-2 conference.
I'm thankful for this opportunity to help another program and help develop players get to the next level.